Speed, Scale, Reliability and the Pursuit of Programmability

As networking moves from monolithic to disaggregated infrastructure, the necessity of programmability has become existential, be it physical or software-defined networks (SDN). A common thread runs through these movements: the need for control. As the notion of control continues to evolve, it will drive significant changes to the systems that form the foundations of the […]

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Take a Leap into the 21st Century of IoT

When Campofrio Food Group’s 17-year-old factory in Burgos, Spain, famously burned to the ground, the multinational meat processor turned tragedy into opportunity. With an eye on digital transformation, Campofrio rebuilt the facility as a connected factory, powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). This allowed the state-of-the-art, greenfield meat packing plant to automate processes and provide real-time […]

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Upstream Without a Paddle: What CIOs Need to Know About AI

Most of us are familiar with the saying “upstream without a paddle”. This is an unfortunate event, where one finds themselves without the proper resources. I have witnessed this exact phenomenon on one of my canoe trips. A pair of canoers had broken a paddle.

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What’s Innovation? Learning to Love Failure

Anyone rummaging around in search of innovation in the annals of economics will inevitably end up running into Joseph Schumpeter. The political economist was already aware of the fact that innovation is the critical dimension of success more than 100 years ago (1). But although it appears straightforward on the surface, it isn’t. Scratch the surface […]

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Kubernetes: Industry Transformation 10 Years in the Making

We’ve come a long way as an industry in last 10 years.  As I travel to #KubeCon in Austin, I’m reflecting back on what has changed. 10 years ago, I ran an independent research group called the IT Process Institute, and was lead researcher on a study designed to identify change, config, release best practices.

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