Jamie Thomas Explains the Intersection of Workload Optimization and DevOps at Impact 2012
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  delivery process accelerations application conitnuous cloud purescale ibm optimized technology computing pulse pure impact ibmimpact mobile workload devlops culture systems
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The big news at Impact last week included announcements on PureSystems and Workload Optimized Systems. Jamie Thomas, Tivoli Vice President of Development & Strategy, was there to talk about how these systems depend on the management of the development lifecycle and continuous delivery of applications deployed in these environments. The following notes are from her Impact presentation, Optimizing the World's Infrastructure.
Most businesses are concerned about their ability to deliver sustained innovation while controlling cost and risk because today’s business and technical needs are pushing traditional delivery approaches to the breaking point.
The common approach today involves processes and technologies that differ across organizations. Transforming the organization to enable collaboration of people, standardization of processes and automation through tools to ensure the workload optimized systems can deliver optimal business results. This requires a paradigm shift to Collaborative Development and Operations aka DevOps.
The following describes a few common examples of how devops can transform organizations:
The key drivers making DevOps a 2012 imperative for all organizations are cloud computing, operational discipline, and development and business agility. Solutions that enable a transformation to DevOps include:
After presenting the Optimizing the World`s Infrastructure, Jamie was joined by Creative Intellect Consulting Research Director Bola Rotibi to discuss the role of DevOps in Application Acceleration on Impact TV with Scott Laningham. You can also catch Jamie Thomas presenting in the Pulse Comes To You London general session on May 30. If you can’t be in London, plan to watch it on the Pulse UK website where it will be streamed live May 30, 2012 and available for replay on youtube.com/ibmpulse.