IBM’s Differentiation in 10 Quotes from Think 2018 – Let’s Put Smart to Work


Here are the 10 quotes that best sum up #Think2018. Inspired by Think 2018, I came up with my own ideas for AI bots and posted them here. “Building a platform that brings data and AI together to take the organization to the next level”, Ginni Rometty, CEO. Instead of competing with infrastructure vendors and [...]



11 Golden Rules to De-stress Your DevOps Process


With development teams working on 3-4 releases in parallel and releasing at least once a quarter, we often see release overhead consuming an average of 20-30% of development and operations resources. Enterprises releasing every month, week, or even day suffer from even larger overhead. Here is what you can do to free up most of [...]



By | March 14th, 2018|DevOps|0 Comments

AWS Re:Invent 2017 – Serverless Containers, Managed Kubernetes, Bare Metal, Machine Learning, and IoT


Breaking the Triangle of Cost, Quality, and Speed This year’s AWS Reinvent delivered major announcements in DevOps, machine learning and IoT. All of the announced capability aim to eliminate infrastructure as the bottleneck for enterprises to become ‘digital attackers’. Observing the nearly 50.000 developers, architects, and software operators that came to Reinvent showed us a [...]



DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 in SFO – Real Life DevOps Demystified


This year’s DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in San Francisco was carried by the enthusiasm of 1500 practitioners who were genuinely enthusiastic about how DevOps can transform their enterprises into a ‘digital attacker.’ Digital attackers rely as DevOps as their innovation engine to rapidly release high quality software that offers measurable business value. In short, digital [...]



By | November 17th, 2017|DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

Microsoft Pulling ahead of Amazon with its fully Managed Kubernetes Offering


Azure Container Service (now AKS where the K stands for Kubernetes) is now offers managed Kubernetes as Tech Preview. This new service provides single-line install (az aks create –n myCluster –g myResourceGroup), automated upgrades, self-healing, and scaling. Microsoft promises that the Azure control plane for Kubernetes will remain free (AWS charges for management servers), with [...]



By | October 25th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: The Promised Land for Lowering IT OPEX, Decreasing Operational Risk and Optimally Supporting Business Goals


What should machine and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) do for IT operations, DevOps and container management? The following table represents my quick outline of the key challenges and specific problem ML/AI needs to address. The table is based on the believe that ML/AI needs to look over the shoulder of IT ops, DevOps, and business management teams [...]



By | September 26th, 2017|Artificial Intelligence, Containers, DevOps, Megatrends|0 Comments

EMA Quick Take: Why Puppet Acquired Distelli – Kubernetes Management Is Key


  While Puppet could already manage the Kubernetes lifecycle from an IT Operations perspective, Distelli allows Puppet to also automate the DevOps process with Kubernetes as a deployment target. So this means, the Puppet Kubernetes module already covered the Ops part of DevOps and now Distelli's release automation covers the Dev part. Now it’s DevOps. As business [...]



By | September 21st, 2017|DevOps, IT Automation|0 Comments

Prologue for EMA Research Project: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Enterprise IT and DevOps


Why are there still so many repetitive tasks in data center and cloud management today? Why does application management still contain so many manual steps? Why do most organization still suffer from automation and monitoring silos that prevent them from avoiding preventable application outages and service degradations? When I talk to the data center guys, [...]



VMworld 2017 – Prologue


“Oh, I’m not coming to VMworld this year, we are at Jenkins instead.” This is a sentence I’ve heard quite a few times now from vendors that I’m used to seeing at VMworld and it makes me wonder what’s going on. VMware, in harmony with Dell EMC, have spent all year communicating how important DevOps, APIs [...]



EMA Top 3 Product Selection Process


(You can read more about the content of the EMA Top 3 - Enterprise Decision Guide in my first Post) I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, so I want to explain in a little bit of detail how Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has picked its EMA Top 3 vendors. It is important to [...]



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