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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)

Marten Mickos on Beer & Cloud Computing

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos (pictured below) continues to be a profound analyst as well as industry executive, especially when he talks about beer and cloud computing. He'll be speaking at the upcoming @CloudExpo in November in Santa Clara. We asked him a few questions about the state of cloud computing today, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: You've said public and private cloud are "two dimensions of the same world." Are you in essence saying "all the world's a hybrid?" Story: Marten Mickos Joins Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Faculty CEO Marten Mickos takin... (more)

Flashback to January 2006: Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "OpenAjax Alliance" Announcement

Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the m... (more)

SOA, BPM, CEP: Getting IT Budget in a Tight Economy

You're in a squeeze. How things ultimately shake out is not relevant right now, because you need to act right now. Work still needs to get done, systems need to stay running, and you must continue to keep pace with your competitors. The analysts are projecting enterprise IT spending in 2009 to range from minimal growth to declines. Yet companies should "not wait for signs of a return to growth to begin planning for business growth," according to Gartner analysts at a recent symposium. "Unlike the (days of the) post-dot.com era-where IT was perceived as wasteful-organisztions no... (more)

IBM SoftLayer Datacenter Serves Toronto

IBM announced a $1.2 billion project in January to build 15 SoftLayer datacenters around the world. One of thosse is scheduled to go online today in Toronto. This is the fifth of a scheduled 15 this year, and is the first SoftLayer datacenter in Canada. It will deploy more than 15,000 servers. IBM claims more than 1,000 clients for these services in Canada, and not just the usual suspects. In addition to financial services, insurance, retail and public sector organizations as, the company will serve startups who participate in the SoftLayer Catalyst Program. The roster of these co... (more)