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Mike Kavis

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HashiCorp Launches First Commercial DevOps Product HashiCorp, a San Francisco-based start-up founded in 2012, has recently released its first commercial product, called Atlas. HashiCorp is known by many people as the creator of a number of open-source tools that assist in developing, deploying, and maintaining applications. One major challenge for IT shops is that so many tools are required to automate the building and delivery of software that engineers spend far too much time trying to tie all of these tools together, which takes away time from working on business requests. In many shops, one or more people may be dedicated to managing the complexities of the DevOps tool chain, which includes integration, patching, upgrading, and many other non-value added tasks. With Atlas, engineers can leverage a single tool for managing infrastructure and builds with a common ... (more)

The Digital Disconnect with @AndiMann By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Episode #7: The Digital Disconnect w/Andi Mann Our guest on the podcast this week is Andi Mann, VP, Office of the CTO at CA Technologies. We discuss the "digital disconnect", a gap between the expectations of business leaders and the ability of IT leaders to deliver, and how DevOps can close the gap by delivering services faster and better. Listen in to learn how you can utilize resources within your enterprise to address the digital disconnect. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space... (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)

Podcast: News From ChefConf And Red Hat Summit

David Linthicum and I attended the Red Hat Summit and Chef Conf 2014 this past week and sat down to talk about both conferences, as well as topics like Docker, OpenStack, and VMWare. ... (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)