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The Cloudcast - Eps.33: "DevOps - One Year Later"

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The Cloudcast - Eps.33 - “DevOps - One Year Later”
Date: Feb. 27, 2012
Guest: Nick Weaver (@lynxbatNickapedia blog) - Office of CTO @ EMC

The Cloudcast (.net) #33 - DevOps - One Year Later (48:48)

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Date: February 26, 2012

By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Description: Aaron and Brian talk with Nick Weaver (@lynxbat) about recent conferences (CiscoLive, PartnerExchange, Cloud Connect), the Open Cloud controversy, the evolution of DevOps, and how IT will eventually break off space for new apps. Nick also explains how he name-dropped Christian Reilly (@reillyusa) to meet Adrian Cockcroft from NetFlix.

Nick was recently named a Top-25 blogger by vSphere-land

Topic 1 - Before we get into DevOps, Nick and Brian were at both VMware PEX and Cloud Connect last week. Let’s talk for a second about the difference between those two events, especially as it relates to managing clouds. Aaron contrasts this to CiscoLive in London a few weeks ago.

Topic 2 - The last time we talked about DevOps, we were focused on how an organization changes. We didn’t spend much time on the tools or best-practices of DevOps. What’s your take on today’s DevOps tools?

Topic 3 - One of the discussions at Cloud Connect was the idea that trying to build an IT environment that can service “legacy apps” (not designed for cloud) and newer cloud apps was potentially a dead-end. Do you think it’s possible that DevOps groups and Traditional IT group can co-exist, or are they better off being segmented?

Topic 4 - You got a chance to attend the session by Simon Wardley (@swardley). What were your thought on his observations and predictions?

Topic 5 - You had a Luke meets Yoda moment last week when you met Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco) from NetFlix. What did you learn from him and what new projects can we expect that to inspire from you?


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