We see it in the government every day. A bill is placed in hopes of being advanced, but there are a bunch of "riders" attached which means that saying yes to the main features of the bill also means pulling through these additional riders which may be unrelated, but may also have a great and real impact. The same holds true for software. You get the okay to make a change to a system somewhere, but you figure "hey, since I have the code open for updates, let's do a few more things". And so begins the issue of larger releases.
VMworld 2017 in the US is approaching quickly. The buzz around many new technologies is strong, and we can inevitably expect to see lots of news hitting the wire from Sunday night right through to when the expo floor is closed up for the week in Las Vegas. Before you go, it's important to get a sense of what you may want to watch for and also what fun things to do while at the event.
IT transformation is a phrase that drips off the tongues of CIOs everywhere these days. There is little doubt that we are faced with a distinct challenge as we lean further into new methodologies for creating and managing IT services for our organizations. The first step is to understand what it is we are hoping to achieve. This is usually led by someone in the organization saying "we need DevOps" and then the games begin as to how to define the challenge of doing just that.
Today’s IT environments are growing at a rapid pace. Not only are they growing in size, but in complexity. All of the buzzwords rolling around will have you and your CIO reeling while trying to solve the true business challenges which is what we should focus on.
We are continuously struggling with finding the best way to nurture a community both in-person and online. The rise of Meetups has helped a lot of fresh communities bring their in-person meetings to a common platform. Using the widely and freely available Meetup.com platform means that you can easily spark up a meeting, get participants engaged, gather RSVP information, and also continue with discussions on the event pages to keep the conversation going.
One of the exciting parts of the Turbonomic 5.9 release is the updates to our HTML5 interface. Every release continues to extend the feature set that we bring from our traditional UI to the HTML UI and in this case, we have some very interesting capabilities which are entirely powered by the new interface.
You're probably wondering what BMI has to do with data center and application infrastructure. This is not trick where there is another acronym from the IT landscape that maps against it. This is the same idea of a Body Mass Index relative to your data center and application performance. Today you have a number. That number is a rating of lean muscle mass (application performance) versus your overall weight (capacity). There is even more detail and depth to the accuracy of the number when you include locational body fat percentage and pull it all together to get to your current state BMI.
There is no doubt that automation is a widely used descriptor and often triggers some interesting conversations around what the goal of any automation is trying to achieve. Automation delivers the ability to remove repeatable and potentially mundane tasks from the day-to-day for an IT operator. The reality is that it stretches beyond that and this is why I want to explore the value of a systematic approach to automation and what it gives to more than just a single IT operator.
There are few opportunities like that which we shared with our Tech Field Day delegates at the #TFD14 event on May 11th. This was not just another presentation, but a true exploration of the journey that Turbonomic is on along with our growing technology and customer community. Tech Field Day 14 featured another all-star cast of independent technical delegates who bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Presenting to the TFD14 crew means that our technical chops are tested, and the no holds barred approach to the questions and demos means that we have a great opportunity to learn from this experience. All the while, sharing our vision with the both the live audience and with those who will watch the recorded event.
We are proud to announce that we are going to be hosting the Tech Field Day team at the Turbonomic offices for another great event in May for Tech Field Day 14. The Tech Field Day experience is one that we have thoroughly enjoyed over the past few years, and we embrace these exciting opportunities to be able to share our Turbonomic platform with the delegates and the live audience.