Improving DevOps through Continuous Verification (Multi-Cloud Podcast Roundup

Don’t miss the latest installment of VMware’s Multi-Cloud podcast series, with guests Bill Shetti and Dan Ilson. This episode looks at Continuous Verification (CV), an emerging approach to extend CI/CD processes that’s helping to expand the boundaries of DevOps. Find out how it helps you deploy applications that are more reliable, more secure and more cost-effective. 

 

On the latest installment of VMware’s Multi-Cloud podcast series, Eric Nielsen (@ericnipro) and I (@davidj7494) took a look at an emerging approach to extend CI/CD processes through a concept called Continuous Verification (CV). Our guests on the podcast were Bill Shetti and Dan Ilson.  Both are VMware Cloud Evangelists, focused on helping our customers better operate their public cloud environments. Here are the links to the newest podcast.

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We all discussed how CV is helping to expand the boundaries of DevOps. One way it’s doing this is by pulling more and more post-deployment checks into CI/CD pipelines.That means when applications are deployed, they’re more reliable, more secure and more cost-effective. 

 

Common CV Scenarios

Using continuous verification, Bill, Dan and the rest of their team have created governance checks as part of their CI/CD pipelines. These checks perform various functions, including:

  • Verifying the expected resource utilization and associated costs of those resources won’t exceed authorized limits
  • Validating that the configurations of the IaaS and PaaS resources they’re using meet specific security and compliance best practices
  • Ensuring that once deployed, an application can achieve specific performance thresholds 

 

Multiple Scenarios and Technologies

The team is leveraging a combination of VMware technologies, cloud hyper-scaler technologies and a host of 3rd party tools as part of their continuous verification efforts.  The approach can extend to a wide range of scenarios and technologies. The goal is always the same: speed up code delivery while at the same time delivering higher-quality code that meets stringent performance objectives and is more secure and more reliable.

 

Learn More

The team has a microsite loaded with blogs, videos, and code samples that fully illustrate the concept of continuous verification across a wide range of scenarios and technologies.  If you’re interested in learning more about continuous verification be sure to check out this content. We hope you get a chance to listen to and enjoy the podcast. As always, if you have ideas on topics you’d like to see us address in the future or any feedback at all just let us know.

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David Jasso

Director of Cloud Marketing at VMware

David Jasso is a Director of Cloud Marketing at VMware focused on Multi-Cloud operations. David joined VMware in 2011 and was a key member of the team that introduced VMware vRealize Operations to the market. He has also lead product marketing for VMware's vRealize Suite with a focus on automation and business management technologies. Prior to joining VMware, David held roles in Product Management, Industry Marketing and Product Marketing for a major Enterprise Management vendor. During his career David has also held roles in engineering program management, data warehousing project management and has been a manager of corporate finance and IT teams.

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