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 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
A doubling every three years means we'll be grappling with a full Yottabyte
of data in the year 2040. That's one billion p... (more)
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)