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Mike Kavis

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Is DevOps What Organizations Really Seek? 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 performance instead of focusing on leading transformational change. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations. In her Keynote at DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, V... (more)

Industrial Internet of Things: What is Old is New Again By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Episode #10 - Industrial IoT: What is Old is New Again 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, preventative maintenance, and safety and regulation benefits. Listen in to learn how IoT extends beyond commercial use cases. Check out this episode! Mike Kavis Joins @ThingsExpo New York Faculty Extreme Internet of Things Games To many people, IoT is a buzzwor... (more)

The Impact of the IaaS Price Wars

Public cloud IaaS providers are competing heavily on price. Watching Google, AWS, and Microsoft play the falling prices game is like watching a ping-pong match. It is just a matter of time before IBM’s SoftLayer matches the prices as well. In my latest post at The Virtualization Practice I discuss the impacts of the price wars and how I think it effects the long term play of both IaaS and PaaS. ... (more)

Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

Some companies are still hanging on to the belief that they can manage their own data centers better than the various cloud providers out there. This state of denial should all but go away when the influx of petabyte scale data becomes a reality for enterprises. Enterprises are going to have to ask themselves, “Do we want to be in the infrastructure business?” because that is what it will take to provide the appropriate amount of bandwidth, disk storage, and compute power to keep up with the demand for data ingestion, storage, and real-time analytics that will serve the business ... (more)

Three Arguments Against Enterprise SaaS By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Three Arguments Against Enterprise SaaS That Fall Flat 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. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace r... (more)