DevOps is an exciting and far-reaching shift in IT delivery. The promises are
tempting: radically higher productivity, lower cost and more reliable
So I guess it’s finally time for your IT organization to get on the
development-operations (DevOps) bandwagon, right? Everybody’s doing it, so
don’t delay. The big question isn’t whether, but how and where do you
First, go out and hire some DevOps people. Wait, wait – DevOps isn’t a
Okay, so you should create a DevOps group or department, right? A great team
of people you can train up on DevOps led by a director of DevOps. Hold on!
DevOps isn’t a department or function either.
Well, if it isn’t a role, a function or a department, what is DevOps?
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I’ve been looking at the PaaS space for some time now. I spent some time
with the good folks at CloudBees (naturally), and have had many conversations
on CloudFoundry, Azure, and more with vendors, customers and other cloudy
Krishnan posted a very good article over on CloudAve, and at one level I
fully agree that PaaS will be come more of a data-centric (vs. code-centric)
animal over the next few years. To some degree that’s generally true of
all areas of IT – data, intelligence and action from data, etc. But there
is a lot more to this.
Most PaaS frameworks have very... (more)
The NY Times broke IBM’s embargo this morning by publishing their story on
IBM’s new cloud computing initiatives. I’ve posted the full release
here on CloudBzz.
The diagram below gives a bit of insight into where IBM is today and where
they are heading.
IBM is also updating their collateral with a bit more detail. Here is a
fact sheet for their Smart Business initiative:
Fact sheet: IBM Smart Business
Smart Business is IBM’s commonly branded set of cloud computing offerings
for business. This set of offerings gives clients three choices to deliver
and consume cloud services t... (more)
Following Unisys’ recent announcement regarding their cloud computing
strategy (Unisys Moves to Break Through Barriers to Adoption of Cloud
Computing) I had the opportunity to speak with Rich Marcello, president of
Unisys Systems & Technology, and Sam Gross, VP of Unisys Global IT
Outsourcing Solutions. What struck me was the coherence and clarity of their
cloud computing vision as compared to HP or IBM.
Unisys’ strategy bridges public, private and hybrid cloud models, and
includes well-differentiated infrastructure, platform and software as a
service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, and ... (more)
I had a call with Nati Shalom, CTO of GigaSpaces this morning to discuss
their announcement of their XAP (eXtreme Application Platform) 7.0 release.
XAP is like JBoss or WebSphere on steroids with lots of support for scaling
out and leveraging today’s multi-core server environment. There are a lot
of reasons why someone might want to look at GigaSpaces, including the
ability to squeeze a lot more performance out of the same number of boxes.
Here’s the marketecture view that shows support for a variety of
application frameworks — not just Java.
One thing that’s cool about them... (more)