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Mike Kavis

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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)

Privacy and the Internet of Everything By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IoE

Our guest on the podcast this week is Jess Groopman, Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group. We discuss her recent report, ‘Consumer Perceptions of Privacy in the Internet of Things' and see how forward-thinking companies can incorporate privacy, trust, and education for consumers to differentiate their businesses. Check out this episode! ... (more)

Mitchell Hashimoto of @HashiCorp with @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Mitchell Hashimoto Talking Vagrant, Atlas, and Automation Our guest on the podcast this week is Mitchell Hashimoto, Founder of HashiCorp. We discuss golden images which ensure that every copy of a replicated environment is identical. Image creation has historically caused organizational problems, however, new technologies utilize configuration management tools that are DevOps friendly creating an easy and valuable process that enables teams to iterate often and deliver a consistent product to end users. Listen in to learn more. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the W... (more)

How to Succeed with DevOps? By @madgreek65 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Episode #30: How to Succeed with DevOps? Make Room for Experimentation Our guest on the podcast this week is Helen Beal, Head of DevOps at Ranger4 Limited. We discuss how successful DevOps transitions depend on culture, so to start companies must identify their current problem areas. Helen describes the most successful DevOps culture as a place where each individual has autonomy as part of the larger team and where experimentation is encouraged. Check out this episode! ... (more)

The Future of IT Is Composability and Integration By @madgreek65 | @DevOpsSummit #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)