Awesome DevOps Panel: IBM, Netflix, Warner Music, Opscode, Jenkins, & Puppet

This is not only a cool panel topic, but also a rad group of people to have all discussing DevOps and Continuous Delivery (in the cloud) at one time.

Last week, Redmonk analyst James Governor hosted the latest addition to the IBM PureSystems video chat series on opinionated infrastructure. During the video chat the panel touched on a variety of topics including DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Cloud, and how they work with integrated systems.

Panelists included:

  • James Governor (@monkchips), Redmonk analyst and moderator
  • Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco), Cloud Architect at Netflix
  • Dave McCrory (@mccrorySVP of Engineering at Warner Music Group
  • Luke Kanies (@puppetmasterd), Puppet Labs Founder & CEO
  • Kohsuke Kawaguchi (@kohsukekawa), CI Jenkins Server Founder
  • Adam Jacob (@adamhjk), co-founder of Opscode and creator of Chef
  • Dan Berg (@dancberg), IBM DevOps Chief Architect
  • Robbie Minshall, IBM Rational Cloud Architect

Some interesting tidbits from the hangout:

  • “When we (Netflix) did the Cloud move, think of it as looking at every step in the process of getting value to customers, from having an idea to deploying it.” — Adrian Cockcroft, Cloud Architect at Netflix on continuous deployment for the company
  • “There are a lot of companies, including Warner,  that envision all of this coming together and transforming their business. The difficulty is in aligning the business needs with how you can automate.” — Dave McCrory, SVP of Engineering at Warner Music Group
  • “We really haven’t figured out how to share what people do in one context to another. We have these conferences where people come in and talk about the amazing things they have done. But for someone else to replicate that work, it’s basically all custom made from scratch.” — Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Founder of CI Jenkins Server
  • “The Netflix of the world and the Amazon’s of the world and all the rest of what’s great about the Internet, sort of showed us a different way to deliver value to customers. We were doing it on the internet, we were doing it on mobile devices. That value is being delivered digitally rather than by going to a bank and talking to a teller.” — Adam Jacob, co-founder of Opscode and creator of Chef, speaking on legacy systems
  • “We don’t have one, two applications. We have thousands. How do we manage those? How do we increase our ability to deliver more rapidly? How do we deal with the complexity of our applications? Dan Berg, DevOps Chief Architect at IBM on helping customers

You can watch the full video here and read more about the panel and Pure Systems ongoing video series here.

Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee