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Struggling with DevOps? Remove silos and embrace change

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

DevOps can accelerate software delivery, but many organizations still struggle with it because of ineffective processes and resistance to change. Organizations that "do DevOps right" are those that eliminate silos, automate, embrace change, and communicate effectively.

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DevOps: Why it's hard and strategies to make it easier

DevOps can help make software delivery faster and more flexible. However, many organizations still struggle to effectively implement DevOps at scale. The reasons are myriad, but they may include a combination of siloed operations, too much "toil" in operations, and trying to apply old processes to new capabilities. In this episode of the podcast, Mike Kavis and guest, Puppet’s Alanna Brown, discuss how organizations implement DevOps successfully and get more value from their software delivery cycles. According to Alanna, success strategies include improving collaboration to remove silos, embracing change, automating what you can, and improving communication between IT and the business.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

This is about fundamentally changing how all of these teams work together and how they collaborate.Alanna Brown is the mastermind behind the State of DevOps Report, which has become the most widely referenced body of DevOps research available. She brings an informed perspective on IT performance, DevOps practices, culture, organizational performance and other elements that affect business outcomes.

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Outcome matters: DevOps success strategies

DevOps is a critical component of cloud deployment. To get it right, smart companies assess their strengths, embrace change, and focus on defining specific outcomes.

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Want better DevOps? It comes down to people and leadership

DevOps can boost development and delivery, but companies sometimes struggle to get DevOps right. Successful DevOps deployment takes the right people and leadership, and a view from a product, rather than a project, lens.

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The future of cloud-enabled work infrastructure

The future of cloud-enabled work infrastructure expects to see a shift in cloud strategies as organizations face new technology complexity, security risk, and operational efficiency challenges. To make cloud-enabled work infrastructure work, organizations can focus on multi-cloud solutions, federated security, and DevOps to optimize process, mitigate risk, and manage complexity.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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