Our guest on the podcast this week is Mark Russinovich, CTO at Microsoft Azure. We discuss the hidden forces fighting against agile in an organization, mostly caused by not having the right alerting and monitoring systems set up from the start to ease into continuous development. The rate of change Azure has is only possible because of the DevOps model they use to move quickly. Enterprises are attracted to the cloud for the cost savings, but they soon love the agility the cloud provides so that they can get more done quickly as an organization. When customers do become interested in the cloud, they want more guidance, and Microsoft is now offering help creating road maps and as well as technology support to implement cloud initiatives. One of the most important steps Azure has taken is to democratize the cloud, and make it approachable for consumers.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Kim Weins, VP of Marketing at RightScale. We discuss RightScale’s recent State of the Cloud Report, taking a deep dive into DevOps and Docker adoption. Adoption is increasing across the board for configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, and Ansible, but Docker has seen the greatest growth since last year. Last year 13% of the teams surveyed were using Docker, while this year 27% are using it and 35% reported they plan to use it in the future. At this rate of growth, Docker could take the lead on widespread adoption as soon as next year. We also see a trend in large enterprises embracing DevOps, sometimes with more enthusiasm that SMBs. RightScale has taken their own steps to migrate to Docker to save costs and we see how they were successfully able to make the switch.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Dana Gardner, Founder atInterarbor Solutions. We discuss OpenStack’s traction, successes, and obstacles as the cloud market continues to grow rapidly. We also look at how enterprises are shifting to an API-first mentality, with the need to tie together services across multiple providers into one heterogeneous experience. Last, we look at the new emergence of cloud brokers and whether they are better suited as a core competency at an organization or as a product.