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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 large, monolithic clumps of code into smaller clumps – microservices – that can be more easily built, managed, and integrated. These smaller clumps are designed from the start to be integrated. This model is changing the way we write software. It’s a positive trend, but very disruptive. There is a lot more at the source, Ubergeek and expert technologist, Andi Mann, breaks down containers, microservices, and unikernals | Cloud Era Institute. While you’re there, check out some…

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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 with my good mate Justin Vaughn-Brown over at Sendachi (edit: previously Contino, now Contino again), 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 highly distributed through cloud and other service providers – the only constant for measuring velocity, quality, and impact of applications is the data generated by the application components themselves, and the systems that support them. So increasingly DevOps professionals are building logging into applications, running traces and commands remotely, capturing webserver and other logs, polling APIs and service providers, intercepting wire data and more, before ingesting the output into…

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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

IT projects often fail to come in on time, fail to come in on budget, and fail to live up to what’s promised. These are areas that can be improved. Cloud computing can play a big part in those improvements. The cloud lets you get experimental projects out faster and cheaper, so you can say, “This is what we have already done. Do you want us to do more?” rather than saying, “In twelve months, we might be able to put that into our backlog.” Part of the solution is Agile development and DevOps, which help the IT team focus on business ideas. The Agile model prescribes continual engagement with the business people who are stakeholders in the application. That is an important development in our industry. There is a lot more at the source, Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute. While…

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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 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 prospective jobs seekers, like: A DevOps mentality also demands commitment—this isn’t a one-and-done sort of thing. “If you identify process gaps during cross-training, work together to close them and improve quality,” suggested Andi Mann, chief tech advocate for Splunk. “Closing gaps between individuals and teams by using shared approaches and automation are the underpinnings of DevOps success.” If cross-training isn’t possible in your current environment, acquire practical experience by participating in a DevOps hackathon or…

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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: Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing. On Culture “Look at the cultural side,” Splunk chief technology advocate Andi Mann told The Reg. “Changing corporate culture is no small thing. Its adopting shared values, and systems thinking. It’s accepting the consequence of having smaller deliverables and iterating faster on them.” On Measurement Monitoring and measuring systems enables operations staff to pinpoint problem areas with applications so that they can be flagged quickly for developers. It’s also a…

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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 playing with for some tme now, the ‘Balkanization of IT’ (more on that coming soon!): “Next year this ‘Uberfication of IT’ will turn into a ‘Balkanization of IT,’ driving stakeholders to demand better insight, governance and control of federated technologies to integrate adoption, usage, monitoring, security, cost control and more across shared services.” Enterprise DevOps will grow rapidly. The DevOps revolution has taken IT and app development by storm in recent years, but most of…

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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 that DevOps will evolve to move into other aspects of IT and the business.”Streamlining Dev and Ops, of course, but also spreading out to DBAs, storage, networking, security and even into business areas like PMO, strategy and marketing,” Mann said. “In today’s world, IT is the business, so we all need to go faster, collaborate better and drive better outcomes—in IT and beyond.” Check out the whole article – it’s a good read – over…

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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 whether they should or shouldn’t adopt containers, which usually means that they will,” said Mann. We’re already seeing a lot of traction in agile development environments, where there are strong processes in place for open source tools, but enterprise-wide adoption is a different story, and “the difference is the management layer.” “Sure, there are a lot of orchestration tools, for example, but we’re still missing a lot of the more mundane management features such as…

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DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek

DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek

I am extremely grateful to my mate Charlie Babcock over at InformationWeek for publishing a great article on DevOps, featuring some of my ideas on this new approach for accelerating delivery of new applications and services. “The term ‘DevOps’ is a horrible one,” said Mann at a talk on “What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps” at the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas March 31, and also in an interview afterward. DevOps suggests that the life of a software application “begins with development and ends with operations,” when in fact it may be under continuous development to reflect changing business conditions. Please head over to InformationWeek to read the full article, DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology – InformationWeek. btw, you can see my whole presentation from the InformationWeek Conference, TechInsights Research: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps‘, on SlideShare. The deck is embedded in miniature below, or click through…

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