Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- Security: Cloud Security Concerns.
- Data: Looking to Slim Down Your IBM i After the Holidays?
- Open Source: Tutorial Using Node-RED.
- DevOps: How to Build an Effective DevOps Culture.
“Gartner predicts that by 2025, we’ll finally see over half of IT spending shifted from traditional IT infrastructure to the public cloud.”
Along with this, comes a number of cloud native security problems.
A couple of things to consider:
- “A 2020 Ponemon and IBM study found that misconfigured cloud servers alone cause 19% of data breaches. This isn’t rocket science. It’s that simply setting up a cloud properly isn’t easy.
- “Far too often, the C suite and IT teams still think of security as a magical black box that you stuff code and processes in and — ta-da! — they become secure. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
If security is of interest to you, and it should be, this article takes a deep dive into cloud security issues that will keep you up at night.
“Data Queues are small and fast. The downside is that loading data queues over long periods of time, and they will grow and grow and grow.” Here is a quick read on how to slim down your Data Queues.
This article takes “a look at how to use the Db2 adapter and also how we can run IBM i commands from within Node-RED flows.”
What is Node-RED?
Learn more about Node-RED here.
Node-RED has a wealth of IOT applications and devices available and using it with the DB2 adapter it opens up a wealth of opportunities.
As IBM i customers continue to explore and plan their modernization efforts, or look to open source development solutions for key and strategic initiatives, DevOps becomes more and more important.
What is DevOps? DevOps is the intersection of Development, Quality and Operations.
Building an effective DevOps culture where there is collaboration between development and operations teams is important.
“Increase the speed of new software deployments and reducing idle time for workers. Fostering trust between colleagues can improve employee satisfaction, produce new innovations, and positively impact profitability.”
You might not think that your IBM i shop is ready for DevOps. But, I think as you read this article you will find that building a DevOps culture will be extremally beneficial.
- DevOps is a broad philosophy with a wide range of interpretations and use cases.
- “DevOps philosophy says that it is essential to make mistakes because it shows you are trying out new ideas.”
- “The goal is to share a common understanding of one another’s job roles and how they interrelate.”
The IBM i is far more capable than the AS/400 of the past.
Bringing a culture of DevOps to your IBM i organization will help get you there.
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