In IT, we talk about the stack - a lot. Whether it's the LAMP stack, the Windows stack, the technology stack; we have the tendency to look for things in a neat and orderly stack that comprises distinct, specific layers.
With all of the recent buzz around hybrid cloud, I sat down recently with Rackspace CTO John Engates and James Staten, vice president and principal analyst with Forrester, for a recorded webinar discussing public, private and hybrid cloud – the definitions, how to get started and what both of these industry leaders are hearing from CIOs.
A favorite saying of someone I know in this industry is that “It’s not the big that eat the small, it’s the fast that eat the slow”. It’s a recurrent theme as terms like “pivot”, “lean”, “agile” and “minimum viable product” become the lingua franca of startups. We’ve moved rapidly from a culture of throwing lots of time and resources at a problem to one where we give a startup the minimum oxygen it needs to survive and let it iterate quickly to find its perfect niche.