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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)

Unleashing “The DevOps” By @madgreek65 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Our guest on the podcast this week is Matt Stratton, Senior Solutions Architect at Chef and Co-Host of the Arrested DevOps Podcast. We discuss building DevOps communities in new cities with DevOps days, as well as best practices from Orbitz and Target in DevOps adoption. Matt highlights great ways to start small with DevOps (maybe even without calling it DevOps) in your organization to gain traction and prove results to make adoption smoother in large companies. Check out this episode! ... (more)

Composability and Integration | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Episode #26: The Future of IT Is Composability and Integration Our guest on the podcast this week is JP Morgenthal, Global Solutions Executive at CSC. We discuss the architecture of microservices and how to overcome the challenge of making different tools work together. We learn about the importance of hiring engineers who can compose services into an integrated system. 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)

The Four Stages of Cloud Competence | @CloudExpo #IoT #Microservices

The Four Stages of Cloud Competence In the 1970s, a psychologist named Noel Burch created a learning model to describe how humans go through four stages of learning when introduced to a new skill. This model is known as “The Four Stages of Competence”. In my latest post on Forbes I use this model to describe how organizations traverse the learning process as they start adopting the cloud. ... (more)