Posts Tagged ‘ devops ’

Big Data, Big Risk – My Upcoming Session at Data360

Big Data, Big Risk – My Upcoming Session at Data360

I am excited to be a panelist at a great session for the upcoming Data 360 Conference, co-located with the HealthTech Conference, to be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California April 2-3, 2014. The session itself is called “Big Data Big Risk : Protecting PII From Penetration, Prying, and Proliferation”, and will be held April 2 at 9am-10am. The session addresses the increase in risk that comes with big data collection and storage; the greater likelihood of allowing some of that data (especially Personally Identifiable Information – PII) to leak or be penetrated; and how to secure and protect big data from these new risks and attacks, especially in Healthcare & Financial industry. I have some important areas to cover, and some customer stories to tell. Especially in finance and healthcare, the move to cloud and collaborative approaches like DevOps pose major risks for data protection,…

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Big Enterprises Need Big DevOps

Big Enterprises Need Big DevOps

The more I encounter organizations adopting a DevOps approach, the more I believe that everyone needs DevOps. I increasingly see how it addresses fundamental problems that nearly every IT organization faces. If you ask senior executives if their organizations are doing DevOps, you often get a blank stare. However, ask them if they are doing anything to foster better collaboration and communication between Development and Operations and you will find that there is not a single organization that is not doing something in this effort. I am also coming to understand that DevOps is at a crossroads and you can see the signs of it in the way companies are using DevOps. Like ITIL before it, instead of sticking to a “pure” DevOps methodology, many companies are adapting DevOps and forcing it to flex. DevOps is such a good idea, yet it is so utterly foreign for so many (especially…

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Consumer-Driven Development Creates a Governance Black Hole

Consumer-Driven Development Creates a Governance Black Hole

Consumerization of IT (CoIT) is rapidly giving way to Consumer-driven IT (CDIT), as tech-savvy consumers drive businesses to deliver increasingly innovative and satisfying technology experiences. As a result, consumer-driven development is focused heavily on delivering convenience, ease of use, mobility, low cost, rapid updates, and cool interfaces. This disruptive approach is enabling exciting innovations, from mobile apps for securely sharing personal photos with friends, to cloud services that let developers rapidly build and deploy environments. However, it also causes these same businesses to neglect some essential back-end requirements – like governance, security, and compliance.

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Harness APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud of Clouds’ | Cloud Computing Journal

Harness APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud of Clouds’ | Cloud Computing Journal

I was recently privileged to be invited to speak at the excellent Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley, to reprise my presentation in New York at the 2013 Cloud Expo East, and to speak on a panel session with some amazing cloud experts. You can read more about the many happenings at the event in my recent post, ‘Fantastic Cloud Expo West … Again!’. I was subsequently invited to submit a paper on my presentation topic, ‘Harnessing APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud of Clouds’ to Cloud Computing Journal: IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new…

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The Emergence and Benefits of DevOps

The Emergence and Benefits of DevOps

Is your organization dealing with a “digital disconnect”? In this new video, filmed with Bloomberg Media, I discuss the DevOps business model, its features, and the benefits your organization can expect to experience with the adoption of this unifying model. For more perspectives on IT trends, visit the CA Technologies DevOps Tech Insights page http://www.ca.com/us/insights/techinsights/devops.aspx

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Video Roundup – Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013

Video Roundup – Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013

I was recently at Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013 in Orlando Florida. Another great Symposium, with some excellent speakers, centering on the topic of “digitalization” – fascinating stuff! While I was there, I presented with the great Ken Piddington (@kenpiddington), CIO of Global Partners LP, on “Taking Charge of the Digital Revolution”. Great turn-out, and Ken was such a brilliant co-presenter. We talked about cloud, devops, mobile, social, and the gos station of the future, as a way to illustrate the incredible innovation that is coming fast, in the form of this digital revolution. You can catch the whole presentation in the on-demand video (as long as it is still there when you read this). I also recorded a quick impromptu roundup of what I thought was cool and interesting. Check it out at the CA Technologies YouTube channel, or embedded below:

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TechViews Unplugged – October 2013

TechViews Unplugged – October 2013

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, George Watt of CA Technologies and I discuss the latest research on DevOps, Samsung’s OLED displays, and how the Fitbit fitness tracker provides unexpected healthcare insights.

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▶ What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps – YouTube

▶ What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps – YouTube

Are you doing enough to leverage DevOps for your organization? Learn what your peers are doing and watch this short video with Andi Mann who covers some highlights from recent global research from Vanson Bourne, sponsored by CA Technologies. via ▶ What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps – YouTube.

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Survey: DevOps an Overnight Success Because It Works

Survey: DevOps an Overnight Success Because It Works

We’ve all heard of bands or movie stars that seem to be overnight successes, even though they’ve been working hard for 10 years to “suddenly” make it. Like them, the idea of DevOps seems to have come out of nowhere, even though it has been around for years and is suddenly making it big because it delivers big business benefits. That’s the results highlighted in the  latest researchconducted by Vanson Bourne and sponsored by CA Technologies. Two-thirds of the 1,300 respondents from large organizations across the globe have a DevOps strategy currently in place or plan to implement one. (We define DevOps as a method of developing software which lets developers and IT operations professionals communicate and collaborate to speed the delivery of new business services.) Even more importantly, of those who have implemented DevOps, more than 90 percent have seen or expect to see measurable benefits. Ninety-four percent, for…

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Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment | CloudTimes

Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment | CloudTimes

I had another article published by the great team over at CloudTimes, titled Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment. In it I cover the challenges of the ‘cloud of clouds’, with the complexity of SDLC involving APIs, devops, rogue IT, and more … Accelerated software development has become a consistent refrain among many IT organizations. This is especially true for those leveraging next-generation technologies, such as mobility, big data, and cloud. Many organizations are making it happen, thanks to focused teams who have a number of application development tools at their disposal that are designed to streamline the creation and delivery of apps to their end users. But the job gets increasingly difficult in what I call “the cloud of clouds”—a multi-cloud environment that features layers of clouds: some on-premise, some in public domains, and some hybrid. You…

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How devops and cloud can remake your IT department – Network World

How devops and cloud can remake your IT department – Network World

We had a great TechViews tweetchat recently, all on the topic of DevOps. Great turnout, and you might still be able to read the Storify transcript here. A couple of days later, Brandon Butler of Network World wrote a really great article, ‘How devops and cloud can remake your IT department‘, with commentary from Kyle MacDonald, vice president of cloud at Ubuntu; Andy Knosp, vice president of product at Eucalyptus; Lori MacVitte, a senior product manager and blogger at F5; and Chris Williams, co-founder of Rafter. In it Brandon et al explore how devops and cloud computing can reshape IT departments willing to make the jump. Then along the way, he cites me, from our TechViews tweetchat! One of the fears about devops and the cloud is what it means for traditional roles of IT folks. In this new world of combined roles, where do traditional operations folks fit in? In a recent…

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