51 DevOps Influencers to Start Following Today

51 DevOps Influencers to Start Following Today

“You don’t have to be interested in DevOps specifically, to benefit and gain value from what these protagonists have to say. DevOps encompasses so many facets of information technology, that whether you work in Internet monitoring software, IT security, application monitoring, Software as a Service, cloud computing, or any similar field, there is something to be learned from what these passionate influencers have to say about the state of the industry and how to continuously improve it.” via 51 DevOps Influencers to Start Following Today | Network Wrangler – Tech Blog.

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Boosting Your Career with a DevOps Mindset – Dice Insights

Boosting Your Career with a DevOps Mindset – Dice Insights

I was thrilled when the other day someone reached out to me from Dice – the career hub for tech! – to ask what it takes to ‘do DevOps’, and how should job seekers look to gain skills that will set them up for those increasingly lucrative jobs with ‘DevOps’ in the titles. After a short interview, I am so happy to be able to pass on even a small bit of advice to help…

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Ready for DevOps? Time to brush up on The Office and practise ‘culture’ • The Register

Ready for DevOps? Time to brush up on The Office and practise ‘culture’ • The Register

I was recently privileged to talk with Danny Bradbury at The Register about DevOps Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing and be mentioned alongside the excellent Donnie Berkholtz of 451 Research, and a couple other vendoring people. Of course I made sure to credit John and Damon, they’ve both been great educators and foils for me, and good mates. John Willis and Damon Edwards, who co-host the long-running DevOps Café podcast, have coined the term CAMS that stands for:…

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7 things 2016 has in store for the future of DevOps and IT

7 things 2016 has in store for the future of DevOps and IT

In a stunning turn of selective memory, I have decided to ignore the abject inaccuracies of all my former predictions and pretend that, once again, I can see the future, all evidence to the contrary. Alongside Rick Fitz (SVP and GM of my team at Splunk) and other notable commentators, I have contributed to my friends at DevOps.com some ideas on what 2016 holds for machine data, DevOps – and an idea I have been…

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Will 2016 be the year to make or break DevOps? – TechRepublic

Will 2016 be the year to make or break DevOps? – TechRepublic

This week I was privileged to talk with Conner Forrest, an insightful writer and Enterprise Editor over at the esteemed journal, Tech Republic, about the future of DevOps and what to look forward to in 2016. Among some very interesting commentary, including from a great analyst, Kurt Bittner, I said: If DevOps continues its growth, it has the potential to move past the confines of just development and operations. Andi Mann, Splunk’s chief technology advocate, said…

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Expert interview on software localization for worldwide markets: Part 2

Expert interview on software localization for worldwide markets: Part 2

I was recently interviewed by the lovely people over at Sajan, who offer “a full range of language translation and localization services, covering all languages from Afrikaans to Welsh.” How awesome is that!? Here’s a short intro to Part 2 of the interview at the source over at Sajan.com. What global tech trends are you seeing right now? Any predictions on where tech is headed? One of the most exciting trends today is using data…

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Containers Beyond The Hype: Dinesh Subhraveti

Containers Beyond The Hype: Dinesh Subhraveti

I was privileged to be given an advance copy of the new book by crazy smart entrepreneur Dinesh Subhraveti, called “Containers Beyond The Hype”. I penned a short review for the back cover because I was so impressed. If you need to know about containers but don’t know where to start – or if you already know, but want to go deeper – this is a great read. My short review is below, but you…

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Why Your Big Data Needs Good Algorithms – Datamation

Why Your Big Data Needs Good Algorithms – Datamation

I was interviewed last week for a new article by my mate, the most excellent Andy Patrizio, writing for one of my favourite journals, Datamation. We talked about algorithms and more, and he also talked with Gartner and others too. This is a really interesting piece, you should read the whole thing over at Datamation; but here is a short preview… “Data will tell you everything, and data is absolutely growing. The problem is people can’t…

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Expert interview on software localization for worldwide markets: Part 1 | Sajan

Expert interview on software localization for worldwide markets: Part 1 | Sajan

I was recently interviewed by the lovely people over at Sajan, who offer “a full range of language translation and localization services, covering all languages from Afrikaans to Welsh.” How awesome is that!? Here’s a short intro, you can check out Part 1 of the interview at the source over at Sajan.com. You work extensively with software companies. What challenges do many software vendors seem to run into when attempting to adapt their products in new…

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How Discovery Used Splunk to Survive Shark Week

How Discovery Used Splunk to Survive Shark Week

So, in a happy turn I recently found out I had been cited by Erika Morphy over at CMSWire in her super roundup of the announcements and customer stories from the annual Splunk user group, .conf15. It was a fantastic show, and Erika captures a lot of highlights: Andi Mann, chief technology officer at Splunk, described many of these presentations in a blog post from the conference. Partner monitoring was another example, he wrote, in which…

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As interest grows, container management features still missing

As interest grows, container management features still missing

I had a great chat recently with a fantastic journo and a good mate, Alex Barrett over at Tech Target, about one of the hottest areas in virtualization, cloud, and DevOps. Yep, that big! Enterprise IT shops are interested in containers, but there’s a lot that needs to happen before they adopt them whole-hog, said Andi Mann, business technology strategist at Sageable, an independent technology consulting firm. “I’m hearing a lot of enterprises talk about…

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iSpeak™ DevOps: Top 5 Implementation Mistakes to Avoid

iSpeak™ DevOps: Top 5 Implementation Mistakes to Avoid

Have I mentioned that Jeanne Morain, my co-author on ‘Visual Ops – Private Cloud‘ (see side bar to the right), is one of the best people I know in tech, or maybe ever? Well, you should know that, because then it will be no surprise that I jumped at a chance to do a webinar with her and Brian Elkins of Beyond Office as part of Jeanne’s excellent iSpeak™ series. This webinar was on ‘DevOps: Top 5…

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VDI wrangles rogue Windows 10 upgrades

VDI wrangles rogue Windows 10 upgrades

I recently had a conversation with a great journo and good mate, Bridget Botelho over at TechTarget’s VDI and desktop virtualization site, SearchVirtualDesktop.com, about some of the key risks in Windows 10 upgrades, and how VDI and cloud can help mitigate the risks: When Windows 10 becomes available on July 29, it’s likely employees will take advantage of the free upgrade — whether IT is ready to support Microsoft’s new OS or not. The culture of consumerization…

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