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Mike Kavis

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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 needs. If there ever was a use case for the cloud, the IoT and Big Data is it. Check out my latest post on Forbes that discusses Big Data strategies for tackling the IoT. (Meet Mike Kavis at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley) @ThingsExpo's giant billboard on Highway 101, in the heart of Silicon Val... (more)

How Connected Cars Will Transform Industries By @MadGreek65 | ThingsExpo [#IoT]

How Connected Cars Will Transform Industries 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 that connected cars will provide in the not too distant future. Check out my latest post on Forbes to see how. Cloud, Big Data, and the 'Internet of Things' Are you ready to put your data in the cloud? What is the future of security in the cloud? Does Docke... (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)

Implementing a DevOps Culture | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Microservices

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, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Watch a recording of the panel: Continuous Discussions is a community initiative by Electric Cloud, which powers Continuous Delivery at businesses like SpaceX, Cisco, GE and E*TRADE by automating their build, test and deployment processes. Below are a few insights from my ... (more)

Nagios Is Not a Monitoring Strategy

When I visit clients to talk about DevOps, I usually ask them what their monitoring strategy is. Too often, the answer I hear is "We use Nagios". I think Nagios is a great tool, but it sure is not a strategy. Nagios does a good job of monitoring infrastructure. It will alert you when you are running out of disk, CPU, or memory. I call this reactive monitoring. In other words, Nagios is telling you that your resources are getting maxed out and you are about to have issues. Proactive monitoring focuses more on the behavior of the applications and attempts to detect when metrics are... (more)