The cloud transformation movement is well underway, with more than half of enterprise organizations moving to a cloud-native approach this year, according to Forrester Research. Spending on cloud infrastructure is rising accordingly – more than $21 billion in Q4 2021, up 13.5% from Q4 2020, according to IDC. The cloud […]

In the introduction to this series, we discussed the concept of change and how it applies to DevOps environments and release managers.  In a world of constant changes in our surroundings and user demands, DevOps has to maintain hundreds of moving pieces across large organizations of people who, by nature, […]

With the seminal IT conference DevOps World 2022 in Orlando September 26 to September 29 upon us, I think about the pivotal industry conferences and events critical to my path to the cloud, DevOps and cloud-native. It brings me to this brief retrospective, highlighting some of the most significant influences […]

I’ve made no secret of the fact that DevOps was a game-changing advance in how the business of IT was done. But people tend to get religious about the methodology and forget the point. That’s okay, DevOps has its roots in that mentality. After years of thinking bad things about […]

Achieving compliance might be challenging when embracing DevOps due to the rapid pace of development. However, the agility and automation associated with DevOps might actually simplify compliance. When integrating compliance into the SDLC, DevOps teams may have to use different tools or slightly modify part of their processes to adapt […]

In recent years, the demand for software developers worldwide has increased. However, in 2020, when the pandemic hit, many CIOs pulled back considerably on their IT spending. This trend has quickly reversed. In 2022, worldwide IT spending is expected to reach $4.4 trillion. Additionally, according to the U.S. Bureau of […]

During a tech downturn, with enterprises cutting their subscription software budgets and VC funding drying up, SaaS businesses are increasingly shifting their strategic focus from growth to resilience.  The standard startup playbook—hunker down, cut burn rate and hope the market improves before you run out of runway—isn’t the right path […]

In the early years of cloud computing, cost savings were the major driver of adoption. These days, however, organizations are increasingly faced with spiraling expenditures, waste and a lack of control. As cloud usage bills and inefficiencies start to balloon, these challenges are beginning to undermine the benefits of migrating […]