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SYS-CON Events announced today that Japan External Trade Organization & Six Prefectures of Japan have been named "Pavilion Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Meet the leading Japanese cloud computing companies from six prefectures of Japan. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to foreign companies expanding to Japan, and Japanese companies expanding to all over the world. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more. For more information, please visit https://www.jetro.go.jp/usa/. 21... (more)

[slides] Culture: Change or Die | @DevOpsSummit @AccentureCloud #DevOps #AI #ML #DX

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Culture: Change or Die All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the works because of misaligned incentives. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, Greg Bledsoe, a managing consultant at Accenture, discussed an algorithmic method that even someone with no positional power who desires to be an agent of change can implement to a... (more)

[video] @Nutanix's #DevOps Journey | @CloudExpo #Nutanix #CloudNative #Serverless #DX

"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here DevOps at Cloud Expo taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Must Watch Video: Recap of @DevOpsSummit New York Javits Center The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams ... (more)

[session] Scheduling in #Kubernetes | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #DevOps #Docker #DX

Implement Advanced Scheduling Techniques in Kubernetes Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and cost-effective resources on AWS, coupled with the ability to deliver a minimum set of functionalities that cover the majority of needs - without configuration complexity. You'll get a run-down of the pitfalls and things to keep in mind for this route. Speaker Bio Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, has been working in the fi... (more)

Hybrid Approach | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Serverless #DevOps #AI #DX

Waterfall Still Going Strong - But Is It Time for a Hybrid Approach? The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what's coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it's exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries. For most organizations, the adoption of new technologies is a slow process and the larger they are and the longer they've been around, the more time it takes to make significant changes. What does this mean for the advancement of the software development industry? It means that solution providers need to assess not only wher... (more)

Is #DevOps Falling into the Maturity Trap? | @DevOpsSummit #AI #CloudNative

Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo I was at a conference recently when I saw it. I sighed and shook my head. A development manager from a large enterprise organization was explaining how they had created a DevOps maturity model based on CMMI. They went on to describe their current state of maturity and their plans to get to ‘full maturity' in the next three years. He continued by explaining how they had presented this plan to executive management and subsequently received approval for a new ‘DevOps team.' Many organizations are now looking to DevOps maturity models to gauge their DevOps adoption and compare their maturity to their peers. However, as enterprise organizations rush to adopt DevOps, moving past experimentation to embrace it at scale, they are in danger of falling into the trap that they have fallen into time and time again. Unfortun... (more)

[slides] Divergent Patterns for #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @GHaff #Serverless #CloudNative

Generalists and Specialists: Divergent Patterns for DevOps In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they'll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals - as "cloud" did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost. This is the case with DevOps. On the one hand, many DevOps discussions focus on culture, breaking down silos, making everyone responsible for security, and giving developers operational responsibility for their applications. This is primarily a developer-centric view of DevOps. On the other hand, DevOps (or cloud-native operations if you prefer) can also be approached through the lens of h... (more)

The End of Business Process in the Digital Era | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

At Intellyx, we often talk about the transition from the Industrial Era to the Digital Era, but other than the transformation of the technology itself, the details have been rather sketchy. It's time to fill in some of the blanks. This transition has been going on for decades, of course. Another name for the Digital Era is the Information Age, which started at the end of World War II. Yet, while computers and the Internet have fundamentally changed business in several complex and multifaceted ways, we still run our organizations following the familiar patterns of the Industrial Era. With the modern notion of digital transformation, however, enterprises are chipping away at the fundamental organizational and operational structures that have been with us since the nineteenth century or earlier. One remarkable casualty: the business process. Business processes have beco... (more)

[video] @CAinc's DevOps Craftsmanship | @CloudExpo #AI #DX #APM #DevOps #Serverless

View Keynote: ▸ Here DevOps and the Age of Cloud Craftsmanship Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it's anything but - with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty'? It'll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. View Keynote: ▸ Here In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Business Unit at CA Technologies, shared his vision about the true ‘DevOps Royalty' and how it will take a new breed of digital cloud craftsman, architecting new platforms with a new set of tools to achieve it. He also presented a number of important insights and findings from a recent cloud and... (more)

Getting Hybrid IT Right | @CloudExpo #AI #DX #SaaS #ITaaS #CloudNative

Getting Hybrid IT Right By Charles Araujo, Intellyx Principal Analyst We define Hybrid IT as a management approach in which organizations create a workload-centric and value-driven integrated technology stack that may include legacy infrastructure, web-scale architectures, private cloud implementations along with public cloud platforms ranging from Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Software-as-a-Service. At Intellyx, we have a mantra that goes something like this: "We love confusion in the market. It gives us something to write about." Well, if confusion is what we like, Hybrid IT delivers it in spades. The tech industry is a buzzword-creating machine, but the truth is that all of these buzzwords serve a purpose. As an industry, we are in a constant struggle to distill, comprehend and communicate new and complex ideas that are arising at a dizzying pace. So the industry ... (more)

The Business Benefits of a DevOps Mindset | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Agile #DevOps

The Business Benefits of a DevOps Mindset By Larry Salomon In everyday life, I find there are several parallels between day-to-day discussion and some of the lessons we can take from DevOps. Such a mindset can often bring a number of benefits to any business and often these eureka moments can grab you at unsuspecting times! Where Were You When...? For example, do you remember where you were when... Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run? Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone? Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, parachuting 39km to Earth while televising it? Mmm...soda! My wife and I have this long-standing debate about whether drinks with Aspartame should be consumed. She doesn't think so, but I say "yes" - I don't want the added sugar since I'm overweight as it is. (Not consuming the drink in the first place never being a viable option, as then I'd only drink... (more)