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 and the low barrier to Windows 10 upgrades will add another complexity to the multiple OS versions most enterprises already have. Some applications will be incompatible with Windows 10 and require rewriting, said Andi Mann, business technology strategist and head of Sageable LLC, a technology strategy and analysis firm in Boulder, Colo. Please check the whole article over at Tech Target, via VDI wrangles rogue Windows 10 upgrades.

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12 Cloud Bloggers You Must Follow Today – CloudAlly

12 Cloud Bloggers You Must Follow Today – CloudAlly

I was recently named to a list of 12 Cloud Bloggers You Must Follow Today by CloudAlly. With only 12 people listed it misses many great cloud-focused thought leaders, but I am thrilled to be listed alongside some really impressive cloud commentators. Thanks CloudAlly! Please check the whole list over at CloudAlly at http://www.cloudally.com/12-cloud-bloggers-you-must-follow-today/.

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DevOps Summit Chair @AndiMann Outlines Vision | DevOpsSummit Blog

DevOps Summit Chair @AndiMann Outlines Vision  | DevOpsSummit Blog

On the eve of the upcoming DevOps Summit in New York,  I spent some time talking with the inimitable Roger Strukhoff about my introduction to DevOps, some key concerns it raises for enterprise execs, and the perception that it is more for devs than ops: 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…

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DevOps and better apps hold the key to brand loyalty | IT World Canada News

DevOps and better apps hold the key to brand loyalty | IT World Canada News

I was recently privileged to spend time on a radio show styled webcast with Jim Love, CIO and contributor to IT World Canada, on the topic of how DevOps and better apps hold the key to brand loyalty. After the event, Jeff Jadras of IT World Canada put together an excellent summary article about my conversation with Jim … We now live in the app economy said webinar host Jim Love, CIO of ITWC, and…

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The rise of DevOps in the Enterprise | Network World Video

The rise of DevOps in the Enterprise | Network World Video

At Interop recently I had the chance to talk with the excellent Brandon Butler (@BButlerNWW) about the rise of DevOps in the Enterprise. It is a short video, I hope you will enjoy it. Check it out over at Network World – The rise of DevOps in the Enterprise | Network World Video.

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CA Technologies the 800 Lb. DevOps Enabler- TMCNet

CA Technologies the 800 Lb. DevOps Enabler- TMCNet

Since visiting Interop 2015 in Las Vegas, I was excited to sit down with a great writer for TMCnet, Rich Tehrani, and my colleague at CA Technologies, Aruna Ravichandran, to talk APIs, microservice architectures, DevOps, and the enterprise. Rich posted this short roundup, I think it is worth reading the whole thing at the source on TMCNet.

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Virtualization vs. Containers: What You Need to Know – Datamation

I recently spent spome time thinking abotu virtual machines and containers, in light of the new thrust from orgs like Docker and CoreOS, for an article from the excellent Andy Patrizioover at DataMation. “Containers have critical limitations in areas like OS support, visibility, risk mitigation, administration, and orchestration. This is especially true for the newer brands of containerization which do not (yet) have a significant management and security ecosystem, in contrast to more mature solutions…

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Highlights from Interop 2015 | Network World Video

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I am super excited that I finally met Brandon Butler from Network World (@BButlerNWW on Twitter) in the flesh recently at Interop 2015. He hit me up in the hallway for a video vox pop, which he posted as part of a great short roundup of some of the hot topics for Interop – including cloud computing, DevOps, and Software-Defined Networks (SDN).

Check out what I had to say over at the original video via Network World.

Digital Enterprises Face DevOps Dilemma – Forbes

Digital Enterprises Face DevOps Dilemma – Forbes

Today I was privileged to be featured in Forbes, since being interviewed at Interop 2015 on DevOps in the enterprise by the excellent David F Carr (@davidFcarr on Twitter). Here is a taste of what I had to say: Andi Mann, VP Strategy in the Office of the CTO at CA Technologies, said a common theme he hears from customers such as AutoTrader who have worked with CA on their DevOps strategy is that “shared…

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Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development – InformationWeek

Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development – InformationWeek

 Via Information Week: Speed is of the essence in a world where every company must be a software company. At the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Andrew Zitney, SVP at Allstate’s technology and operations infrastructure services organization and fellow panelists Andi Mann, VP of products, strategy, and marketing at CA Technologies, and Mike Beltzner, product lead for mobile and web apps at Pinterest, agreed that companies need to accelerate how they deliver software, without…

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5 Channel Ops: Big Show Highlights

5 Channel Ops: Big Show Highlights

My great mate Lorna Garey recently reached out and invited me to present at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. My first time at this event made me wonder why I had never attended before. It was absolutely buzzing, and huge interest in both the Expo floor and sessions. I presented on ‘Cloud Computing’s Gold Lining: Channel Opportunities in the Era for Everything-as-a-Service’ to a packed luncheon crowd, and was energized by…

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The Digital Disconnect with @AndiMann By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA

Check out my guest appearance on  Mike Kavis, a key influencer in the DevOps space podcast. We discuss the “digital disconnect”, a gap between the expectations of business leaders and the ability of IT leaders to deliver, and how DevOps can close the gap by delivering services faster and better. http://www.sys-con.com/node/3299319

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IT Leaders Prepare for Next Wave of Smarter and Smaller Connected Devices

IT Leaders Prepare for Next Wave of Smarter and Smaller Connected Devices

Chatted with Hunter Muller at HMG Strategy about the Next Wave of Smarter and Smaller Connected devices. “We’ve all heard or read about the Internet of Things. But what excites me more is the Internet of Cars. Automakers are placing sensors in their cars and those sensors will enable a car to communicate in real time with other cars on the road. The upshot is that everyone driving has a better picture of what’s going…

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