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.
Last year, in my cloud predictions for 2012, I focused heavily on how open source code will become the standard and how the future will be mobile. In 2012, we at Rackspace officially launched our open cloud effort built on OpenStack; and mobility now dominates day-to-day work and life.
Cloud Tech III, an ops conference for ops people, takes place this Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Mountain View, Calif. Cloud evangelists from around the globe will assemble to talk about a variety of cloud operations topics including enterprise clouds, scientific cloud applications, production cloud environments, cloud necessities for startups and more. The venue for Cloud Tech III is the Computer History Museum, the world’s largest history museum for the preservation and presentation of artifacts and stories of the Information Age.
Rackspace recently launched a brand-new DevOps blog that aims to deliver meaty technical content for developers. It’s seriously all tech, all the time: code snippets, sample code, best practices, infrastructure automation, software development kits (SDKs) and technical guidance from industry experts. Here are some recent posts:
CloudU Notebooks is a weekly blog series that explores topics from the CloudU certificate program in bite sized chunks, written by me, Ben Kepes, curator of CloudU. How-to’s, interviews with industry giants, and the occasional opinion piece are what you can expect to find. If that’s your cup of tea, you can subscribe here.