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Episode #8: Should You Avoid DIY Private Clouds? Our guest on the podcast this week is Mark Thiele, EVP of Data Center Technology at Switch. We discuss the idea that private clouds are often equated with do-it-yourself and why that should be changed. Taking sure you are receiving the private environment you need at a cost that can support your business. Listen in to learn the different ways to own and manage a private cloud. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or eff... (more)

Jesse Proudman of @Bluebox with @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Episode #12 – Private Cloud: DIY or Managed Services? Our guest on the podcast this week is Jesse Proudman, Founder and CTO of Bluebox. We discuss Walmart’s recent OpenStack success story and the expanding capabilities of DIY private clouds. While DIY private clouds require large investments in configuring open source software to meet business needs, they can have several advantages over managed services alternatives. Listen in to learn how a DIY model could make or break private cloud deployment. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Co... (more)

SOA vs. Microservices with @TheEbizWizard By @MadGreek65 | DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Episode #11 - SOA vs. Microservices: Deep Dive With Jason Bloomberg Our guest on the podcast this week is Jason Bloomberg, President at Intellyx. When we build services we want them to be lightweight, stateless and scalable while doing one thing really well. In today's cloud world, we're revisiting what to takes to make a good service in the first place. Listen in to learn why following "the book" doesn't necessarily mean that you're solving key business problems. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in t... (more)

Are Software Engineers a Commodity? By @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Are Software Engineers a Commodity? August 4, 2014 I read a thought provoking article called The Happy Demise of the 10X Engineer. In this piece the author points out how software has evolved to the point where engineers can quickly assemble different components and build solutions in days for a minimal investment where as previously this would take months and tons of capital. There are some great points in this article but the final sentence set off a nerve that I had to respond to. Check out my response on Forbes. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companie... (more)

Smart Labels Will Power the Internet of Things By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Smart Labels That Will Power The Internet Of Things When people think of IoT technology they usually think of silicon based sensors made by semiconductor companies. These types of sensors can be found tracking data on airplane engines, wind turbines, medical devices, and many more internet connected devices. The problem with silicon based sensors is that they are not feasible for cost sensitive items or items in small or bendable packaging where embedding sensors just won’t work. To solve this problem, a company called ThinFilm has created printed electronics. Find out more ... (more)