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Outages ITOps professionals are thankful to avoid

As we settle into the time of year when we reflect on what we’re thankful for, we tend to focus on important basics such as health, family and friends. But on a professional level, IT operations (ITOps) practitioners are thankful to avoid disastrous outages that can cause confusion, frustration, lost revenue and damaged reputations.


Integration testing with GitLab CI and Docker

GitLab is a complete DevOps platform that enables enterprises and organizations to deliver software to markets smoothly while ensuring high product quality. Software engineering practices use many testing techniques, from unit tests to integration tests. This article helps you understand software testing with unit and integration tests. It highlights the fundamental differences between unit and integration tests and demonstrates how to write integration tests for your applications.


3 ways IT can secure open source software

Critics of open source software have long argued that giving everyone access to a project’s source code creates security issues. But in active projects with highly engaged communities, the opposite is actually true: Open source software helps organizations become more secure. That said, any piece of technology can be exploited.


Infrastructure as Code: A Peek into Power of Terraform

Today, large enterprises are using multiple cloud providers and technologies. Enterprises dealing with distributed loads on their on-prem infrastructure, private clouds, and public clouds need teams that are versed in writing different CLI commands and scripts in multiple languages and require specialists in these fields. Unfortunately, all of this bears a hidden cost since the company has to train its employees in multiple technology stacks to manage different infrastructures.


The Evolution of IBM Integration Bus to App Connect Enterprise

IBM Integration Bus was one of the first messaging middleware applications to be developed and it has gone through many iterations to reach the stage we are at today with App Connect Enterprise. Like any software application, it has become more feature-rich as time has passed and each iteration has marked a new milestone in the capabilities that it has delivered. We will trace some of the evolutionary paths of IBM Integration Bus to see how it came to be where it is today.


How to implement a mature incident response strategy

In 2021, the Biden administration issued an executive order outlining that the government and private sector need to work together to combat cyberthreats and improve the nation’s collective cybersecurity stance. As cyberattacks become more common and more costly, the United States — like other nation-states — needs to do everything it can to prevent attacks and rapidly respond to them when they occur, which requires modernizing its approach to incident response.