Andi Mann has been serving as Conference Chair of the DevOps Summit since its
inception. He is one of the world's recognized leaders in DevOps, and
continues to be one of its most articulate advocates. Here are some recent
thoughts of his in an interview we conducted in the run-up to the DevOps
Summit to be held June 9-11 at the Javits Center in New York City.
When did you first start thinking about DevOps and its potential impact on
Andi: I first started thinking about DevOps back in 2010, when I was an IT
industry analyst. It was an intriguing concept, but initially I was very
Of course I have evolved my opinion since then - it is amazing what a little
(okay, a lot) of learning can do! However, my early skepticism stands me in
good stead to understand enterprise IT executives' not-insignificant concerns
What do you mean by... (more)
The amount of data processed in the world doubles every three years and a
global commitment to open source technology is the way to handle this growth.
An open technology approach fosters innovation through massive community
involvement and impedes expensive vendor lock-in. This benefits buyers as
markets remain more competitive. In doing so, open standards and technologies
also allow for market hypergrowth, and this is the key to handling the growth
A doubling every three years means we'll be grappling with a full Yottabyte
of data in the year 2040. That's one billion p... (more)
Top Six Reasons to Attend Cloud Expo
There are several hundred good reasons to attend Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo and
the DevOps Summit next week (June 9-11) at the Javits Center in New York.
Hundreds of great presentations and exhibits, the world's largest audience at
an independent Cloud and IoT event, and the inspiration that one always gets
when hearing peers discuss what they are doing in the cloud.
I've winnowed the list down to half a dozen big-picture items. I'm sure
you'll have your big reasons as well.
1. Geek Girls
I have a daughter who was an applied math major and is no... (more)
"Oh, dev is dev and ops is ops, and never the twain shall meet." With
apoloies to Rudyard Kipling and all of his fans, this describes the early
state of the two sides of DevOps.
Yet the DevOps approach is demanded by cloud computing, as the speed,
flexibility, and scalability in today's so-called "Third Platform" must not
be hindered by the traditional limitations of software development and
A recent report by Gartner, for example, says that 25% of Global 2000
companies will be DevOps shops by next year! "As we see more IT shops running
like software companies, we'l... (more)
'Tis the season of light. With Diwali recently concluded, we've now entered
the days of the Hannukah Festival, the Advent Season, the Nativity Fast, and
in the Philippines, the onset of Simbang Gabi ("Night Mass"), a series of
evening services as Christmas approaches. The Yule log is also burning
metaphorically if not literally throughout much of the Western world. All
center on the presence of light.
As we enter the new year, fireworks will be obstreperously on display
throughout the world, with the global light show extending into the Chinese
New Year (literally, "Spring Festi... (more)