How Enterprise Architecture Underpins Strategic Planning

Good strategy requires a healthy understanding of the end goal before the methods to reach it are hashed out, and much of this understanding lends itself to “Strategic Planning.” Enterprise Architecture is a strategic planning process that translates an enterprise’s business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change.
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OpenStack Part II: OpenStack 2016 Survey Reveals Pattern of User Deployments

OpenStack use, and the pattern of users’ new deployments, were shown at the OpenStack 2016 conference in Austin, Texas, via the highlights of the OpenStack Foundation’s own survey of more than 1,600 respondents worldwide. The overview of survey results, accessible online via a Google search, casts more light on an important technology affecting the build-out of new cloud infrastructure.

The April, 2016, survey was the seventh one conducted by the OpenStack Foundation, to see how user adoption patterns are changing, over time. The shift in deployment types it reveals is significant, because new OpenStack releases are rolled out each year. This cycle roughly coincides with the two OpenStack conferences held annually.

Prefix: The Developers Sidekick, Manhattans Project | 10th Magnitude

Applicaton SoftwareIn this episode of the Manhattans Project, special guests Matt Watson and Jason Taylor from Stackify join me to talk about their new free development monitoring utility, Prefix. What is Prefix, and what makes it “The Developer’s Sidekick?” How can it be used to repair application code problems in real time, and how does that complement a DevOps workflow? Let’s find out!