Pandemic outages, Azure Arc, performance, and more

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1. Who’s responsible for security? It depends.

GitLab’s 2020 Global DevSecOps Survey asked developers, security team members, operations pros, and testers who had responsibility for security in their organizations. 29% of security teams said everyone was responsible, nearly as many as said they had sole ownership.


2. Halting cloud migration doubled outages during the pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, many organizations understandably paused ongoing projects to focus exclusively on navigating the crisis. But according to a new report from Virtana, enterprises that suspended cloud migration during the pandemic experienced two and a half times more IT outages than firms that continued their migration.


3. COVID accelerates SD-WAN shift to the cloud

A survey of 750 IT professionals conducted on behalf of Barracuda Networks found over half of respondents (52%) want to acquire an SD-WAN solution via a cloud provider. Klaus Gheri, vice president of network security for Barracuda Networks, said the survey suggests that as application workloads move into the cloud, more IT organizations want to centralize acquisition of networking services alongside compute and storage. He also noted that as more employees work from home, the way applications are being accessed is also evolving, with more organizations routing access requests to those applications through their cloud service provider.

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4. 5 things to know about security breaches

Verizon's recent Data Breach Investigations Report confirmed 3,950 data breaches across 16 industries. In this article, Tom Merritt describes the five most important takeaways.


5. A closer look at Azure Arc

Microsoft's Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes is a hybrid and multicloud platform in public preview. Here's an analysis of Azure Arc covering the features available in public preview, as well as some key scenarios it enables for enterprise.


Kubernetes in Three Weeks: Part II

You may already understand containers—the tricky part is getting a whole set of containers and services to consistently work together and run reliably. In this three-part series, you’ll get comfortable designing, deploying, managing, and updating a coordinated set of applications running on Kubernetes. This three-week, online course that builds off the foundations of Part I, covers Kubernates meshing and observability, operators and serverless, and CI/CD pipelines.

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6. 5 steps to ensure your microservices are running optimally

Tal Weiss offers five rules to keep your microservices running successfully.


7. How to measure DevOps performance

There are four key metrics:

  1. Lead time (from code committed to code deployed)
  2. Deployment frequency (to production)
  3. Change fail percentage (for production deployments)
  4. Mean time to restore (from a production failure)
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