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)
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
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 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)
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)
"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)