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Building the Case for OpenStack – Value at Every Level

There was a particularly exciting article on the OpenStack Superuser site this week (http://superuser.openstack.org/articles/how-to-introduce-openstack-in-your-organization) which highlights some interesting notes about OpenStack adoption. One of the challenges of OpenStack adoptions is the concept of selling the idea of adopting an open source platform where some enterprises are lacking in confidence on supporting and operating one. There are many thoughts on how …

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Why Kanban Makes me Better at Life

If you’ve been following along some of the #vDM30in30 content I’ve been doing lately, you’ll notice a trend towards some non-technical content. I know that over the years I’ve been known as the PowerShell person, then the VMware person, then the OpenStack person. The reason that I’ve been changing the focus along the way was because I was really focused …

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DevSecOps – Why Security is Coming to DevOps

With so many organizations making the move to embrace DevOps practices, we are quickly highlighting what many see as a missing piece to the puzzle: Security. As NV (Network Virtualization) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) are rapidly growing in adoption, the ability to create programmable, repeatable security management into the development and deployment workflow has become a reality. Dynamic, abstracted …

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DiscoPosse Review: Learning Chef

I’m a big fan of Chef, and I always enjoy finding more reading resources for me and for those who are looking to adopt this great tool. The Learning Chef book is a great guide for people who have limited or no experience with this really powerful configuration management framework. This truly is the soup to nuts (see what I …