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Cloud-Native thinking and Serverless Computing are now the norm in financial services, manufacturing, telco, healthcare, transportation, energy, media, entertainment, retail and other consumer industries, as well as the public sector. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO expands the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development time, the amount of enterprise IT professionals put out fires, and support ... (more)

DevOps vs SRE vs Cloud-Native | @KubeSUMMIT #CloudNative #DevOps #Serverless #Docker #Kubernetes

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps vs SRE vs Cloud Native DevOps is under attack because developers don't want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That's changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Rob Hirschfeld's recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and controlling infrastructure. The rise of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is part of that redefinition of operations vs development roles in organizations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Rob Hirschfeld, CEO and co-founder of RackN, explo... (more)

Push Technology Launches Diffusion 5.0 for Faster Time to Enterprise Mobile

New software development platform claims quickest route to market with enterprise-grade apps London, UK and New York, NY - May 19, 2014 - Push Technology today unveiled the latest version of its enterprise-grade data distribution platform, Diffusion 5.0, to provide the fastest time to market and value to deliver mobile apps. With a new unified API, enhanced performance, high availability and easy integration with enterprise assets, the platform helps organizations get to market faster with high-performance, real-time apps and for these to be deployed across a range of mobile operating systems, networks and clients. "Customer expectations are soaring as the mobile mind shift accelerates. To meet those expectations, enterprise mobile development teams must be capable of releasing high-quality apps quickly, and quite often, several times a year," explains Sean Bowen, C... (more)

[slides] #DevOps and #Agile Organization | @DevOpsSummit @MThiele10 #CD

DevOps - The Symptom of an Agile Organization DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the time-to-market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn't something you buy, install, or implement; rather it is the symptom of an appropriate organizational system. In his session at @DevOpsSummit New York, Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Technologies at SUPERNAP International, discussed how to get to the right organizational model that will allow DevOps practices to flourish. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Mark Thiele's responsibilities at SUPERNAP include evaluating new data center technologies, developing new sites, identifying partners and providing industry thought leadership. His insights on the nex... (more)

Your DevOps Flavor | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ITIL #Microservices

If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves their own unique path for releasing software - every pipeline, implementation and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes. Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of several complementing (or even competing) methodologies - such as leveraging Agile, DevOps and even a mix of ITIL, to create the combination that's most suitable for your organization and that maximize your business value. Our top 10 industry posts this week cover all the bases of software development/delivery and dig deep to discover more on the roles of Agile development teams, ITIL in FinServ and the emergence of microservices and containers as buzzwords. As always, stay tuned to all the news coming from @ElectricCloud on DevOps and Continuous Delivery throughout the week and retw... (more)

Plexxi Delivers New Approach to Application-Centric Infrastructure

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- Plexxi, creator of the industry's first affinity-driven networking solution, today announced the Plexxi Pod Switch Interconnect and the Plexxi Data Services Engine to help companies cost-effectively manage and scale their networks. The announcement of Plexxi's second-generation product strengthens Plexxi's visionary role at a time when the networking industry is focused on application-centric infrastructure. Plexxi has been focused on application-centric networking since 2010. The Plexxi Pod Switch Interconnect and Plexxi Data Services Engine offer an adaptable, DevOps-friendly pod architecture that allows companies to add network capacity at extremely low cost as they adopt software-defined networking (SDN) technologies that are fundamentally changing the data center. "Plexxi was founded with a focus on application-ce... (more)

Ansible Releases New Products and Simple Pricing for 2014

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- Ansible today announced its 2014 lineup of products and pricing intended to make IT automation as simple as possible. Developers, sysadmins and DevOps practitioners have recently made Ansible a top 10 Trending Python project and the most popular open source project on GitHub for IT automation and configuration management -- with more 'watches,' 'stars' and 'forks' than any other comparable project. "The Ansible core project is less than two years old, and has exploded in popularity due to the simplicity of the approach and the creativity, dedication and ideas of the Ansible community," said Saïd Ziouani, CEO of Ansible, Inc. "As the company supporting Ansible, our goal is to deliver products and pricing, and a powerful new IT automation brand that brings the power of Ansible to the enterprise and delivers our promise ... (more)

JumpCloud Soars into Commercial Availability

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today announced the general commercial availability of its automated server management solution. JumpCloud launched its automated server management solution last September at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco event as a Startup Battlefield finalist. Since that time, hundreds of organizations have deployed JumpCloud, and requests for additional features have helped to iterate, refine, and optimize the solution for DevOps and IT professionals. “The cloud's elasticity and agility has enabled several new operational models such as DevOps, an IT model that blurs the lines between development and IT operations, as well as consolidates historically segregated management functions to improve efficiency and responsiveness,” said Rich Mogull, CEO of Securosis, in What CISOs Need t... (more)

Cloud Computing and Big Data in 2013: What's Coming Next?

What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo / BigDataExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the fast-approaching year ahead. 2013 Will Be The Year of Big Data  | The Internet of Things | Cloud To The Rescue (DR) | SSD John Engates | @jengates CTO of Rackspace Hosting Now its CTO, John joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit. Most recently, he has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace's cloud computing strategy an... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Industry Predictions for 2012

With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - still in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what is being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent consultants to marketeers. We asked in each case for their top five predictions. Here are their views on what's in store in 2012: Santa Clara Convention Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley DIY Service Provision | Cloud of Devices | Security Breach Looms | Personalized SPs | African Growth Lauren C. States | @lauren_states VP & CTO, Cloud Computing & Growth Initiatives, IBM Lauren is responsible at IBM for the technology strategy for the company's growth initiatives, including cloud computing, Smarter Planet, business analytics and emerging markets. Previously she... (more)

Cloud Expo Names Industry Thought Leader Vanessa Alvarez Conference Chair

Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "We are thrilled to see Vanessa Alvarez joining us as Cloud Expo conference chair. Our upcoming event in June will offer the best sessions and faculty to date," said Carmen Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Since the 13th international conference in November, we have received the highest number of sponsorship and exhibit inquiries for Cloud Expo 2014." "The industry has evolved these past couple of years and enterprises of all sizes are taking advantage of what the cloud has to offer. The ecosystem ... (more)