I gave a talk at Gartner AADI, US going over the need for organizations to become good at software (you know, our usual thing at Pivotal) and some thinking we have about the three pillars of becoming a software defined business (software defined delivery, DevOps, and microservices) as well as the “contracts and promises” way of looking at what Pivotal Cloud Foundry does. I manage to jam it all into 30 minutes. Here’s the abstract:
If software is eating the world, software capability is the disruptor’s advantage and the disrupted’s vulnerability. Continuous Delivery, Microservices and DevOps are three labels that describe aspects of the same phenomena; the principles and practices of high performing organizations that deliver highly available software, rapidly, at scale. This presentation catalogs the capabilities that allow organizations to move quickly, reliably and economically in an end-to-end infrastructure-to-application platform; these Cloud Native advantages outlined as promises and contracts.
In addition to the slides, check out the video recording from Gartner, they’ve got them a fancy interface with the video and slides they gots!
This is an update of my donkey talk that I’ll be giving at DevOpsDays Charlotte next week.
I’m doing a series of webinars based on my cloud native journey blog series, see the slides above (once the recording posts, I’ll embed it here as well!).
The gist of this series is my collection of advice on getting your cloud strategy right, mostly for large organizations. It starts with defining why you’d care (custom written software can now be used as a core competitive advantage, like never before), what the goals are (getting good at custom software development and delivery), and then gives advice across three different phases (greenfield, legacy, and organization transformation), or parts of the “maturity cycle” (a phrase I didn’t really use in the series).
Check out the first webinar on Nov. 5th at noon central, with two more coming in December, on the 1st and then the 15th.
I update this talk each time I give it, here’s a slight update:
See the Slideshare page to download them.
The recording for my talk at DevOpsDaysDays Chicago is up. As I mention in the opening, it has some material from my previous talks but is also pretty updated with new tips and tricks, as it were.
Here’s the slides if you like that sort of thing.
(And, here’s the clown zombie, from Day of the Dead.)
While I was up in Chicago, I was asked to give a talk at the Cloud Foundry meetup. Cedric volonteered out of the blue to record it, so there’s this lovely recording:
Here’s the abstract for the talk:
No matter what, you end up with a platform – the collection of tools, practices, and services you use end-to-end to develop, deploy, and run your application. Many people aren’t conscious of this fact and end up with an ‘accidental platform. All I’d like to accomplish with this talk is convince you that you should definitely be conscious of the platform you’re building and make sure it’s not just an accidental one.
Check out the slides as well if you’re interested.
A few weeks back I was on a panel for a Solarwinds conference (done all online, in Solarwinds style, of course). Check out the recording a above (or just a 1 minute excerpt if you don’t have time). There’s also an article covering the discussion.
For some reason we started talking a lot about QA, which was odd, but turned out to be interesting. The audience for this was made up of Solarwinds custoners who are not exactly the types in charge of managing custom written software (my primary criteria for “should you care about DevOps), but from the live-chat there were some…and a pretty broad interest in the topic, in addition to complaining about Windows patching and n00bz users. You know, real sysadmin stuff.
Hopefully they’ll have the recording of the DevOps panel I was on up soon.
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