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Sanjeev Sharma

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The world is moving to the Cloud. This is no longer an aspirational statement. It is no longer a ‘future prediction’ statement. It is in motion. The business case for transforming one’s IT organization to a Cloud based organization has been made. The primary reason this has become a reality at this point in time is because the reasons to adopt the Cloud have moved beyond that of primarily being cost savings, to that of become a Cloud Enabled Business. A Cloud Enabled Business is one that leverages the Cloud to deliver Business Services and Capabilities that are not possible without the Cloud. It is a Business that looks at a Cloud not as just a vehicle to move from Capital Expense (CapEx) to Operational Expense (OpEx), although that is a compelling reason, but looks at the Cloud as a set of IT services that provide Infrastructure and/or Platform as a Service, allowi... (more)

Understanding DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @IBMDevOps #DevOps

October 28, 2014 A simple description of DevOps is such: ‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to accelerate feedback and improve time to market’ What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of principles and practices that enables an organization to make their delivery of applications ‘lean’ and efficient, while leveraging feedback from customers and users to continuous improve. What do you ‘continuously improve’? Three things: The application being delivered The Environment of the application being delivered The process by whic... (more)

DevOps vs Outsourcing By @SD_Architect | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

June 10, 2014 As we look at enterprises adopting DevOps (yes, enterprises are adopting DevOps, in droves), the question regarding outsourcing always comes up. Many (read: most) enterprises have at least some of their application delivery or IT operations outsourced to an external vendor. This may be the traditional ‘offshoring’ where work is offloaded to an external, offshore and usually cheaper provider; to a true supply chain model, where external and internal providers deliver components of the application delivery supply chain. Both scenarios have a significantly different i... (more)

DevOps & Application Delivery By @SD_Architect | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

I had the opportunity to present on Nov 5th at DevOps Summit by SYS-CON Events in Santa Clara, CA. Here are my slides. The world is Hybrid. Organizations adopting DevOps are building Delivery Pipelines leveraging environments that are complex – spread across hybrid cloud and physical environments. Adopting DevOps hence required Application Delivery Automation that can deploy applications across these Hybrid Environments. Related Posts: Understanding DevOps: Understanding DevOps – Part 1: Defining DevOps Understanding DevOps – Part 2: Continuous Integration and Continuous Deliv... (more)

DevOps as a Service (DaaS)? | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

May 11, 2014 DevOps as a Service (DaaS)? In a recent post I posted on DevOps.com, I suggested the term DevOps as a Service (DaaS). Personally I am not a fan of the term. Mainly because DevOps is not a ‘Service’. It is an approach to achieve business objectives by adopting a set of capabilities, namely: Continuous Business Planning Collaborative Development Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment Continuous Testing Continuous Feedback Adopting these capabilities requires changing or enhancing people (culture), processes and technology (tools). Hence, not a set of services, bu... (more)