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My latest blog.
Tweet The DevOps movement promises a lot of benefits to enterprises wanting to turbocharge their application development and delivery processes. Unfortunately, many DevOps implementation projects end up going off the rails as the team gets distracted with meaningless minutia and organizational dynamics. To keep your team from wandering into the DevOps wilderness, you need to …
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Early in my career, I was working as the senior product manager on a leading-edge hardware project. We were in a competitive market and the team had been running hard for more than a year to beat our competition. Right as we were about to release the product, a manufacturing engineer showed up at my desk with a spreadsheet and a smile.
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Yesterday, reports surfaced that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform experienced a number of outages and interruptions that impacted multiple product services. Microsoft is hardly alone as a cloud service provider experiencing outages. Amazon, Rackspace, SoftLayer and others have all had their own problems over the years. Given this history, what do you need to know about cloud outages?
Every service provider has suffered cloud outages. Here's what you need to know to make sure your cloud computing initiative can weather the storm.
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I am not mistaken, new technologies should generate more  problems than proven ones. GCE are new but they are based on proven Google technologies stack.  

Hardware, as reliable and optimized as they are, will likely die one day or another.  Software technologies on top of these hardware  make the real difference. Software Defined Network, Software Defined storage, Software Defined Data center, optimized and distributed cluster management, optimized workload management are essential for high availability , manageability, scalability and self healing of your data center  and your applications with a minimum outage. 

You can deploy your application and let's GCE to manage high availability and scalability of your applications( i.e. Snapshat) , however  you can spend time to design your applications for high availability and scalability on top AWS ( Netflix), GCE or Azure.

Last year, Google Drive achieved 99,985% availability ( less than 90 minutes per year), You can not say the same for One drive.
In 2012, Gmail achieved 99.983% availability, we cant say the same for outlook.com which experienced not so long 3 days outage.

Google Apps is more reliable than Office 365, etc..

Conclusion, show me how you manage your own applications ( Gmail, Search, Google  Apps, Google Drive, etc..)  on your own cloud computing engines before selling  them to me.
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Early in my career, I was working as the senior product manager on a leading-edge hardware project. We were in a competitive market and the team had been running hard for more than a year to beat our competition. Right as we were about to release the product, a manufacturing engineer showed up at my desk with a spreadsheet and a smile...
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At the recent winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we saw athletes from all over the world striving for excellence. Some turned in the best performance of their lives and came home with a gold medal. Others, some favorites, struggled and saw their dreams slip away. In this session, we'll see how DevOps done right is a lot like the Olympics. If you set reasonable goals, train hard, and execute well, you'll reach DevOps Gold, too. But if you take your releases for granted, you may end up with failure. This presentation is for developers and operations personnel working toward implementing a DevOps process.

This is the presentation I most recently made at DevOps Summit / Cloud Expo NYC, 2014.
At the recent winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we saw athletes from all over the world striving for excellence. Some turned in the best performance of their …
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The PRISM data collection apparatus was recent made public. Ignoring the politics, national security, and public privacy implications, it will have a big impact on people's perception of the security and privacy associated with cloud computing. #prism   #security   #privacy  
The PRISM program allows the NSA and FBI to snoop information at nine leading Internet companies. What effect will that have on cloud computing?
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Companies that want to compete effectively are spending lots of time and money ensuring that they can design and deliver mind-blowing experiences as quickly as possible. Applications are often a primary touch-point for these experiences. If IT can deliver apps at the pace required by the market, the CMO will be your new best friend.

Here’s how to make it happen.
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Early in my career, I was working as the senior product manager on a leading-edge hardware project. We were in a competitive market and the team had been running hard for more than a year to beat our competition. Right as we were about to release the product, a manufacturing engineer showed up at my desk with a spreadsheet and a smile.
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Yesterday, reports surfaced that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform experienced a number of outages and interruptions that impacted multiple product services. Microsoft is hardly alone as a cloud service provider experiencing outages. Amazon, Rackspace, SoftLayer and others have all had their own problems over the years. Given this history, what do you need to know about cloud outages?
Every service provider has suffered cloud outages. Here's what you need to know to make sure your cloud computing initiative can weather the storm.
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Yesterday, reports surfaced that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform experienced a number of outages and interruptions that impacted multiple product services. Microsoft is hardly alone as a cloud service provider experiencing outages. Amazon, Rackspace, SoftLayer and others have all had their own problems over the years. Given this history, what do you need to know about cloud outages?
Every service provider has suffered cloud outages. Here's what you need to know to make sure your cloud computing initiative can weather the storm.
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Recently, some colleagues and I spent the better part of a day discussing digital transformation with a major analyst firm. After a period of conversation, the analyst held up his hand, dropped his chin to his chest, and looked down at the table in front of him.

“Okay, stop right there,” he said. “I know everybody in the industry does it. My colleagues and I do it, too. But we, the IT industry, have to stop using the term ‘the business’ to refer to everybody outside of the IT department..."
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The PRISM data collection apparatus was recent made public. Ignoring the politics, national security, and public privacy implications, it will have a big impact on people's perception of the security and privacy associated with cloud computing. #prism   #security   #privacy  
The PRISM program allows the NSA and FBI to snoop information at nine leading Internet companies. What effect will that have on cloud computing?
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