User-Centered IT and T-Shaped People

The IT industry is undergoing tremendous transformation. To a large degree this transformation involves dissolving boundaries: Between “the business” and IT Between development and operations Between corporate and personal devices Between internal and external services and customers IT professionals are having to change the way they think and work. There has been a lot of…

DevOps vs. NoOps Misses the Point

I’m frustrated with the DevOps vs. NoOps debate. I don’t feel like it’s helping us define where we want to go. Instead I think we’re stuck arguing semantics. On the one hand, there seems to be a certain amount of violent agreement. On the other hand, we haven’t actually defined our terms. What does “ops”…

Cloud Computing is Lean Computing

Brian Katz thinks the cloud is “a pile of crap”. He bemoans the incessant debate about cloud or not cloud, private vs. public, and so on. Some days I’m inclined to agree with him. There’s certainly plenty of geekturbation going on. I have disliked the word “cloud” since the very first time I heard it. I…

Amazon is Not in the PaaS Business

Amazon recently announced two new AWS services: DynamoDB and Simple Workflow Services. These announcements have generated lots of discussion about whether Amazon is moving into the Platform-as-a-Service space. I believe Amazon is doing something altogether different from PaaS. I believe their new offerings are consistent with their historical path, and that their overall approach is…

Breaking Apart the Private Cloud Debate

I have been spectating throughout the ongoing private vs. public cloud debate taking place among the Clouderati. It often feels like watching medieval knights lumbering about the jousting field, sweating and grunting and smashing each other over the head with their maces. Recently, however, Christian Reilly mentioned the phrase “private PaaS”, which switched on a…

Defining DevOps from the Customer’s Perspective

There has been much discussion lately on the topic of “what is DevOps?” I sense a bit of a struggle to define the basic value proposition. If we view things from the customer’s perspective, though, the value becomes easy to see: Cloud computing turns software products into services. It used to be that software companies…

What CloudOps Tools Builders Can Learn from Software Designers

I have done both software development and operations in my career. I’ve worked for large companies where dev and ops were run by different Vice Presidents and startups where we all did everything. I’ve been working with cloud computing (or as we naively called it then, utility computing) and ops automation since the early 2000s. …

Google Maps Navigation for iPhone; A Maps for Better Knowing

Google maps application is a kind of application from Google that can provide you information for any location or particular place that you want to go. As we know that this application is quiet popular these days, since t can lead us to a place that we do not know but we want to visit…

Best Offers from Coupon Promo Code Website

Paying less but getting more is what every customer looks for. Luckily, the coupon promo code website is always available to make this comes true. Exactly, the coupon code is a shortcut for shopping anything at much cheaper price. The price even sometimes is unreasonable considering how cheap it can be. The great thing about…

Surgical Navigation Systems and Its Function

Navigation system is kind of system in information that can provides you information about many things. However, the navigation system is having more concern about giving information in the distance or direction of a place when you want to go there. However, in the system of navigation, you have to know about the term of…