DevOpsDays London 2016

Last month, I took part in DevOpsDays London 2016, which focussed this year on the financial services industry. This is particularly relevant to me because I am currently working with a finance provider to introduce Agile and DevOps practices. And it made for an interesting mix of participants, many of whom were struggling with the challenges of modernising the delivery and operations practices in traditional siloed organisations.

There were some inspiring speakers, an interesting mix of vendors and some good open spaces.

Highlights for me were:

  • Inspiring talks by Joanne Molesky and Gene Kim, who was also signing copies of the Phoenix Project

  • A interesting panel discussion

  • A slick demo of Cloud Foundry by Casey West of Pivotal

  • An open space on software defined networks

Vendors to watch:

  • Nuage Networks: software defined networks, both overlay and integrated with traditional infrastructure
  • Delphix: branchable, versioned RDMS and flat-file time machine
  • Moog: event correlation system for issue detection and incident management using advanced machine learning
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