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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 a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

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), and several software and web development positions.