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DevOps Panel at Interop 2011 Las Vegas (Video)

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Interop is often thought of the land of big hardware and big networking. Take a tour around the massive exhibit hall and you’ll witness a sea of marketing dollars from hardware, networking, data center design, and storage vendors.

But as I walked around in on of my DevOps t-shirts (DevOps Days Boston to be precise) I was surprised by the number of conference attendees who made a comment or struck up a conversation with me about DevOps.

DevOps was definitely on a significant number of people’s minds. Further evidence? The DevOps panel was one of the last sessions of the 5 day conference yet a sizable crowd stuck around and peppered the panelists with engaging questions.

Below you’ll find the video from that lively “DevOps and You” panel at Interop Las Vegas on May 12, 2011

Panelists:
John Willis (DTO Solutions)
Shlomo Swidler (Orchestratus)
George Reese (enStratus)

Moderator:
Mike Fratto (Network Computing Magazine

“Meet the DevOps Experts” panel at Cloud Connect 2011 (video)

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I had the pleasure of being the track chair for the DevOps Track at Cloud Connect 2011. It was a short track (3 sessions) but thankfully a great lineup of all-stars accepted my invitation to participate!

Here is the video from the panel featuring all of our DevOps Track speakers. The audio is a bit soft in parts, but I think you’ll find it to be great content. I played the role of moderator and spent most of my time in the audience getting questions from the attendees. 

Panelists:

Andrew Shafer – Cloud Scaling
Teyo Tyree – Puppet Labs
Alex Honor – DTO Solutions / Rundeck Project
James Urquhart – Cisco
Juan Paul Ramirez – Shopzilla
Lloyd Taylor – ngmoco:)

 

Note: Some of the attendees had video cameras out and may have recorded the other sessions in the track. If I uncover those videos, I’ll post it ASAP.

 

Video Q&A: Aaron Peterson and Kevin Gray on self-healing infrastructure

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At LISA 2010, I caught up with Aaron Peterson (Opscode) and Kevin Gray (Dyn) after they gave a very interesting presentation/demo called “DevOps Gameday“.

From the title, I think a number of attendees were expecting to see the standard Dev to Ops promotion/deployment of code that is so common to the DevOps discussion. Instead the presenters (Opscode, Zenoss, Dyn Inc.) focused on what happens when you have a failure after the code has been deployed. This demo was about self-healing infrastructure… breaking a multi-node system and having it heal itself.

Of course, this kind of canned demo isn’t all that new in the vendor world. However, what is very interesting about their efforts is they want to capture the best practices required to do it and share the code with the world through their combined project (hosted on GitHub). 

If they fulfill the mission of their open project, it’s exactly the kind of “here is how you can do what the big players do” sharing that is good for our industry. 

 

Videos from DevOps Day 2010 panels!

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InfoQ.com has posted the videos they recorded at DevOps Day USA 2010. You can watch six of the seven panels now on the InfoQ.com site. There was a production problem with the seventh panel (“DevOps outside of WebOps”) that, if it can be fixed, will be posted as well. InfoQ decided that the lightening talks didn’t fit into their format so they have sent my co-organizer, Andrew Shafer the raw video and he’s going to look into posting them himself.

You can also download audio only versions (.mp3)

Here are the links to the 6 panels…

Your mileage may vary: Experiences and lessons learned facing DevOps problems in the IT trenches (even if they weren’t calling it DevOps!). The good, the bad, the surprises, and ideas for the future.
Stefan Apitz – LinkedIn
Ernest Muller – National Instruments
Dan Nemec – SilverPop
Burzin Engineer – Shopzilla
Kevin Rae – PowerReviews
moderator: Andrew Shafer
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/your-mileage-may-vary

 

Infrastructure as code: Automation is essential to DevOps. The infrastructure as code concept drives many of today’s cutting edge automaton techniques. What is it all about? Where are its limitations?
Theo Schlossnagle – OmniTI
Luke Kanies – Puppet Labs
Adam Jacob – Opscode
Erik Troan – rPath
moderator: Patrick Debois

Changing culture to enable DevOps: Changing tools is easy when compared to changing people and processes. How can we cultivate an organization’s culture to identify and solve DevOps problems?
John Allspaw – Etsy
Lee Thompson – DTO Solutions
Israel Gat – The Agile Executive
Lloyd Taylor – Netelder Associates
moderator: Andrew Shafer
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/changing-culture-to-enable-DevOps

Does the Cloud needs DevOps? Does DevOps need the Cloud?: Examining the role that cloud technologies can play in solving DevOps problems and the role that DevOps solutions can play in getting the most out of cloud technologies.
James Urquhart – Cisco
Adrian Cole – Jclouds
Justin Dean – Shopzilla
Joe Arnold – Cloudscaling
moderator: John Willis
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/does-Cloud-need-DevOps

DevOps requires visibility: monitoring, testing, and performance: Examining the (often overlooked) role of monitoring and testing techniques in solving DevOps problems.
Jyoti Bansal – AppDynamics
Gareth Bowles – Appscio
Matt Ray – Zenoss
Eishay Smith – kaChing
Javier Soltero – SpringSource
moderator: Damon Edwards
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/DevOps-requires-visibility

Making the business case: We know that solving DevOps problems improves your business operations and improves the bottom line, but how do you do you explain that to your CEO or CFO? How do you get the executives to buy in and invest in DevOps solutions?
Kurt Milne – IT Process Institute
Jay Lyman – The 451 Group
Rolf Andrew Russell – ThoughtWorks
Jody Mulkey – Shopzilla
moderator: Damon Edwards
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Making-the-business-case

 

EDIT: The recording for seventh panel was rescued from technical oblivion and is now live!…

DevOps outside of Web Operations: Much of the public discussion about DevOps focuses on Web Operations. This panel is about taking the lessons of DevOps to other types of IT.
Adam Fletcher – ITA Software
Gene Kim – Tripwire
Michael Stahnke –
James Turnbull – Puppet Labs
moderator: Patrick Debois
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/DevOps-outside-Web-Operations

 

 

DevOps (live) at OSCON

DevOps (live) at OSCON

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Early reports from OSCON are that DevOps is a topic of much discussion. My fellow dev2ops.org contributor Alex Honor and I are headed to Portland this morning to give DevOps related talks at OSCON. If you are there Wednesday or Thursday, please come by and say hello!

 

Wednesday (7/21) 1:40pm in room Portland 251 is Alex’s presentation…
Open Source Tool Chains for Cloud Computing 

Thursday (7/22) 10:40am in room D135 is Damon’s presentation… 
The IT Philharmonic: How Out of Tune Are Your Operations? 

 

Both talks feature lots of new content (even though the titles and outdated descriptions on the OSCON site are similar to our Velocity talks) 

 

 

Velocity and DevOps Day US was a success, now what?

Velocity and DevOps Day US was a success, now what?

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Now that DevOps Day US and Velocity are in the past, where can you go for in person DevOps discussions?

Below are the DevOps Meetups that I know about:

In the San Francisco Bay area…
Tonight (!) Tuesday July 6 is the Silicon Valley DevOps Meetup

In the Los Angeles area…
Wednesday July 14 is the SoCal DevOps Meetup

In the Boston area…
Tonight (!) Tuesday July 6 is the Boston DevOps Meetup 

Across the pond in the London area…
The London DevOps Group meets regularly and has a great site.

And of course don’t forget about the second installment of DevOps Days 2010 Europe October 15 – 16 in Hamburg Germany.

If you are looking for some online discussion, you can check out the following lists/groups:
DevOps Toolchain Google Group
Agile Systems Administration Google Group
DevOps LinkedIn Group
DevOps Google Group

Don’t forget #devops on Twitter.

 

and don’t forget to subscribe to the DevOps Cafe podcast!

 

Bonus: Here’s an interesting video interview with Patrick Debois (instigator of the DevOps Days conferences) by Daniel Cukier at the DevOps Day 2010 after-party.

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