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DevOps is first and foremost a mindset – any DevOps initiative must begin with a cultural change. Last Tuesday, I participated in an online panel on the subject of Implementing a DevOps Culture, as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Watch a recording of the panel: Continuous Discussions is a community initiative by Electric Cloud, which powers Continuous Delivery at businesses like SpaceX, Cisco, GE and E*TRADE by automating their build, test and deployment processes. Below are a few insights from my contribution to the panel: What’s so great about implementing a DevOps culture? “A big driver for me is the speed at which business is moving. Business is moving faster and we have to deliver faster. Infrastructure is not just a big funky thing, you can provision faster which creates an opport... (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)

Your Own DevOps Kool-Aid? By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Are You Drinking Your Own DevOps Kool-Aid? I am starting to get annoyed with the direction of all the DevOps discussions that fly across my Twitter feed each day. News Flash! Culture change is nothing new in the enterprise. Check out my latest rant at the virtulaizationpractice where I discuss how we over emphasize culture and don’t focus enough on business problems when discussing DevOps. ... (more)

An Interview with Mark Thiele By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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... (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)