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Cloud and DevOps – Better Together

By Agile Stacks

A few months ago Jason Bloomberg published a great article in Forbes:
You’re Now ‘Cloud First.’ Are You Ready To Be ‘DevOps First’?

It is so true that in order to unlock the real benefit of the cloud, it’s necessary to implement DevOps.   If you don’t start with DevOps, “productivity can grind to a halt because development teams can’t deploy their code.”

Cloud and DevOps go hand in hand – while you can have one without another, they are much stronger when applied together.  It’s a classic case where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

I still remember conversations a few years ago, when enterprise IT leaders were saying “cloud is only for startups”, “cloud is not compatible with our IT processes”, or “cloud is insecure”.  Times have changed, and it is now broadly recognized that Cloud-First strategy unlocks innovation, creating limitless possibilities.  Also, we observe how traditional companies that are not leveraging the cloud are already falling behind both in terms of innovation and security.  The latest example is Equifax, which was hit with a devastating cyber attack.  Equifax did not keep most sensitive data in the cloud, and data centers can be even less secure than the cloud.  They got hacked because of easily preventable vulnerability.  If only they had DevOps that provides ability to redeploy software more frequently, this massive data breach could have been avoided.

Read the entire article at https://www.agilestacks.com/blog/cloud-and-devops-better-together

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).