Will DevOps Become the Norm?
All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope
for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares
across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct.
Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely
due to the fact that he led off with such a bold one. “DevOps teams become
the norm, not the exception.” While you would imagine that the DevOps
faithful and its believers would be the biggest fans of this coming true this
year, I would argue that it’s software customers who have received a
product from DevOps-practicing teams that are waving the biggest flag.
Batra labels DevOps as once being only an “agile offshoot” which is hard
to hard to believe that it once existed only as such, even in its still-young
age, and this is credited to its meteoric... (more)
By now we’ve seen plenty of cost justification on the efficiency of using
cloud infrastructure. You can easily Google “Cloud Computing Value” and
get a stack of analyst and vendor reports. Or just pop open Amazon’s AWS
value calculator and plug in some numbers. There are huge one-time and
recurring IT cost savings to be realized by moving on-premise systems to
So we get a better deal on compute cost with cloud. That’s something. Now
let’s wring value out of one the most expensive and high-risk IT
activities: software development and testing.
Software devel... (more)
This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on
Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and
Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing
sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development
and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were
Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S.
based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of
virtual and ... (more)
The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 3
This is the final chapter in Seth Payne's three-part series. Click here
to read Part One or Part Two.
Where Do These Ethical Principles Come From?
As I mentioned above, I find that understanding the "why" of moral and
ethical behavior is just as important as knowing "what" moral behavior is
expected. For this reason, I will briefly outline the origins of the
ethical principles I have outlined above.
Broadly speaking, ethical and moral philosophy is dominated by two schools of
thought. On the one hand sit deontologists. Deontology is th... (more)
This article was authored by Matt McIlwain and was originally published on
Medium. For more of Matt's writing, you can follow him here!
Guest Post: Beyond Big Data and Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of
Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear
these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato
(formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe
that 2015 will be the year when the conversation moves from Big Data to the
Dataware stack. Over the past twelve months we have seen a lot of companies... (more)