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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 initially I was very skeptical. 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 about DevOps. What do you mean by... (more)

The Case for Cloud Foundry

Cloud computing is emerging to solve numerous enterprise IT problems at organizations of all sizes, and Cloud Foundry has emerged as a leading Platform-­as-­a-­Service (PaaS) to develop and launch applications in their private enterprise clouds. Cloud Foundry is open­-source software, and available in "plain vanilla" code from the Cloud Foundry Foundation. It is also available in proprietary versions from a few vendors. However, it's important to understand that Cloud Foundry is not owned by a single, proprietary provider, and its availability is not limited to the small number... (more)

Containers and Microservices On the Agenda at @CloudExpo By @IoT2040 [#DevOps]

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 Center. 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)

Take the Long View with Digital Transformation By @IoT2040 | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Microservices #InternetOfThings

Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT-and by extension, organizations in general-should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organization understanding that through mobility, data is being generated and analyzed on the edges of th... (more)

People, Process & Technology at @CloudExpo By @IoT2040 | #IoT #Cloud #DevOps

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)