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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Platform Strategy and Vision for DevOps

    A little while back we did a market research study “Why DevOps Matters” with Saugatuck Technologies. One interesting outcome what the desire of many respondents, large and small, to work off a single platform. A platform that allows for the integration of 3 rd party tools and products. While...
  • Blog Post: Must Attend DevOps Sessions at Ignite

    After my initial post “ The Ultimate And Totally Biased Ignite Session List For DevOps Aficionados ” I realized that there is some room for improvement. Not everyone is so (overly?) excited about the topic that he or she would spend all of the week of Ignite and only attend DevOps sessions. That said...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate And Totally Biased Ignite Session List For DevOps Aficionados

    DevOps people, here’s over 70 good reasons why you should attend Ignite in May. I need to apologize upfront, this list is very long. But man, it is worth reviewing. For the most part you might miss these if you just peruse the great session catalog on the website. There you have it. Unless you...
  • Blog Post: DevOps – The Honeymoon Is Over

    Monikers come and go, the practices will evolve It is very obvious that DevOps, I spare you my favorite definition, is on its way to become a mainstay in IT organizations of companies of all sizes. Smaller sized “born-in-the-cloud” companies grow and prosper applying modern and collaborative development...
  • Blog Post: Broad Support for Docker in Windows Server and on Microsoft Azure announced

    Today’s announcement of a deep collaborations between Docker Inc. and Microsoft is additional evidence that Microsoft is very serious about supporting IT organization’s decisions to rely on multi-vendor and multi-platform operations models. With containerization becoming more and more relevant and with...
  • Blog Post: SDN or Software Defined Networking – Intro to What, Why, How

    Software Defined This, Software Defined That. We live in a time where our world is largely defined by software. At least in the so called developed world. Software’s everywhere. There’s obvious places like apps on our Smartphones or the PC or MacBook and there are (way more) hidden ones....
  • Blog Post: What does an IT Pro role look like in a new DevOps world?

    In a highly-functioning organization implementing DevOps principles what might and evolved role for IT Pros and Operations teams look like? In the 3 resources below, we answer this question in different ways and even more. Resource 1 : A short Edge Show episode good for starters which starts at 8...
  • Blog Post: DevOps behind the scenes

    It’s nice for us to talk about the theoretical of DevOps, but every once in awhile we really should go “behind the scenes” and chat with some actual customers whose companies are living out DevOps practices. This is exactly what I did in this panel interview at TechEd NA 2014. Watch it and get some real...
  • Blog Post: DevOps in the Enterprise – Hype or Necessity?

    Hey IT operations professionals, what do you think? All Hype? What's your CIO thinking? Is she already on board? Has your organization established a DevOps practice? Be it as it may, in most cases developers already have a head start at this using Agile development methodologies for years. It is...
  • Blog Post: Do not hire a DevOps Engineer

    DevOps is not a person, not a job description, and not a role. I’d be willing to bet you already have the right people with at least some if not all of the right skills currently on staff. They know the environment, the code, networking infrastructure and all. Engineers working on DevOps come from...