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Mike Kavis

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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 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 ... (more)

Docker Enters Growth Stage By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Docker Enters Growth Stage Docker recently raised another $95 million in a Round D, even though it is still burning through its Round B cash and hasn't touched the $40 million it raised in Round C. Docker has now raised roughly $160 million dollars. Analysts have estimated its valuation is somewhere in the $1 billion range. Check out my latest post on the Virtualization Practice that discusses how Docker will leverage all of this capital to fuel its growth. When I asked David Messina, Docker's VP of enterprise marketing, about this, he said it speaks to Docker's ability to exceed e... (more)

How to Succeed with DevOps? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Episode #30: How to Succeed with DevOps? Make Room for Experimentation Our guest on the podcast this week is Helen Beal, Head of DevOps at Ranger4 Limited. We discuss how successful DevOps transitions depend on culture, so to start companies must identify their current problem areas. Helen describes the most successful DevOps culture as a place where each individual has autonomy as part of the larger team and where experimentation is encouraged. Check out this episode! ... (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)

Are Software Engineers a Commodity? By @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Are Software Engineers a Commodity? August 4, 2014 I read a thought provoking article called The Happy Demise of the 10X Engineer. In this piece the author points out how software has evolved to the point where engineers can quickly assemble different components and build solutions in days for a minimal investment where as previously this would take months and tons of capital. There are some great points in this article but the final sentence set off a nerve that I had to respond to. Check out my response on Forbes. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companie... (more)