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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 goals” between the developer and operations teams make a difference. When developers feel more responsible for making sure their software performs well in production, better performance tends to be the result, he said. Both groups of employees “start to care about the other team and what they do,” he said. “The more you measure the results, the better the results are.” It is a great article, so please support David and Forbes by reading the…

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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 necessarily leaving legacy IT behind. During a panel discussion that posed the question, Do You Have What It Really Takes To Be A Software Company?, Mann cited venture capitalist Marc Andreessen’s widely touted view that “software is eating the world” and noted, “Every business is becoming a software business.” From that, one might conclude that if you don’t have what it takes to be a software company, your company won’t last. See the whole article…

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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 the positive response. In a new article reviewing the conference, Lorna posted some of the ideas I put out there on the day. You should read this at the source over at http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/blogs/lorna-garey-blog/2015/03/5-channel-ops-big-show-highlights.aspx.

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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 on ahead of them in terms of traffic, weather and road conditions. That kind of communication is fantastic, and it speaks to the value of IT in all of our lives,” says Andi. Read the rest of the article at – http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Meet-Andi-Mann—News-from-HMG-Strategy.html?soid=1102424019438&aid=7dWoQx-6SrA

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Seven Reasons Your Cloud Deployment Might be Delayed – Datamation

I was recently interviewed by Andy Patrizio over at Datamation.com for his article on Seven Reasons Your Cloud Deployment Might be Delayed. Another industry expert weighed in. “It does spread the cost of infrastructure, which makes it very attractive to CFOs and CIOs struggling with massive OpEx costs for IT, but similar to a vehicle lease, you end up paying more in the long run because you do not get to write off those capital costs but rather continue to pay the provider long after they are paid for (along with a healthy profit margin). The cost tradeoff is simply not that attractive, especially for large organizations with a sunk cost in their existing infrastructure,” said Andi Mann, vice president of strategic solutions in the Office of the CTO at CA Technologies.   Read the rest of the article at http://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/seven-reasons-your-cloud-deployment-might-be-delayed.html

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The Ultimate Endpoint of Enterprise on DevOps.com

The Ultimate Endpoint of Enterprise on DevOps.com

There’s a reason we so often use the word “journey” when we talk about DevOps – it is a critical aspect to a practical approach to DevOps. While we focus a lot on culture in the DevOps community, as I have previously said, culture is an output, not an input; it is the destination, not the journey. By contrast, the set of ‘best-practice’ application delivery methods that improve communication, collaboration, and integration between development and operations are the ongoing journey that drives this transformation for continual growth and improvement, and helps us reach the destination. Which leads to the question for this next article in the Enterprise DevOps Q&A – read the article at http://devops.com/blogs/ultimate-endpoint-enterprise-DevOps/

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The Role of a Traditional NOC in the new DevOps World

The Role of a Traditional NOC in the new DevOps World

This new question in the DevOps.com Enterprise DevOps Q&A series comes from a large business, though not what many would recognize as a traditional or legacy enterprise. This organization, like many high-growth businesses, is in a relatively new market segment that only exists due to the rise of cloud computing and digital media. In their business, the network (especially access to and from their public cloud service) is critical to the value they provide their customers. So it is no surprise then that, as they contemplate their transformation to an agile environment built on DevOps principles, they are asking me about the role of the Network Operations Center (NOC). What Role Does a NOC Play in the DevOps World? Despite coming from a ‘new tech’ business, this is another of the questions that is typical in a large enterprise. While smaller startups and even many web-scale businesses may have an…

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How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy

How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy

Check out this slideshow at devops.com quoting me on How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy. http://www.eweek.com/developer/slideshows/how-devops-helps-grease-the-gears-of-the-application-economy.html

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Why technology alone can’t buy you a DevOps strategy – Highlight

Why technology alone can’t buy you a DevOps strategy – Highlight

Sarah Lysecki blogged about my keynote speech “DevOps: A Culture Transformation, More Than Technology.” at last year’s CA World. “A DevOps project can help you create a cultural change that seeps out into the organization. It might start with one team or a project for a mobile device. That gives you institutional learning and builds up a culture of collaboration.” Read the blog at – https://blogs.ca.com/2015/01/22/technology-alone-cant-buy-devops-strategy/ And see the video of the keynote here –

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DevOps Is Key Contributor to the Bottom Line | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA

DevOps Is Key Contributor to the Bottom Line | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA

SysCon interviewed me about CA’s new study  “DevOps: The Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy,” “The argument against DevOps is over. Global business and IT leaders need DevOps to transform their enterprises into application-led businesses, drive their competitiveness and create business growth.” read the whole article at DevOps Is Key Contributor to the Bottom Line | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps] | SYS-CON MEDIA.

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What benefits are driving DevOps adoption?

What benefits are driving DevOps adoption?

Check out this new article quoting me for Network World to support DevOps research – http://www.networkworld.com/article/2871233/opensource-subnet/what-benefits-are-driving-devops-adoption.html

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