CA Technologies says, “For DevOps to work correctly, it must be treated as
a movement, not a market for a specific vendor’s products.”
As Arlo Guthrie once sang, with three people it is an organization. But if we
can find 50 people who can sing the praises of DevOps, it can become a
movement! Trouble is, many software developers are stuck in the past. In a
2012 service virtualization survey of IT executives and managers by analyst
firm voke, only 6% of the group responded they were completely confident that
new IT applications would be delivered to market on time.
But maybe its high time DevOps becomes a movement. You can read more about
this idea in my post last week on CA’s blog here.
In my work with startups and young entrepreneurs, one thing that I have
noticed is tenacity is not always a valued skill or even well understood. I
got to see a screening of a new movie produced by Penn and Teller (yes, those
guys again) a few weeks ago and it got me thinking about this.
The movie is “Tim’s Vermeer” and documents the many years that Tim
Jenison spent trying to learn to paint Vermeer’s The Music Lesson, an oil
painting that sits in Buckingham Palace. Tim is an interesting guy: he has
made tons of money in the tech biz, so he can afford to take these excursions
Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer
I hate those end of year lists, made especially tiresome this year being the
end of the decade (which really doesn’t end until next year, but we won’t
get into that).
Nevertheless, I will call your attention to this list where I reside at #26:
Ulitzer Names The World’s 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers
I am honored to be among such great company.
Happy new year everyone!
Last week we witnessed the first Cyber War, but it didn’t go down quite as
many of us expected. Instead of a group of anonymous hackers trying to take
over thousands of infected PCs or trying to cut off access to critical
infrastructure, we saw Google declare the first salvo in its war against
Chinese censorship by moving its servers to Hong Kong.
The more I thought about this, the more I realized that this was war,
declared by a private company on a nation state. Just because Google
doesn’t have its own army (yet), or that no actual physical weapons were
fired doesn’t make it a... (more)
My favorite security stories of the past week, as part of my efforts to
curate the Dice Security Talent Community portal.
Is A Tsunami Of SAP Attacks Coming? Snowden, OpenStack and the Hong Kong
Connection A startup called Perzo: new cloud service beats NSA-style snooping
First look at the Cisco/Insieme SDN family 1,000 alleged pedophiles
identified via 10-year-old Filipina CGI girl ‘Sweetie’ Six Degrees of
Separation: Why Your Data is More Valuable than You Think Marketplace for
Phony Twitter Followers is Big Business Ephemeral In-Memory Malware Common At
High Value Targets McA... (more)