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DevOps: Foundations and Its Utilization in Data Center

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Nowdays the importance of the term DevOps (Developer Operations) has been increasing around the world, and Mexico is not the exception. This chapter describes the DevOps approach established in a Data Center of Mexico of a large Mexican governmental organization. The DevOps approach proposed aims to produce a seamless bridge and path between the software development teams and the release and deployment teams at Data Centers for developing and releasing software products. The approach was developed taking into account the process, the people and the technology. Therefore, the foundations, phases, activities, roles and artifacts are described. Besides, the chapter also reports benefits and challenges found in two illustrative real cases implemented in a large Mexican governmental organization data centers. Finally, the main recommendations and cautions in the implementation of a DevOps approach are reported.


  • DevOps approach
  • Software engineering
  • Quality assurance
  • Infrastructure technology
  • Data centers

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    It is a methodology that enables organizations to steadily improve their software security posture over the time. As a result organizations of all sizes and across every industry rely on web, mobile and cloud applications as a source of strategic differentiation and competitive advantage.

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    It is a software design pattern for implementing user interfaces on computers. It divides a software application into three interconnected parts, so that it is possible to separate internal representations of information from the way that information is presented to or accepted by the user.

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    In computing, hardening is usually the process of securing a system by reducing its vulnerability, which is larger when a system performs more functions. A single-function system is more secure than a multipurpose one. Reducing available ways of attack typically includes changing default passwords, the removal of unnecessary software, unnecessary usernames or logins, and the disabling or removal of unnecessary services.


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Muñoz, M., Díaz, O. (2017). DevOps: Foundations and Its Utilization in Data Center. In: Marx Gómez, J., Mora, M., Raisinghani, M., Nebel, W., O'Connor, R. (eds) Engineering and Management of Data Centers. Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy. Springer, Cham.

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