An explanation of industry terms that is a quick read, and knowledge base.
Red Hat’s Ansible Automation Platform was developed to help organizations build and manage automation elements across their operational processes. It provides a comprehensive foundation for implementing enterprise-wide automation for workflows such as cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many others.
Application modernization is the process of porting, converting, or otherwise rewriting an existing application, transforming it to take advantage of new technologies and functionality that better align with modern business opportunities.
Cloud migration is the process of relocating an organization’s on-premises data, applications, and IT processes into a cloud or from one cloud to another. Cloud migrations are often driven by inefficient hardware, aging infrastructure, and legacy systems that are costly to maintain, challenging to configure for the best performance, and difficult to secure for privacy and resiliency.
DevOps is a software delivery model aimed at promoting collaboration between the product engineering and IT operations teams to function at peak performance, thereby increasing their ability to release products and services at high velocity with as little friction and latency as possible. Organizations adopting DevOps have been found to deploy code 30x more frequently with 50% fewer failures.
Defined in connection with the DevOps model, DevSecOps is both a model and a cultural movement that aims to bake security directly into the application development process, shifting the security requirements of a solution “left” (closer to the beginning) in the software development lifecycle.
Hybrid cloud solution combines a private cloud with at least one or multiple public clouds, with data orchestrated between the private and public services via proprietary software or third-party solutions. Hybrid clouds integrate on-premises infrastructure cloud-based services, facilitating management and data portability between the different systems.
Kubernetes is an open-source system for orchestrating the scale, deployment, and management of containerized workloads and services. Kubernetes, which is both portable and extensible, automates many manual processes required for the scalable deployment and management of containerized applications.
Public cloud computing is the infrastructure that’s available and accessible to all users in a national region or globally. It is most often owned and managed by third-party providers. Public clouds give users remote access to enterprise-grade operational processing and storage.
As a security framework, the zero trust methodology requires all users, both within and outside a specific network, to be authorized and validated on an ongoing, per-use basis for security configuration and posture before being allowed to access in-network applications and data. A zero trust approach is a framework for securing infrastructure and data by assuming that there is no traditional network edge and that no entity attempting to gain access can be trusted by default.