Andi Mann Returns to @DevOpsSummit as Conference Chair
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to DevOps Summit
2015 as Conference Chair
The 4th International DevOps Summit will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at
the Javits Center in New York City.
"DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in
decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and
I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results
DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at Cloud Expo tell
the world how they can leverage this emerging disruptive trend."
Andi Mann, Vice President, Strategic Solutions, at CA Technologies, is an
accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a
strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, communicator, and thought
leader. For over 25 ... (more)
The stack is the hack, Jack. That's my takeaway from several events I
attended over the past few weeks in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia.
I listened to and participated in discussions about everything from large
datacenter management (think Facebook Open Compute) to enterprise-level
cyberfraud (at a seminar in Manila attended by the US State Dept. and
Philippine National Police) to the world of entrepreneurial startups, app
deployment, and mobility (in a series of meetups and talks in both the US and
I also attended the announcement of a very high-level report from the ... (more)
OpenShift Commons Latest in Battle with Cloud Foundry
Red Hat made the interesting times in which we live a little more interesting
recently by announcing OpenShift Commons, "a place for companies using
OpenShift to accelerate its success and adoption. To do this we'll act as
resources for each other, share best practices and provide a forum for
peer-to-peer communication," according to an official statement.
A total of 38 companies have committed to being part of the OpenShift
Commons, including Cisco, Dell, and Docker. Others include Cloudera,
Hortonworks, Iron.io, New Relic, a... (more)
Gordon Haff wrote an insightful column today about "skeuomorphic
virtualizaton," in other words the notion of thinking of virtual servers as
having the same look and feel of the physical machines lying underneath. The
upshot is that virtualization ends up just being a form of partioning; users
view virtualized instances as no different from a single physical server.
Gordon urges the end of skeuomorphism's reign of terror (my words, not his)
now that containers are (back) in the news.
So don't simply stuff "a hodepodge," as Gordon says, of operating systems
versions along with you... (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)