Our guest on the podcast this week is JP Morgenthal, Global Solutions Executive and Distinguished Engineer at CSC. We discuss an unfortunate shift in the meaning of DevOps. The industry has brought its definition to mean the technical specialization and ability to build software modules instead of the underlying business services and organizational strategy DevOps set out to change. We also look at the impact of Brexit on data protection rules across EU borders.
Our guests on the podcast this week are Luke Kanies, CEO, andAlanna Brown, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Puppet. We discuss key findings from Puppet's 2016 State of DevOps Report. The report separates high performers by key metrics: deploy frequency, lead time for changes, mean to to recover, and change failure rate. Puppet found that high performers had 200x more frequent deployments than low performers, and 2,555x faster lead times. We look at how IT can take notes from the lean manufacturing model, especially in moving security and quality forward so that they can be closely involved in the initial design of features to avoid future issues.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Kevin Jackson, Founder at GovCloud Network. We discuss the interaction between the US Federal Government and the cloud computing industry. The FedRAMP program helped to define the cloud and became a starting point for organizations transitioning to cloud. In Kevin Jackson’s new book, “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross-Industry View” he shows how each industry has a unique business model, and must implement the cloud accordingly. We also look at cloud washing and how the Oracle lawsuit is just the beginning.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist at F5 Networks. We discuss the important relationship between cloud strategy and business success and how many enterprises struggle to make this connection. We look at how the large public clouds continue to find ways to add value to their offerings to avoid becoming a commodity and how that may eventually affect the startups who build technologies for the cloud ecosystem.