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Mike Kavis

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Our guest on the podcast this week is Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator of Jenkins and CloudBees. We discuss highlights and takeaways from the CloudBees Jenkins User Conference, which emphasizes the strong community around Jenkins. Jenkins makes continuous delivery a strategic enabler because...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Mike Draper, Vice President, Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss 2015 cloud trends and news from this year’s AWS re:Invent. With topics from big data, application migration, security, and internet of things, there is no sho...
Andy Jassy, SVP of AWS, made a ton of new announcements in his keynote speech yesterday at the 4th annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The conference has grown to nearly 20,000 attendees with around 38,000 watching the live streaming event.
In an increasingly complex world, it is impossible to predict how a system will fail, but through these practices we can see emergent trends and understand how to continuously improve our systems.
We discuss why large enterprises are rapidly switching from the private cloud to the public cloud and the massive cost benefits that come with that decision.
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 highlight...
I was at the Santa Clara Convention Center, next to the beautiful brand-new San Francisco 49ers stadium, this week to listen to two days of discussions about continuous delivery and Jenkins. Keynote speakers were Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of Jenkins and CTO at CloudBees, and Gene Kim,...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Nicola de Carne, Founder, President and VP of Marketing at Wi-Next. We discuss ways to manage data on the edge, by allowing end nodes to react and make decisions close to industrial machines without communicating back to a centralized ERP. We also ...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Alex Polvi, CEO at CoreOS. We discuss how CoreOS fundamentally improves the security of the internet by modeling the infrastructure best practices developed by Google, Facebook and Twitter. Alex also breaks down the specifications of CoreOS’ new in...
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, Contin...
The container market is moving at the speed of light. Each vendor in this space is delivering features at an amazing pace. In fact, things are moving so fast that this article will likely be way outdated in about 2 months.
One of the main goals of DevOps is to streamline the software development lifecycle (SDLC) by removing waste from the system.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Ruslan Synytsky, CEO at Jelastic. We discuss why containers are a key component to the right PaaS solution for enterprises, stressing the importance of giving customers freedom with architecture so they do not get locked into specific technologies....
As companies embrace the DevOps movement, they rely heavily on automation to improve the time to market for new features and services. DevOps is a long, never-ending journey with a goal of continuously improving the software delivery process, resulting in better products and services a...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures. We discuss what makes Docker and Netflix highly successful, especially through their use of well-designed IT architecture and DevOps.
Puppet Labs has published their annual State of DevOps report and it is loaded with interesting information as always. Last year’s report brought home the point that DevOps was becoming widely accepted in the enterprise. This year’s report further validates that point and provides us w...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Kacy Clarke, Vice President and Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss common issues companies face when migrating to AWS, and the importance of systems thinking. Listen in to discover the best strategy to launch your DevOps i...
I have seen a lot of billion dollar valuations lately that have left me scratching my head. Many of those are in the B2C or social media space where companies are measured more on “eyeballs” (the number of active users) and less on things like revenue or business models. So after Dock...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor at AVOA. We discuss the need for disruption in disaster recovery practices after recent tech issues grounded all United Airlines flights(link to dave’s recent post), and halted trading at the New York Stock Excha...
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 diff...
Docker filled up the Grand Marquis in San Francisco and was streaming live to a rabid user base all over the world
Rodney Rodgers talks about the Virtustream acquisition by EMC
Our guest on the podcast this week is Randy Bias, VP of Technology at EMC. We discuss his recent ‘State of the Stack’ presentation. Highlighting the tension seen within the OpenStack community on the issue of re-writing code and reducing complexity for users. Listen in to see what the ...
how can we explain the value of containers to our bosses so we can get broader adoption of a technology that can solve a lot of business problems?
As companies begin building the next generation of applications in the cloud, managing these applications and services is becoming increasingly challenging. Check out my latest blog post on Forbes that talks about the complexity of manage modern cloud architectures.
While on premise systems once offered the greatest capabilities for analyzing your application’s data, the tides have turned as public cloud providers continue to roll out new technologies for analyzing ever larger data sets. Listen in to discover which approach is the best fit for you...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Chris Rezendes, Founder of INEX Advisors and Partner at IoT Capital Partners. We discuss why Boston is a hotspot for the Internet of Things. While the Northeast has a strong foothold in the B2B market where IoT thrives, Boston also fosters many inn...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Jon Baier, container expert and Senior Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss why containers have risen in popularity and what advantages they bring to cloud computing. Platforms, like Docker and Kubernetes, maximize resource usag...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Jeff Sussna, Founder of Ingineering.IT. We discuss the parallels between LeanUX and DevOps, identifying how each can benefit from the other's methodologies. LeanUX uses nimble processes to create a digital experience designed for the end user, whil...
From package delivery to crop monitoring, drones have the ability add value to a wide range of commercial services. However, outdated FAA regulations make it difficult for companies to fly drones in the United States.
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 configuratio...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Tom McKinnon, Founder and CTO of Agribotix. We discuss drones and their many applications in agriculture, especially around crop monitoring and production. Using near infrared cameras Agribotix turns drone imagery into actionable information enabli...
Our guest on the podcast this week is David Houghton, Director at Bright Wolf. We discuss the evolutions of connected technologies leading to the Internet of Things (IoT). Industrial use cases are transforming operational efficiency, remote monitoring asset tracking, preventativ...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Tim Prendergast, Founder and CEO of Evident.io. We discuss the concept of “continuous security” and other ways to keep up with the dynamically changing environments created by the cloud. Listen in to learn why it is essential that your secur...
For capabilities that are not a core competency of an enterprise, today’s IT teams are hard pressed to justify why the needs of the business could not be met with a leading SaaS solution. Here’s the truth. Check out my latest whitepaper that I coauthored for Bulger Partners.
Docker has announced the acquisition of SocketPlane, a relatively new startup focused on driving DevOps-defined networking by enabling distributed security, application services, and orchestration for Docker and Linux containers.
When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) they tend to think about big data technologies like Hadoop where petabyte size datasets are store and analyzed for both known and unknown patterns. What many people don’t realize is that many IoT use cases only require small datasets....
On a recent flight home after meeting with a large bank, I started reflecting on how the conversations about cloud computing with clients have changed over the last 12 to 24 months. In 2012 and 2013, a lot of the conversations where focused on “what is cloud computing,” “help us build ...
What organizations really want is to become a high performing organization. DevOps can help but it is just one piece of the puzzle. Check out my latest post on The Virtualization Practice which discusses how some enterprises think hiring DevOps engineers is the way to high perfor...
Connected cars will create new business models and provide opportunities for current businesses to greatly improve their service offerings. Areas like targeted marketing, fleet management, event planning, city planning, insurance, and auto repair will benefit immensely from the data...