Kirk Byers at SDN Central writes frequently on the topic of DevOps as it
relates (and applies) to the network and recently introduced a list of seven
DevOps principles that are applicable in an article entitled, "DevOps and the
Chaos Monkey. " On this list is the notion of reducing variation.
This caught my eye because reducing variation is a key goal of Six Sigma and
in fact its entire f... (more)
The MacVittie-Roberts Wall of DOOM
Performance. Speed. Velocity. Quality of experience.
No matter what particular turn of phrase we use to describe it, the reality
is that we'll try a whole lot of things if it promises to improve application
performance. Entire markets have been dedicated to this overriding
unqualified principle: faster is better.
That implies, however, that we know what ... (more)
Samsung promises to be one of the 800-pound gorillas of the IoT, if its
success in recent years with Android devices and other consumer electronics
is any guide.
Showing its willingness to be a big IoT player, the company recently acquired
SmartThings, a recent startup that's developed an open smarthome appliation
that currently supports 1,000 devices and 8,000 apps. SmartThings will now... (more)