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DevOps Summit Coming Again to Javits Center in New York City June 9-11
By: Roger Strukhoff
Jun. 8, 2015 11:00 AM
Andi Mann has been serving as Conference Chair of the DevOps Summit since its inception. He is one of the world's recognized leaders in DevOps, and continues to be one of its most articulate advocates. Here are some recent thoughts of his in an interview we conducted in the run-up to the DevOps Summit to be held June 9-11 at the Javits Center in New York City.
When did you first start thinking about DevOps and its potential impact on enterprise IT?
Andi: I first started thinking about DevOps back in 2010, when I was an IT industry analyst. It was an intriguing concept, but initially I was very skeptical.
Of course I have evolved my opinion since then - it is amazing what a little (okay, a lot) of learning can do! However, my early skepticism stands me in good stead to understand enterprise IT executives' not-insignificant concerns about DevOps.
What do you mean by "concerns"?
Andi: Today I see many, perhaps most, IT executives in large businesses are still skeptical about DevOps, just as I once was, and for many of the same reasons. Some of this skepticism is just misunderstanding what DevOps really is, especially in the context of larger organizations; some of it is weariness at the latest new buzzwords and how little they often mean; but much of it is based on legitimate concerns about removing barriers, structures, and processes that actually do protect and assure enterprise IT systems, and replacing them with some amorphous concept of ‘culture.'
That said, leading enterprise IT execs are definitely starting to get it. Seeing the success of the web-based revolutionaries (Netflix, Zynga, etc.) was cool, but seeing results from the evolution of more traditional businesses (Nordstrom, Union Bank, Citigroup) has opened the enterprise DevOps floodgate.
So it's growing now...
Andi: I see this only getting bigger from here - and probably bigger than DevOps. The time is right for fundamental change in large enterprise IT, and DevOps is a powerful vehicle to help enterprise IT execs drive that change.
DevOps also represents cultural change, correct?
Andi: While DevOps is primarily a culture change, it also flows into process and technology, among other things. Indeed, that is where Cloud - especially IaaS, but more recently PaaS too - lean, agile, process automation, service virtualization, API-driven development and more really hit the mark, especially for larger organizations.
As DevOps instills change, smaller organizations can more easily propagate new processes as part of a new culture, but large complex shops don't turn as easily. They need to reinforce process change by codifying these new known good behaviors. Adopting repeatable methods for deploying known good platforms (IaaS, PaaS), codifying known good operational techniques (process automation), using known good approaches to improve efficiency (lean, Agile, API-driven development), or implementing known good technologies for rapid iteration (SV, CI/CD) all reinforce this change.
Of course DevOps can and does exist - and even flourish - without any of these, but it really is a symbiotic relationship.
DevOps was born from new ways to streamline operations like automation and cloud; and from new approaches to streamline development like lean and agile; but in the end, DevOps has also driven adoption and maturity in these new capabilities too. They feed off each other.
What about the perception that the "dev" side is far more amenable to DevOps than the "ops" side?
Andi: The perception that "devs" are more in favor of DevOps than "ops" is pervasive. Especially in the larger organizations, the language of DevOps is most often that of development (lean, scrum, agile) rather than operations (stability, MTTR, triage). The more routine operations work (provisioning, configuration) is typically the focus of streamlining through automation. The outcomes of DevOps are most often couched as development metrics (rapid delivery, faster burndown) rather than ops metrics (uptime, Sev 1 rates, performance).
However, DevOps is good for everyone, including operations. Automating that routine work allows ops to "shift left," moving valuable skills and knowledge earlier in the SDLC. They can team with devs in ideation, design, planning, and problem solving, and move away from boring work to drive truly operable innovation. They become more meaningful and more important to their business, not less. They become a critical partner, not a roadblock.
Yet operations have actually been a core part of the DevOps landscape since its inception, so the lack of enthusiasm is accidental, not intentional.
We have a long way to go with this education. Ops need a bigger voice, but they also need to hear more reasons to adopt DevOps that resonate with them.
In addition to DevOps Summit Chair, Andi will be speaking on June 9, 4:00 - 4:35 pm, and moderating a Power Panel on June 10, 6:15 - 6:45 pm.
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Application Delivery with Enterprise DevOps
Business and IT leaders today need better application delivery capabilities to support critical new innovation. But how often do you hear objections to improving application delivery like, "I can harden it against attack, but not on this timeline"; "I can make it better, but it will cost more"; "I can deliver faster, but not with these specs"; or "I can stay strong on cost control, but quality will suffer"? In the new application economy, these tradeoffs are no longer acceptable. Customers will abandon your brand forever for a slow response or a privacy breach; competitors will steal critical markets if you cannot deliver on time and on budget. Join this session to learn how you can leverage new technology approaches for agile parallel development, continuous delivery, and agile operations so you can (to the tune of Daft Punk), "Work It; Make It; DevOps Makes Us; Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!"
Power Panel | Balancing the 3 Pillars of DevOps - Managing People, Process, and Technology Change to Grow a DevOps Culture
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture.
Software Is Eating the World
Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations. In her Keynote at DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell, discussed how IT organizations can automate just-in-time assembly of application environments - each built for a specific purpose with the right infrastructure, components, service, data and tools - and deliver this automation to developers as a self-service. Victoria's keynote included remarks by Kira Makagon, EVP of Innovation at RingCentral, and Ratnakar Lavu, EVP of Digital Technology at Kohl's.
DevOps Summit Was a Terrific Event! ▸ Here
NoOps != No Operations
Shipping daily, injecting faults, and keeping an extremely high availability "without Ops"? Understand why NoOps does not mean no operations. Agile development methodologies require evolved operations to be successful.
In his keynote at DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, discussed how Microsoft teams that have made huge progress with a DevOps transformation effectively utilize operations staff and how challenges were overcome. Regardless of whether you are a startup or a mature enterprise, whether you are using PaaS, Micro Services, or Containerization, walk away with some practical tips where Ops can make a significant impact working with the development teams. Operational teams and functions are increasingly more important as the industry delivers software at a blazing pace.
DevOps Is Even More Important Than You Think
This Lunchtime Power Panel at DevOps Summit was moderated by Andi Mann, VP of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies. Monish Sharma, VP of Customer Success at ElasticBox; Myles Steinhauser, Software Development Engineer at Blue Box; Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell Inc.; and Mark Levy, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software go beyond the basics in a discussion of why DevOps is not only important for transformation, but is mission-critical for enterprises that want to stay in business.
DevOps: Disruptive but Essential in a Cloud Expo® Universe
The DevOps Summit 2015 New York and Silicon Valley will be held:
DevOps Summit 2015 New York
DevOps Summit 2015 Silicon Valley
DevOps Summit, June 9-11, 2015, at the New York Javits Center in the heart of world's financial capital, will expand 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 time enterprise IT professionals spend putting out fires, and support time generally. Time spent on infrastructure development is significantly increased, and DevOps practitioners report more software releases and higher quality.
DevOps Summit content doubled in November from a single track last year in New York to two simultaneous tracks: "Dev" Developer Focus and "Ops" Operations Focus, as well as high impact keynotes attended by over 1,000 delegates.
We'll see you in New York City! See you in June!
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While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster, leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure, giving the developer a very flexible resource pool that they can leverage and IT is eager to do the same.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York Call for Papers Now Open
Call for Papers for DevOps Summit 2015 New York is now open. Tracks and topics for DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo are listed below. Submit your speaking proposals here ▸ DevOps Summit Call for Papers
Cloud, Big Data, and the 'Internet of Things'
Are you ready to put your data in the cloud?
What is the future of security in the cloud?
Does Docker quickly advance the development of an IoT application?
What are the implications of Moore's Law on Hadoop deployments?
Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2015 New York
Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 2015 Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo June 9-11, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 3-5, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Our upcoming June 9-11, 2015, event in New York City will present a total of 10 simultaneous tracks (the largest conference content in the world) by an all-star faculty, over three days, plus the popular two-day "Cloud Computing Bootcamp" presented by Janakiram MSV, an analyst with the Gigaom Research analyst network where he covers the Cloud Services landscape.
Cloud and Big Data topics and tracks include: Enterprise Cloud Adoption, APM & Cloud Computing | Hot Topics, Cloud APIs & Business, Cloud Security | Mobility, and Big Data | Analytics.
@ThingsExpo content also tripled from a single track last year to three simultaneous (all sold-out) IoT tracks: Consumer IoT, Enterprise IoT, and IoT Developer | WebRTC Convergence.
Please check back for daily updates as we are working with our distinguished faculty members to finalize new session abstracts. If you have any questions please contact us at events (at) sys-con.com. Last but not least we will announce our keynotes to be delivered by world-class speakers on the hottest topics!
@ThingsExpo 2015 New York (June 9-11 in New York City)
The largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world has announced "sponsorship opportunities" and "call for papers."
The 1st International Internet of @ThingsExpo was launched this June at the Javits Center in New York City with over 6,000 delegates in attendance. The 2nd International Internet of @ThingsExpo took place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, with an estimated 6,000 plus delegates attending over three days.
@ThingsExpo is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading IoT industry players in the world. In 2015, more than 200 companies will be present on the @ThingsExpo show floor, including global players and the hottest new technology pioneers.
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Are Now Available
For more information on sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities contact Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021. Book both events for additional savings!
World's Top 2nd Wave Cloud and IoT Players: 2014 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Acision (Exhibitor), ActiveState (Silver), AgilePoint (Exhibitor), Ambernet (Exhibitor), Amplidata (Exhibitor), Apacer Memory America (Exhibitor), Appcore (Exhibitor), AppDynamics (Exhibitor), AppZero (Exhibitor), Aria Systems (Bronze), Automic (Gold), Avere Systems (Exhibitor), Axis Communications (Exhibitor), Basic6 (Exhibitor), Bitium (Exhibitor), BlueBox (Bronze), Brother Office (Bronze), BSQUARE (Bronze), BUMI (Exhibitor), CA Technologies (Platinum), Calm.io (Bronze), CiRBA (Bronze), Cisco (Gold), Cloudant (Exhibitor), Cloudian (Bronze), CodeFutures (Bronze), Connect2.me (Exhibitor), Connected Data (Exhibitor), CrashPlan/Code42 (Exhibitor), Creative Business Solutions (Exhibitor), Cynny Italia (Exhibitor), Dasher Technologies (Exhibitor), DEAC Data Centers (Silver), Dell (Silver), Distrix (Exhibitor), Dyn (Bronze), e-SignLive by Silanis (Exhibitor), Edgecast Networks (Platinum), ElasticBox (Exhibitor), Endstream/Open Data Centers (Exhibitor),
ESRI (Bronze), Evident.io (Exhibitor), FireHost (Bronze), Gigamon (Silver), GoodData (Bronze), Gridstore (Exhibitor), Harbinger Group (Exhibitor), HP (DevOps Track Sponsor), IAPP (Exhibitor), IBM (Platinum), IDenticard (Exhibitor), Imperva (Exhibitor), IndependenceIT (Exhibitor), Infor (Platinum), InMage (Exhibitor), Innodisk (Exhibitor), ITinvolve (Silver), iwNetworks (Exhibitor), Ixia (Exhibitor), iXsystems (Exhibitor), Jelastic (Exhibitor), MangoApps (Exhibitor), Matrix.org (Silver), MetraTech (Bronze), Microsoft (Diamond), NaviSite (Silver), Net Access Corporation (Exhibitor), NuoDB (Bronze), NY Times (Exhibitor), Objectivity (Exhibitor), OpenCrowd (Exhibitor), Oracle (Platinum Plus), OutSystems (Bronze), Parasoft (Exhibitor), Peak10 (Exhibitor), Peer 1 Hosting (Exhibitor), Pluralsight (Exhibitor), PubNub (Exhibitor), QTS Data Centers (Bronze), Quantum (Exhibitor), Qubell (Platinum), r-evolutionapp (Exhibitor), RackWare (Exhibitor), Red Hat (Bronze), RingStor (e-Bulletin Sponsor), SAP (Gold), ScaleMP (Exhibitor), Seagate (Exhibitor), SendGrid (Exhibitor), Serena Software (Exhibitor), SherWeb (Exhibitor),
SimpleECM (Exhibitor), Smartvue (Exhibitor), SOA Software (Bronze), SOASTA CloudTest (Exhibitor), SoftLayer (Gold), SoftwareAG (Exhibitor), Solgenia (Exhibitor), SPAN Systems (Exhibitor), StackIQ (Exhibitor), Stateless Networks (Exhibitor), Stratogent (Exhibitor), Telecity (Exhibitor), Telehouse (Exhibitor), Telestax (Exhibitor), Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium (Exhibitor), Ulunsoft (Exhibitor), Utimaco (Exhibitor), VASCO Data Security (Bronze), Veeam (Exhibitor), Verizon (Platinum), VictorOps (Exhibitor), Virtustream (Power Panel Sponsor), Vormetric (Bronze), Will Jaya (Exhibitor), Windstream (Silver), WSM - Website Movers International (Exhibitor), Zentera (Exhibitor), Zerto (Exhibitor)
Secure Your VIP Pass to Attend @ThingsExpo 2015 New York
To take advantage of this opportunity, attendees can use the special "coupon code" on the registration page and secure their "@ThingsExpo Plus" registration to attend all keynotes and general sessions, as well as a limited number of technical sessions each day of the show, in addition to full access to the expo floor and the @ThingsExpo hackathons throughout the week.
The registration page is located at the @ThingsExpo site here.
@ThingsExpo 2015 New York 'Call for Papers' Now Open
Track 1 - Consumer IoT and Wearables: Smart Appliances, Wearables, Smart Cars, Smartphones 2.0, Smart Travel, Personal Fitness, Health Care, Personalized Marketing, Customized Shopping, Personal Finance, The Digital Divide, Mobile Cash & Markets, Games & the IoT, The Future of Education, Virtual Reality
Track 2 - Enterprise IoT: The Business Case for IoT, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, The Smart Home, M2M, Authentication/Security, Wiring the IoT, The Internet of Everything, Digital Transformation of Enterprise IT, Agriculture, Transportation, Manufacturing, Local & State Government, Federal Government
Track 3 - IoT Developer | WebRTC Convergence: WebRTC, Eclipse Foundation, Cloud Foundry, Docker & Linux Containers, Node-Red, Open Source Hardware, Leveraging SOA, Multi-Cloud IoT, Evolving Standards, WebSockets, Security & Privacy Protocols, GPS & Proximity Services, Bluetooth/RFID/etc., XMPP, Nest Labs
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Chris Matthieu Named @ThingsExpo Tech Chair
Internet of @ThingsExpo named Chris Matthieu tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley.
Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010, which was acquired by Voxeo. Next he built an open source Node.JS PaaS called Nodester, which was acquired by AppFog. His latest startups include Twelephone. Leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, Twelephone's BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to become the next generation telecom company running in the Web browser. Chris is currently co-founder and CTO of Octoblu.
CEO Power Panel in Silicon Valley Examined Agility, Cloud, Big Data, and the 'Internet of Things'
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, addressed the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream; Brendan O'Brien, co-founder of Aria Systems, Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState Software; Jim Cowie, chief scientist at Dyn; Dave Wagstaff, VP and chief architect at BSQUARE Corporation; Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, Inc.; and Andris Gailitis, CIO of DEAC, discussed how important public, private, and hybrid cloud are to the enterprise. How does one define Big Data? And how is the IoT tying all this together?
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