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)
People have re-entered the picture in discussions about cloud computing.
This was my primary takeaway from this year's Cloud Expo New York, an event
for which I serve as Conference Chair.
Over three days, we hosted thousands of delegates attending sessions from
more than 150 speakers, including two prominent women as keynoters, and a
range of topics that covered not only enterprise cloud in general, but
microservices and containers, Big Data and the IoT, WebRTC, software-defined
most-anything, an emerging DevOps culture... and people.
People, Process, & Technology
People, process,... (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)
The 16th Cloud Expo has added coverage containers and microservices to its
program for New York, to be held June 9-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention
Cloud Expo has long been the single, independent show where delegates and
technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the
cloud. This year will be no different.
Containers are an old concept that saw renewed life with the emergence of
Docker in 2013. Then late in 2014, CoreOS shook up the cloud-computing world
by announcing its own container strategy called Rocket. Meanwhile, enterprise
IT heav... (more)
Manufacturing comprises 17 to 18% of the global economy, and is set to rack
up about $13.5 trillion in revenues this year. China assumed leadership in
the sector a few years ago and will account for about $2.5 trillion this
year; manufacturing revenues in the US will approach $2 trillion.
The developed world and China continue to dominate the sector. Things are
less good among developing nations. As an example, the Philippines (where I
have family and an office) produces about 1% of US revenue in manufacturing,
with about 33% of the US population. There are slightly more than 1 mi... (more)