Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

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Managed DevOps services? Or in house DevOps: Which is Best?

Kerry Doyle, TechTarget, Oct. 26, 2021

“The adoption of DevOps by organizations signals the growing dominance of applications, microservices and CI/CD within current IT environments. A successful DevOps initiative improves company culture and process management, paving the way for more efficient resource distribution and better products. However, adoption requires significant IT assessment, development analysis and implementation strategies. To face deployment challenges, companies must decide whether to use their internal IT resources and build DevOps from within or outsource to a DevOps-as-a-service (DaaS) platform. To make this decision, let’s explore the benefits of managed DevOps services and consider whether a subscription approach is comparable to a custom, in-house DevOps approach.

The goal is to establish a reciprocal IT culture that uses CI/CD to streamline execution, eliminate rework, monitor productivity and optimize resource distribution. To ensure success, developers and operations must commit equally to create a collaborative environment in which Agile development can flourish.”

The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2022

Bernard Marr, Forbes, Oct. 25, 2021

“According to predictions from Gartner, global spending on cloud services is expected to reach over $482 billion in 2022, up from $313 billion in 2020. Cloud computing infrastructure is the backbone of the delivery pipeline of just about every digital service, from social media and streaming entertainment to connected cars and autonomous internet of things (IoT) infrastructure.

Sustainability is increasingly a driver of cloud innovation. Every responsible business understands that it has a part to play in tackling the challenges of climate change. In tech, this often centers on reducing the energy usage associated with increasingly powerful computing engines, larger digital storage requirements, and the energy costs of providing 24/7 “always-on” infrastructure services to customers. Most of the tech giants will spend 2022 implementing measures and innovations aimed at helping them achieve their net-zero carbon aspirations.”

FinOps Cloud Cost Optimization via Governance-as-Code 

Kapil Thangavelu, DevOps.com, Oct. 22, 2021

“FinOps brings together a combination of technologies, processes and teams, including professionals from technology, finance and business. By gaining an improved ability to understand, track and manage cloud costs, teams can begin to maximize the value realized through their cloud expenditures. Given the strategic and urgent nature of cloud cost management, it’s not surprising that FinOps teams are growing. According to research conducted by the FinOps Foundation, FinOps teams expanded 47% over last year, and these professionals are expecting their teams to grow 75% in the next year.

To maximize the potential of continuous cloud cost optimization via governance-as-code, solutions need to enable teams to define, manage and revise policies using an easy-to-understand, consistent language. This makes it much easier for different teams to collaborate and gain alignment on key cost management policies and best practices.” 

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