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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 of data. A doubling every three years means we'll be grappling with a full Yottabyte of data in the year 2040. That's one billion petabytes, an amount of data that, similar to pondering geologic time, I can understand in the abstract but not truly grasp. Meanwhile, the nature of this data-which can truly be called Big Data in today's age of the Zettabyte-is transforming from a jet plane model to a chewing gum model. B... (more)

Andi Mann Outlines Vision | @DevOpsSummit @AndiMann #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

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 enterprise IT? Andi: I first started thinking about DevOps back in 2010, when I was an IT industry analyst. It was an intriguing concept, but initia... (more)

Enterprise DevOps Activity By @IoT2040 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

"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 deployment. 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)

Cloud: Datacenters, Meet Software! By @IoT2040 | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The PC revolution has redefined the notion of a computer over the past four decades. Now it might be time to redefine the notion of a collection of computers, that is, to redefine the notion of a datacenter. Datacenters are thought of as big places. Some of the more recent plants used by mega-users like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook have acres of land under roof, with many tens of thousands of individual systems and power requirements that would support a small city. Even your friendly local, on-site enterprise datacenter is likely to be a big room with a big budget com... (more)

Containers and Microservices at @CloudExpo New York By @IoT2040 [#Cloud]

Containers and Microservices at Cloud Expo New York Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 9-11, will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices. Cloud Expo New York Tracks Announced: Enterprise Cloud Adoption Cloud  & Mobility | Hot Topics PaaS | Containers & Microservices Cloud APIs & Enterprise Security Big Data | Analytics Consumer Internet of Things Enterpri... (more)