DevOps: What Is the Lean Cloud and Why It Matters
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations
should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public
clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the
concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need
to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and
operational efficiency in the cloud.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici,
CTO of SolidFire, will discuss how to leverage this concept to seize on the
creativity and business agility to make it real.
Valentin (Val) Bercovici, a longtime NetApp executive and member of the
Office of the CTO, is now part of SolidFire as CTO. In this new role,
Bercovici leads SolidFire's Office of the CTO (SFOCTO) which ... (more)
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by Sanjeev Sharma
A simple description of DevOps is such:
‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to
accelerate feedback and improve time to market’
What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of
principles and practices that enables an ... (more)
In a Scrum-Agile project management environment, the product owner acts as a
catalyst of change in the organization, enabling value creation through
projects and products. Product owners create the required link between how
the business would look like in the future and the current state. The product
owner is a key facilitator within the organization in bridging the client and
the business community with the Agile development team.
Most of what a product owner performs can be defined in the broader sense as:
1) Creating and increasing value for the business, and 2) Eliminating and... (more)
Over the course of 2015 I was exposed to many companies going through Lean
software delivery transformations - some very successful, but many less so.
Having this visibility into the software lifecycle architecture of such a
broad range of the world's leading organizations was eye opening.
Here's what I found: most leading IT organizations are going through some
kind of Lean transformation. The ones that succeed in accelerating software
delivery will thrive. Those that fail will fall behind. And those that take
no action, but continue down the complacent road of delivering softwar... (more)
DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AgileTek, LLC announces that it is
expanding its AgileConnect (TM) Enterprise Interoperability service for
manufacturers to include services and products for implementing Lean
Manufacturing. Don Opperthauser, Managing Partner at AgileTek, says, "Lean
Manufacturing and Enterprise Interoperability are both initiatives that drive
the real innovation required for manufacturers to be competitive in a tough
global economy. It is important for these initiatives to be addressed in a
unified, holistic way, not as separate unrelated improvement pr... (more)
Surprise, surprise … Agile has never appeared in the Gartner Hype Cycle for
Emerging Technologies. So, the task of separating the hype from reality
becomes simpler. The reality, Scott Ambler says, is that “…you’d have a
hard time these days trying to find people who don’t want to be agile…”
Agile is like a starfish – you can cut one arm of an (starfish) Agile
methodology and let it grow to (a full starfish) a tailored agile methodology
to suited for your needs.
Now coming back to question 3 & 4 – [You need to read this post in
conjunction with my earlier post where I had raised 4... (more)