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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)

Seven Ways to Think Different in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #IoT

Success in the public cloud requires a complete mind shift change. Are you thinking about cloud the right way? Most large enterprises have spent millions of dollars on their public cloud initiatives over the past few years but have made little progress towards achieving their goals of increased agility and reduced operating costs. The main reason is simple: they approached cloud as if it were a datacenter. In order to achieve their lofty goals, enterprises need a complete mind shift change. Check out my latest post at Cloud Technology Partners to view the 7 ways to think differen... (more)

@ThingsExpo | Making Sense of #IoT Data [by @MadGreek65]

Making Sense of IoT Data With Machine Learning Technologies In a previous post I discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change your big data strategy. Massive amounts of data from sensors, wearable devices, and other technologies are creating new and exciting opportunities to make better business decisions in real time. However, harvesting all of this data is only half of the equation. Making the data actionable is where real value lies. Traditionally, companies have mined data to look for trends and opportunities. In the world of IoT, searching for nuggets of ... (more)

First Commercial DevOps Product From @HashiCorp | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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... (more)

Taking DevOps to the Next Level By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Taking DevOps to the Next Level I have seen many DevOps initiatives at various levels of maturity. One common pattern in successful ones is that they have made progress in automating the build process or the provisioning of environments. Both of these accomplishments are necessary and worthy of focus, but the efforts don’t stop there. Check out my post on the Virtualization Practice that discusses 6  ways to take DevOps to the next level. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing ... (more)