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Last week’s arrival of the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview marks a turning point in the cloud computing market and forms a leading indicator of how dramatically Microsoft has changed in the past two years. The cloud turning point comes because the path to hybrid-cloud capabilities and benefits has a powerful new usher, one with the enterprise, developer, and service-provider presence, R and D budget, and competitive imperative to succeed in a market still under served and nebulous. Over the past five years, public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) value and utility have matured rapidly around three major players: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. But hybrid-cloud infrastructure standards are still under-developed, with no dominant market driver. The best path to a hybrid cloud global standard remains a vision only, frag... (more)

Introducing DevOps Requires a Measured Approach By @Dana_Gardner | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

The next BriefingsDirect DevOps innovation case study highlights how Cognizant Infrastructure Services has worked with a large telecommunications and Internet services company to make DevOps benefits a practical reality. We'll learn important ways to successfully usher DevOps into any large, complex enterprise IT environment, and we'll hear best practices on making DevOps a multi-generational accelerant to broader business goals -- such as adapting to the Internet of Things (IoT) requirements, advancing mobile development, and allowing for successful cloud computing adoption. To ... (more)

Continuous Nature of DevOps | @CloudExpo #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

The next Briefings Direct DevOps thought leadership discussion explores the concept of continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications and systems. Put the word continuous in front of many things and we help define DevOps: continuous delivery, continuous testing, continuous assessment, and there is more. To help better understand the continuous nature of DevOps, we're joined by two guests, James Governor, Founder and Principal Analyst at RedMonk, and Ashish Kuthiala, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategy for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) DevOps.... (more)

DevOps Helps with and Benefits from the IoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #DevOps

The next BriefingsDirect DevOps thought leadership discussion explores how continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things (IoT) trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion is m... (more)

Procurement in 2016 - The Supply Chain Goes Digital By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The next BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on the heightened role and impact of procurement as a strategic business force. We'll explore how intelligent procurement is rapidly transforming from an emphasis on cost savings to creating new business value and enabling supplier innovations. As the so-called digital enterprise adapts to a world of increased collaboration, data access, and business networks, procurement leaders can have a much bigger impact, both inside and outside of their companies. To learn more about the future of procureme... (more)