Weekly Recap - Devopsdays London, the Woz, Open Networking Summit, and More

Updated on December 2, 2015 by Sam Lee

With Devopsdays London recently concluded and the Open Networking Summit having just wrapped up, here's some of IT news that interested us this week.

Couldn’t make it to Devopsdays London? Check out this recap

"I found DevOps Days London highly inspiring and the results well worth the trip. The “unconference” character of the event which lets everyone address their own issues, and the very active “hallway track” are what from my perspective make DevOps Days essential community events." (by Jochen Lillich)

 

A good write-up on the concept of cloud disaster recovery

"Disaster recovery in the cloud is a relatively new concept, and like many technology trends, there's a lot of hype and misinformation out there. In this Storage magazine article from Jacob Gsoedl, you'll learn about the top cloud disaster recovery concerns, like security and data recovery, and whether or not disaster recovery in the cloud is a good choice for your organization." (by Jacob Gsoedl)

 

An interesting interview with the Woz on the cloud, Apple, and moreSteve "the Woz" Wozniak

"Nobody should oppose the cloud. In the end the customer’s really going to make a decision in the long term—not the short term—based upon financial cost. And cloud computing has shown a lot of ways that it lowers cost, in terms of total resources that have to be applied to guarantee all the jobs will get done." (Quote by Steve Wozniak, article by Cesar Orosco)

 

A private cloud system that originated at NASA: ultra powerful, very expensive. Also, pretty darn cool

"The system consists of Nebula controllers, Nebula management software, and x86 servers. A single Nebula controller can manage up to 20 servers, so a full rack would be 20 servers plus 1 insanely cool looking, touch screen controller at the heart. Take a look at the video below to see it in action. If this doesn’t get your nerd lust going, nothing will." (by Matthew Mombrea)

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Here's some specific news from the Open Networking Summit

An interview with Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation

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Highlights from the Open Networking Summit

Also, check out the links to the site's coverage of the ONS at the bottom of the article! (Article by Matthew Palmer)

 

A few notable startups from the ONS

"Investors are still interested in funding software-defined networking plays. Here are four who were on hand at the Open Networking Summit this week." (by Jordan Novet)

 

Here's what else we've been sharing this week:

While new tools and techniques are important, collaboration can't be forgotten

DevOps and Maintenance go together like Apple Pie and Ice Cream

Cloud computing templates give IT teams control

Cloud-based DevOps and governance shouldn't be mutually exclusive