One of my favorite parts of working here at Rackspace is getting to work directly with startups. I love the energy, the enthusiasm and the culture (I worked for three startups in a row before coming to Rackspace). Having seen startups both thrive and fail, I now see a startling reality: The number one killer of small businesses isn’t failure, but success. When startups haven’t planned for the amount of traffic that they can get at a venue like SXSW Interactive, their moment in the spotlight can be more damaging than good. Don’t let success at SXSWi crush your dreams. Take action today to prepare your project for success.
DevOps is the tech term du jour, but it is much more than a hot buzzword. DevOps is a key component to successful cloud adoption and the future of enterprise IT. Applications and app development fuel IT and it is imperative for both developers and IT operators to understand cloud integration and the complexities that come with it.
In the IT world, few technologies have gained popularity without backing from developers. Applications are at the heart of the data center, and now the cloud. Let’s face it, they add value to data; therefore, it is imperative to get buy-in from your software developers if you want to make your application development project a success. Even in the infrastructure space, the cloud will be consumed through code (scripting in small- to mid-sized businesses and sophisticated application frameworks in big enterprises). So regardless of whether you are talking about IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, buy-in from the developer community will increase your chances of success many fold.