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Mike Kavis

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Five Reasons Why Docker is a Billion Dollar Company 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 Docker cracked the billion dollar club with a $95M round I decided to research exactly what it is about containers that could drive this type of valuation. Check out my latest post on Forbes that discusses the 5 reasons why I believe the valuation is justified. Register FREE Before Friday! ▸ Here Your registration includes: ▸ DevOps sessions ▸ Containers sessions ▸ Microservices sessions The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California - will expand the DevOps ... (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)

Podcast: DevOps Gaining Support with John Willis By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Podcast: DevOps Gaining Support From The Bottom Up with John Willis Enterprise Initiatives Episode: Our guest on the podcast this week is John Willis, Founder and VP of Customer Enablement at SocketPlane. We discuss the effort needed to implement a grassroots DevOps initiative. Listen in to find out how to gain the essential support of leaders for your project. (Make sure you have both headphones in to hear the full audio of this episode.) ... (more)

Internet of Things Creates Loyal Customers | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Five Ways IoT Enables Brands to Create Loyal Customers Earlier this week Jessica Groopman from Altimeter published a thought provoking white paper that recommends 5 consumer facing use cases for IoT. For each use case she highlights the value proposition for both the brand and the customer, describes a few key methods for engagement, and closes with some real life examples. Check out my latest post on Forbes that outlines the 5 most compelling uses cases from the report. If you're not using the Internet of Things to engage your customers, you should be. Earlier this week Jessica... (more)

Cloud Security and DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #BigData #DevOps #Security

I was a guest on Scriptrock’s podcast series. We discussed cloud security and DevOps. We even talked about my all time favorite album. Check it out here. ... (more)