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Talking DevOps with Gene Kim Our guest on the podcast this week is Gene Kim, DevOps expert and author of The Phoenix Project. We get a sneak peek into Gene’s latest project, the DevOps Cookbook. By studying over 14,000 IT professionals, he observed that high-performing organizations are 2.5 times more likely than their peers to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. We discuss how leaders can bring together Development, Test, IT Operations, and Information Security to maximize organizational learning, increase employee satisfaction, and win in the marketplace. ... (more)

Taking DevOps to the Next Level By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Taking DevOps to the Next Level I have seen many DevOps initiatives at various levels of maturity. One common pattern in successful ones is that they have made progress in automating the build process or the provisioning of environments. Both of these accomplishments are necessary and worthy of focus, but the efforts don’t stop there. Check out my post on the Virtualization Practice that discusses 6  ways to take DevOps to the next level. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing ... (more)

Smart Monitoring at Yahoo | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ML #Microservices

Our guest on the podcast this week is Preeti Somal, VP of Engineering at Yahoo. We discuss the cloud challenges that come with supporting over a billion consumers per day at Yahoo. One way the Yahoo team simplifies this is through automation and smarter monitoring. Yahoo also leverages open source projects such as Hadoop and OpenStack, which helps onboard employees through their many mergers and acquisitions. Check out this episode! ... (more)

Seven Ways to Think Different in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #IoT

Success in the public cloud requires a complete mind shift change. Are you thinking about cloud the right way? Most large enterprises have spent millions of dollars on their public cloud initiatives over the past few years but have made little progress towards achieving their goals of increased agility and reduced operating costs. The main reason is simple: they approached cloud as if it were a datacenter. In order to achieve their lofty goals, enterprises need a complete mind shift change. Check out my latest post at Cloud Technology Partners to view the 7 ways to think differen... (more)

Nagios Is Not a Monitoring Strategy

When I visit clients to talk about DevOps, I usually ask them what their monitoring strategy is. Too often, the answer I hear is "We use Nagios". I think Nagios is a great tool, but it sure is not a strategy. Nagios does a good job of monitoring infrastructure. It will alert you when you are running out of disk, CPU, or memory. I call this reactive monitoring. In other words, Nagios is telling you that your resources are getting maxed out and you are about to have issues. Proactive monitoring focuses more on the behavior of the applications and attempts to detect when metrics are... (more)