At first glance, you might not think that the latest set of OpenSSL security patches are that important. Sure, there’s a dozen of them and two are serious, but are they really that bad? Yes, actually they’re not just bad, they’re awful.
You need to apply the OpenSSL patches today, not tomorrow. More>
I’ve been talking a lot about DevOps and Agile recently. I believe DevOps will define how we do development and administer the cloud for years to come. I’m not the only one. Research firm Gartner agrees.
In a recent report, Gartner analysts Janessa Rivera and Rob van der Meulen stated that, “Although DevOps emphasizes people (and culture) over tools and processes, implementation utilizes technology. As a result, Gartner expects strong growth opportunities for DevOps tool-sets.” Specifically, “the total for DevOps tools [will reach] $2.3 billion in 2015, up 21.1 percent from $1.9 billion in 2014. By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations.”
That means DevOps programs such as Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, and Canonical’s Juju, will all be competing for your IT dollar in 2015. True, you can do DevOps without DevOps programs. I’ve seen it done. However, it’s a lot harder.
DevOps goes corporate. More>
I’ve been viewing Sling TV for several weeks now. I first got it because I wanted to watch ESPN. Since Sling TV first showed up in early February, it’s channel offerings have only continued to grow. Indeed, it’s now at the point where it’s rivaling conventional cable TV offerings.
Sling TV is coming for your cable cord with more channels and Xbox dea. More>