The evolution of the definition of DevOps

As we step into a new year, there have been several articles posted with predictions on the state of DevOps in 2017–my favorite being the post What does DevOps look like in 2017 by Helen Beal. So, as the future is being discussed in creative ways by many, I decided to take a look backwards into some interesting…

Adopting DevOps – Part V: Overcoming ‘Cultural Inertia’

Last month, my partners in crime – Carmen DeArdo from Nationwide, Lee Reid, my colleague from IBM and I wrote a 3-part series of blog posts on DevOps.com. We titled our posts the Simple Math, Calculus and Art of DevOps. I would venture to say these are must-reads for any organization adopting DevOps. We examined…

My sessions at IBM InterConnect. Come learn with me.

IBM InterConnect starts on Monday (Sunday for many tracks). I am already in Vegas for internal meetings/enablement and a looking forward for the show to start. I have a packed agenda with sessions everyday. The rest of the time will all be spent meeting you – our customers. If you are there at InterConnect, hit…

IBM InterConnect – The largest DevOps conference ever!

IBM InterConnect is next week! It is IBMs premier conference focussed on all aspects of the IT Industry – Cloud, Mobile, Analytics, Internet of Things – you name it! I will of course be there for DevOps. With literally 100s of sessions dedicated to DevOps, this is the largest DevOps conference ever! I have multiple sessions I…

Slides: DevOps and Application Delivery for Hybrid Cloud

I had the opportunity to present yesterday (Nov 5th) at the DevOps Summit by Sys-Con in Santa Clara, CA. Here are my slides. The world is Hybrid. Organizations adopting DevOps are building Delivery Pipelines leveraging environments that are complex – spread across hybrid cloud and physical environments. Adopting DevOps hence required Application Delivery Automation that…

Understanding DevOps – Part 7: Continuous Improvement

A simple description of DevOps is such: ‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to accelerate feedback and improve time to market’ What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of principles and practices that enables an organization to make their delivery of applications ‘lean’ and efficient,…