Two big-name executives have leve VMware: Chuck Hollis and Ben Fathi. They join other defectors from EMC companies, indicating executives might be feeling results of discussions around the future of the EMC federation.
What's the point of it all? Why are we doing this? These questions pop up frequently in IT teams where the reason for doing your daily activities – like churning through tickets, whizzing up builds or "doing the DevOps" – seems only that someone, somewhere told you to do it.
Trying to find an ROI for DevOps is an absurd question. But that won't prevent your boss from asking you for a DevOps ROI. Pivotal's Michael Cote does the overthinking on why it's essentially impossible to find a DevOps ROI and suggests that a better bet is to point to successful examples of DevOps adoption.
Sam Ramji, Cloud Foundry Foundation's CEO, spends a lot of time talking to businesses about cloud and their development needs. The latest shift he's hearing about is that some organizations are adding business people to DevOps teams.
The idea of a standard container runtime and image format may not be far off. Docker and CoreOS, as well as practically everyone who's anyone in cloud, have teamed up to form a new Linux Foundation initiative.
Pivotal will be beefing up its Big Data Suite offering and gaining some more talent with the acquisition of the Quickstep project, which has so far found its home at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Can DevOps declare victory yet? Not quite, but soon. Here are four ways that the community can help push DevOps into the mainstream.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry is getting rapid application development (RAD) capabilities thanks to a partnership with Mendix. The companies have struck a partnership in which Mendix's no-code RAD capabilities are available on Pivotal's platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
There are several metaphors that can be used to describe DevOps, but the one that's going to stick in my head for a long time comes from Adam Jacob's ChefConf keynote speech--kung fu.
Pivotal is expanding Cloud Foundry's hybrid cloud capabilities to Amazon Web Services. Today, the company introduced scalable virtual appliance support for AWS, as well as the ability to get Cloud Foundry as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from the AWS Marketplace.