Intel Builders Summit 2016 – Barcelona

As luck would have it, Intel is hosting several events based around their Intel Builders initiative here in Barcelona, and I was lucky enough to score a day pass in between VMworld and OpenStack Summit!  The agenda is packed with some good material, but I’m most excited to hear Gene Kim’s Keynote: Top DevOps Enterprise Adoption Patterns: A Fifteen Year Study Of High Performing IT Organizations.

Intel Builders

Gene is the author of 2 of the 3 essential DevOps books that I need to read:  1) The Phoenix Project, 2) The DevOps Manual and 3) Continuous Delivery.  During the welcome remarks phase, Intel announced that they have created an online “Builders University” for Cloud, Networking and Storage.  Here you can train (for free!) on the latest technologies in these 3 areas.  Check it out!

Some additional takeaways:

Puppet annually puts out a “State Of DevOps” report, read 2016 here: https://puppet.com/resources/white-paper/2016-state-of-devops-report

Per Gartner: top cloud challenges: 11% Technological, 23% Business, 66% People & Process

Some do’s and don’ts for moving your company to the cloud:

Do’s:

  • Have a clear vision of your cloud platform
  • Stay close to core/truck
  • Get buy-in & participation from early adopters
  • Plan Day 2 ops early
  • Employ Agile Architecture Approach (AAA)
  • Use the wins of your early adopters to drive expansion

Don’t:

  • Try to be everything to everyone
  • Force people to adopt before they are ready
  • Build a cloud without understanding the workloads
  • Do a “Big Bang” approach -> iterate

OpenStack Summit starts tomorrow.  We're going to be doing 70+ videos in 3 days, so wish me luck!

 

By Chris Williams, Enterprise Architect

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