DevOps is an exciting and far-reaching shift in IT delivery. The promises are
tempting: radically higher productivity, lower cost and more reliable
So I guess it’s finally time for your IT organization to get on the
development-operations (DevOps) bandwagon, right? Everybody’s doing it, so
don’t delay. The big question isn’t whether, but how and where do you
First, go out and hire some DevOps people. Wait, wait – DevOps isn’t a
Okay, so you should create a DevOps group or department, right? A great team
of people you can train up on DevOps led by a director of DevOps. Hold on!
DevOps isn’t a department or function either.
Well, if it isn’t a role, a function or a department, what is DevOps?
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Any new technology market has its own lifecycle and rhythm. From
mainframes, through smartphones, there’s the early years, the rapid growth,
some slowing down and inevitably a decline. Some technologies never go away
completely (e.g. mainframes), while others never really get a foothold
(insert your own example here).
Open source was a software movement that began as an idea and now dominates
how many new software offerings are marketed and sold. Open source is not a
technology, but a business and legal framework within which technology is
propogated. Still, the biggest compa... (more)
*** DRAFT - UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL JUNE 16, 2009 at 12:01AM ET
Published here after NY Times broke the embargo
IBM Readies Cloud for Business
New Choices to Automate and Simplify IT for Inefficient Business Tasks
ARMONK, NY – JUNE 16, 2009 – IBM today introduced the industry’s first
set of “cloud” services and integrated products for the enterprise. This
will give clients a reliable way to standardize IT functions that are rapidly
becoming too costly or difficult to use.
Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the
IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio ... (more)
Whew! The last few days have been very busy, but totally fun. Last night
we kicked off the first CloudCamp event for the Greater Boston area at the
Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. If you have not been to this facility,
you should check it out. Microsft is being very generous with this for
technology events in the community.
There were well over 300 people registered for the event, and about half
showed on a hot evening in the middle of the Summer. Thanks again to all of
our sponsors, especially Microsoft for their facility and Iron Mountain for
stepping up to a platinum... (more)
Today RightScale did a webinar on their Cloud Business Intelligence offering
with Talend, Jaspersoft and Vertica. One of the bigger objections to cloud
BI in the past has been security — how can I move all of this mission
critical data to a public insecure cloud?
With Amazon VPC now in the picture, the BI datasets are now as secure at
Amazon as they are in your data center. Why wouldn’t you use the cloud
for your BI needs?