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Habits: The Essence and the Goal of DevOps

Or, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective DevOps. You may have heard that the goal of DevOps is to rapidly deliver and reliably operate high quality software-based services. But that is only partially true. True, that is the desired result. But fostering the habits that produce that result consistently is integral to the goal. In […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 15

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Mårten Mickos, Head of Cloud Business at HP, formerly CEO of Eucalyptus and of MySQL AB. Some highlights of our discussion: HP has made loud public commitments to OpenStack. What does HP's acquisition […] read more

The ROI of cloud computing

I am often asked by CEOs and CIOs to explain the ROI of cloud computing. My answer goes something like this. How well do you see? The main consideration in evaluating the ROI of cloud computing is your eyesight. What is the scope of your vision? What do you believe about the future? Ask yourself, as […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 14

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical. Some highlights of our discussion: The role Ubuntu and Canonical will play in OpenStack's future. OpenStack is the next phase of Linux: Linux at large scale. The majority of […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 13

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Benny Schnaider, Chairman and co-Founder of Ravello Systems. Some highlights from the episode: The history of virtualization in two minutes, and why it is still important today. Virtualization provides separation, deployability, and mobility. […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 12

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Dagan Gilat, Senior Manager of Cloud Platforms at IBM Haifa Research Lab. Highlights from the podcast: The major areas of focus of the IBM Haifa Research Center. How cloud computing workloads have changed […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 11

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Nelson Nahum, CEO and founder of Zadara Storage. We talk about: What does Zadara Storage do and how do you use OpenStack? How easy or difficult have you found it to keep up […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 10

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Yaron Haviv, VP of Datacenter and Storage Solutions at Mellanox. We talk about: Why is OpenStack interesting for Mellanox today? What lessons are being learned by Mellanox's customers using OpenStack? What are you […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 9

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Ken Pepple, CTO of Solinea and author of Deploying OpenStack. We talk about: What does Solinea do? How does OpenStack compare to other infrastructure cloud software on the market, such as CloudStack, vCloud, […] read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 8

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Florian Haas of Hastexo. We talk about: OpenStack Icehouse and breaking out of IaaS Trove Data Storage API Typical challenges to building highly available OpenStack services.   Shlomo Swidler's OpenStackIL Podcast Episode 8: […] read more