Kubernetes Deployments the Right Way

Kubernetes Deployments the Right Way

There is no argument that sustainable agility is a critical element in today’s digitally powered business world. It is not a secret that every software development company is aspiring to increase the rate of software development, deployment, and responsiveness to evolving customer demands. On top of these requirements, containers, containerization, and container deployments have bloomed with the maturity of virtualization and cloud computing. Likewise, you may also have wanted to power up the DevOps sector of your organization to embrace automated deployments. Undoubtedly, Kubernetes: as an open-source system for automating deployments, maybe one of the first options you chose for this upgrade. But, Kubernetes: still being an emerging technology, has a void for knowledge to implement this technology in the right way. There are many basic aspects that you need… Read More »Kubernetes Deployments the Right Way

AWS GovCloud Kubernetes Solutions

AWS GovCloud Kubernetes Solutions

What is AWS GovCloud? AWS GovCloud is a secluded cloud platform for the US state, federal and local government with infrastructure and services designed to regulate customer-focused workloads, host sensitive data of US citizens, and address the most rigorous U.S. government security and compliance stipulations. The north-eastern and north-western regions of the US are considered as AWS GovCloud regions, isolated physically and logically (network isolation) from standard AWS regions. Nevertheless, the AWS GovCloud can be accessed and used by any US citizen, US Federal, state, and local government agency, and their partners to architect secure cloud solutions for accelerating government services. Currently, the AWS GovCloud addresses the following US compliance regimes: FedRAMP High baseline, the DOJ’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Security Policy, Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. International Traffic… Read More »AWS GovCloud Kubernetes Solutions

Agile Waterfall

Agile vs Waterfall in Government Contacts

Agile vs Waterfall for Innovation in Government Contacts Scrum-Fall Hybrid Scrum and Waterfall Scrum-Fall is a hybrid system development methodology that combines the best of the Agile Scrum methodology with the best practices of the Waterfall methodology. When we consider government IT projects, we have to introduce a new and improved development methodology that is capable of successfully tackling the challenges presented by them. Waterfall with innovations? The Waterfall methodology possesses some significant drawbacks due to the complex and ever-changing parameters of modern software development. For example, the Waterfall methodology limits the design of the final product entirely to the initial stages of the project. It does not offer any flexibility thereafter. Thus, it builds upon various assumptions about user requirements that eventually turn out to be wrong. The Waterfall… Read More »Agile vs Waterfall in Government Contacts

Microservices Architecture

Benefits of the Microservices Architecture by Refactoring to AWS Kubernetes containers

Benefits of the Microservices Architecture The Microservices Architecture has become quite the buzzword, with many large organizations adopting some form of it to power their applications which cater to millions of users every day. Some of the biggest names like NetFlix, eBay, Amazon, and Spotify, have either migrated their legacy applications to Microservice-based applications or built them from scratch in a modular fashion. The Microservices Architecture refers to a development concept that moves applications from large monolithic designs to modular services often called refactoring. The point is to keep each module lightweight and scalable. It is also possible to convert or refactor monolithic applications into a Microservice-based architecture. Component-based Isolation The main characteristic of Microservices Architecture is that applications are built as multiple small components. Components can be created with… Read More »Benefits of the Microservices Architecture by Refactoring to AWS Kubernetes containers

Digital Transformation in Government

Government Digital Transformation using Smart Technology for Social Distance Remote Work

Government Digital Transformation using Smart Technology for Social Distance Remote Work Many organizations have used Digital Transformation as a way to fundamentally change the way they provide value to customers by integrating technology. Government organizations seem to be quite behind due to many reasons, such as not cultivating a culture that supports transformation, and not considering social distance for health, adopting cloud efficiency, or remote work as priorities. Critical factors for enabling Social Distance Remote Work in Government Many governments are now embracing Digital Transformation. However, many of these projects fail due to the rigidity of the processes followed. Agile software factories are one of the most important tools that can be used to make this process run smoothly. We discuss the five most important aspects of Digital Transformation for… Read More »Government Digital Transformation using Smart Technology for Social Distance Remote Work

Software Factory

Software Factory Best Practices with Automation and DevOps

Software Factory Best Practices Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Netflix are just a few of the giants among the many organizations that have disrupted the application development and deployment paradigm. Despite them being from very different industries and using their applications and infrastructure for unique and abstract purposes, there are a few common themes that underlie almost all of these journeys. Many of these organizations gradually built up to their own mix of these practices, which have now become common-place. While it took most of them close to a decade to fine-tune their approaches, knowing about them can give any organization looking to make a similar leap a clear head start. A paradigm shift with devops methodology One of the most common trends seen in many organizations that are now leading… Read More »Software Factory Best Practices with Automation and DevOps

Kubernetes advance Innovation

How does AWS Kubernetes advance Innovation with STARS II government contracts?

How does AWS Kubernetes advance Innovation for Air Force Kubernetes with STARS II government contracts? Cloud services have revolutionized the way enterprises do business. Innovations have become common-place due to the capabilities offered by cloud technologies and the ease of adopting these to software development and enterprise business processes. In the 1990s and 2000s, many applications were monolithic and experienced long development cycles and quarterly or annual deployment cycles due to the difficulties of maintaining stability and post-deployment issues. Other issues included the giant tasks of managing on-premise physical servers, which could take from days to weeks to purchase and restore in case of failure. The introduction of Virtual Machines came as a welcome change which further reduced these deployment times down to the range of hours. Containers improved these… Read More »How does AWS Kubernetes advance Innovation with STARS II government contracts?

DevSecOps Center of Excellence KPI

DevSecOps Center of Excellence for Software Security with Cloud Native Computing DevOps Training and DevSecOps Best Practices

DevSecOps Center of Excellence for DevOps Training of Cloud Native Computing with Software Security The almost universal trend of switching from a traditional waterfall-based Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to more contemporary agile approaches has made way for faster delivery of software products. DevOps training has become the default solution to this issue which is becoming increasingly relevant in current times. It brings together development and operations teams so that their processes are not isolated from each other. This leads to products being more resilient because operations teams are more adept in identifying and preparing for recurring or potential issues. Despite all this, application security issues continue to plague software, causing both financial loss and tarnished reputations. Security was brought into the mix as a solution to this condition. This… Read More »DevSecOps Center of Excellence for Software Security with Cloud Native Computing DevOps Training and DevSecOps Best Practices

Cloud Native Refactoring

Refactor to Microservices on 8a STARS II for Maximum ROI

Code Restructure to Microservices for Maximum ROI on 8a STARS II Cloud technologies have revolutionized how organizations build applications. Especially in cases where new applications are being built, leveraging the benefits of the cloud can help to maximize ROI. This is not just through the upfront and on-going cost-reductions, but also indirectly through other benefits such as microservices performance and scalability which will be experienced in the long run. More and more Defense and Federal organizations are opting to migrate their applications to the cloud due to the difficulties in managing legacy hardware and large technical teams. Cloud services pricing can be much more economical due to the economies of scale enjoyed by enterprise public cloud providers. However, the process becomes more complicated for legacy applications. This is mainly due… Read More »Refactor to Microservices on 8a STARS II for Maximum ROI

DoD Pentagon

DoD Priorities for Cloud Computing

The Department of Defense strategic initiatives are to develop a new course of action with devsecops, agile, and cloud computing, which will help military services and their missions, as a whole. This new direction will also engage commercial cloud services vendors, a pre-existing source, to immediately leverage commercial sector cloud innovations for DoD operations. Further information available at DoD Priorities for Cloud Computing. This new agile development in Military use of cloud computing, which has the potentials to optimize DoD operations, is a move toward collaboration and efficiency which helps the military to be more effective with mobile devices and other related cloud technology. DoD is ready to implement new cloud approaches to further progress these DoD priorities for cloud computing benefits. DoD priorities for Cloud Computing The key part… Read More »DoD Priorities for Cloud Computing