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Nice new Red Hat DevOps Insights page live!
DevOps gives you a “go fast” mode while modernizing classic IT. Learn how to solve business problems and adopt the DevOps approach to success.
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My quote in here: “One of the points of devops is to enable better, easier, quicker, experimentation. More or less by definition, though, some experiments fail. If it doesn’t work, move on without repercussions. But fail quickly.”
The term 'devops' has been bandied about for years, but without a rigid definition there's still plenty of confusion to the jargon - is devops a dated buzzphrase that's had its day, or is it actually new best practice for business?
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IDC published an InfoBrief in December that summarized the results from a survey that Red Hat commissioned. It looked at the strategies of cloud native early adopters and found that, almost universally, those strategies encompassed explicitly bring in their existing IT systems.
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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I guess I was sort of aware but I don't think I realized quite the depth of the analog and early digital nostalgia out there--much of it among those who feel they missed out on something and have the disposable income to look into what they missed. (In the case of Super 8, trust me, the answer is not much.)
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Before the holiday break, I wrote a series of posts over at the Red Hat Stack blog in which I added my thoughts about cloud native architectures, bridging those architectures with conventional applications, and some of the ways to think about transitioning between different architectural styles. My jumping off point was an IDC Analyst Connection in which Mary Johnson Turner and Gary Chen answered five questions about "Bridging the Gap Between Cloud-Native and Conventional Enterprise Applications." I've pulled them together in this post. 
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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Worked for me. I do wonder a bit how many people need this but it seems like a good choice for sleep monitoring at home.
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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How is PaaS evolving?
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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You hear a lot about “bimodal” IT these days. Gartner’s generally considered to have coined that specific term but simil…
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I've been mulling how the shortening runway in CMOS process scaling may affect computing infrastructure. I really got thinking about it after some discussions at the SDI Summit in December and finally got around to writing something up.
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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As a lot of predictions in the enterprise space are, a lot of these aren't exactly falsifiable but I generally agree with them.

Certainly, hybrid cloud/IT approaches are almost the universal winners and that's creating a lot of demand for hybrid cloud management.

I'm going to differ a bit on Judith's PaaS prediction. I don't think it's so much a standardization of Cloud Foundry given that products based on Cloud Foundry come in so many flavors that have little in common. Rather, it's the role that PaaS plays as an integration point for container, orchestration, and CI/CD technologies, which can otherwise take a fair bit of work to pull together. That's certainly one of the things we at Red Hat see creating interest in OpenShift.

Finally, I agree with Judith's comments about analytics. I'd just add that we're also facing some of the same sorts of problems we saw during the late 90s data warehousing craze. OK, we have all this data. What do we do with it that's actionable? Answering that question is going to take more than invoking the "machine learning" or whatever mantra.
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What I'm up to in 2016.
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I just got one of these things to review. I'll use it a few more nights before reviewing but it seems to work as advertised even though I don't use a conventional mattress (I use a featherbed on top of a futon.). +Stephen Shankland I see you did the review on CNET about this device.
By measuring your sleep quality, this $150 gadget helps you understand what your body is up to while you're unconscious.
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I'm in the cloud product strategy group at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, I wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in my career, I was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Among other hobbies, I do a lot of photography and enjoy the outdoors.
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