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 petabytes, an amount of data
that, similar to pondering geologic time, I can understand in the abstract
but not truly grasp.
Meanwhile, the nature of this data-which can truly be called Big Data in
today's age of the Zettabyte-is transforming from a jet plane model to a
chewing gum model.
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 initia... (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)
The PC revolution has redefined the notion of a computer over the past four
decades. Now it might be time to redefine the notion of a collection of
computers, that is, to redefine the notion of a datacenter.
Datacenters are thought of as big places. Some of the more recent plants used
by mega-users like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook have acres of land
under roof, with many tens of thousands of individual systems and power
requirements that would support a small city.
Even your friendly local, on-site enterprise datacenter is likely to be a big
room with a big budget com... (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)