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Mike Kavis

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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 differently. ... (more)

Cloud Security and DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #BigData #DevOps #Security

I was a guest on Scriptrock’s podcast series. We discussed cloud security and DevOps. We even talked about my all time favorite album. Check it out here. ... (more)

Big Data Processing | @CloudExpo #BigData #SDN #IoT #InternetOfThings

Our guest on the podcast this week is Jason Parsons, Senior Architect and Big Data expert at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss the benefits of real-time, big data processing in the cloud and why some companies are hesitant to migrate from their traditional data centers. Jason explains why planning is key when moving from on-premise centers and why all companies should begin their cloud initiatives with a minimum viable product before going into full production. Check out this episode! ... (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)

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)