Originally Published in Feb 2015 In part I I tackled DevOps at a high level. Everyone in the Development and Operations organizations are unified by the goal to deliver the best product possible to their customers. This is achieved by extending the Agile methodology (Dev) and it's related many small changes into the folks that support the systems that host the applications (Ops). The core requirements are greater intimacy effective communication, removal of Silo's driving mor
Originally Published in 2015 A consistent theme has been a push from my customers for faster turn around on requests, more flexibility and a push for more & more changes. For example, during a face to face discussion with an existing customer, he quite forcefully stated that he wanted to build the most "reactive organization" possible. At the time this statement took me aback, especially in the middle of a conversation regarding better planning to get ahead of their requests.
Originally Publilshed - Feb 2015 I was having a conversation with a very good friend of mine who happens to be the CEO of a small, but successful, Technology Company in MD. He made this statement while we were discussing how to add value to his company. As someone that has worked in the Managed Hosting business with 3 different organizations over the past 15 years I would say "perhaps". Compute resources, whether they are real or virtual, storage resources, network component