53 essential resources for DevOps practitioners

53 essential resources for DevOps practitioners

 Recently the good people at TechBeacon – an HP content marketing project, but still with a lot of really useful posts – listed 53 essential resources for DevOps practitioners. And apparently I am on! Thanks Techbeacon! There are also 52 actually useful resources then, 😉 including blogs, twitter handles, books, and more. It’s a damn fine list if you ask me! Go check out all 53 over at the source – 53 essential resources for DevOps practitioners.

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Ubergeek and expert technologist, Andi Mann, breaks down containers, microservices, and unikernals | Cloud Era Institute

Ubergeek and expert technologist, Andi Mann, breaks down containers, microservices, and unikernals | Cloud Era Institute

I was recently privileged to hear from Kristin Zhivago, who reached out to me from the Cloud Era Institute, a really interesting group who (among other things) publish an excellent online journal with loads of educational content on business technology. In part 2 of a 2 part series, we talked about microservices, containers, and unikernels:  Microservices, unikernels, and containers. In some ways, these are not new ideas.The basic concept of microservices is that you simply break…

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DevOps & the value of Data: Splunk’s Andi Mann interviewed – Sendachi

DevOps & the value of Data: Splunk’s Andi Mann interviewed – Sendachi

I recently had the great pleasure of talking wiyh my good mate Justin Vaughn-Brown over at Sendachi, a smart bunch of people focused on DevOps, headed up by the excellent Benjamin Wooten, who founded Contino UK. Justin and I had a great chat about Splunk, and the role of machine data in a DevOps: Due to the typical nature of applications and systems used in a DevOps approach – often automated, abstracted, multi-device/multi-channel, containerized and…

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Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute

Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute

I was recently privileged to hear from Kristin Zhivago, who reached out to me from the Cloud Era Institute, a really interesting group who (among other things) publish an excellent online journal with loads of educational content on business technology. In part 1 of a 2 part series, we talked about mending fences between IT and business leaders: IT projects often fail to come in on time, fail to come in on budget, and fail to live up to what’s promised.…

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#CloudMinds huddle recap: Hybrid cloud and the transition to next — Medium

#CloudMinds huddle recap: Hybrid cloud and the transition to next — Medium

I was  excited to be recently invited to join the CloudMinds, a fantastic gathering of sharp minds in cloud and adjacent areas, at one of their semi-regular thinktanks. After the event, the awesome Kevin Allen put together some notes and lo and behold included a small part of my contribution: The word legacy has developed a bad reputation in IT. As Andi Mann, chief technology advocate for Splunk, points out, “The word legacy is really positive…

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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…

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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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