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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)

Podcast: DevOps Gaining Support with John Willis By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Podcast: DevOps Gaining Support From The Bottom Up with John Willis Enterprise Initiatives Episode: Our guest on the podcast this week is John Willis, Founder and VP of Customer Enablement at SocketPlane. We discuss the effort needed to implement a grassroots DevOps initiative. Listen in to find out how to gain the essential support of leaders for your project. (Make sure you have both headphones in to hear the full audio of this episode.) ... (more)

First Commercial DevOps Product From @HashiCorp | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

HashiCorp Launches First Commercial DevOps Product HashiCorp, a San Francisco-based start-up founded in 2012, has recently released its first commercial product, called Atlas. HashiCorp is known by many people as the creator of a number of open-source tools that assist in developing, deploying, and maintaining applications. One major challenge for IT shops is that so many tools are required to automate the building and delivery of software that engineers spend far too much time trying to tie all of these tools together, which takes away time from working on business requests. In... (more)

The Impact of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new hot buzzword and like most buzzwords, its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just "crushed a 4.1 mile run". Neither of those use cases are very compelling to most of us which makes it hard to fathom how experts can predict that by 2020 there will be greater than a one trillion dollar market that vendors will be trying to claim a piece of. Check out my latest post of Forb... (more)

Unicorns, Horses, ITIL, and DevOps By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Unicorns, Horses, ITIL, and Enterprise DevOps “DevOps” is one of those buzzwords that means everything and nothing at the same time. It is like the words “cloud,” “architecture,” and “Internet of Things”—terms so vague they lead to endless debates between IT people. DevOps seems to take this verbal sparring to a new level. On top of arguing over what it means, people also debate the proper method for delivering DevOps. Notice that “method” is singular, as if there were only one way to do it. The following three topics are heavily debated amongst DevOps practitioners, evangelist... (more)