Michael Cote

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Now with Pivotal, Michael Coté has been an industry analyst at 451 Research and RedMonk, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and used to do real work as a programmer for a decade before all that. He blogs and podcasts at Cote.io and is @cote in Twitter.
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Software devs' new mantra: Zen dogs dream of small-sized bones

One of the primary principles of DevOps is moving from large software releases to a series of small batches. What do we mean by “large”? Six-to-12-month (or longer) projects that follow the infamous “water-scrum-fall” model. While development teams may create builds weekly, the code isn’t deployed to production and used by …
Michael Cote, 4 Feb 2016
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You, yes YOU: DevOps' people problem

You’ve no doubt heard of DevOps. This is the process of getting developers and sysadmins working together closely on the same team to support a company’s custom-written software. I know, I know, Dear Reader: you’ve been doing this ever since operating that AS/400; no one really needs weekly releases; and, of course, the …
Michael Cote, 15 Jan 2016
Columns of coins in the cloud

Hey, biz bods: OpenStack will be worth $3.3bn by 2018

OpenStack looks like it will inject some $3.3bn into the market by 2018, growing from $890m this year according to 451 Research's recent Open Stack Pulse 2014 report. Much of that (roughly 70 per cent) will be from public cloud providers like Rackspace and HP, but a fair amount will come from private cloud build-out. Unless …
Michael Cote, 14 Aug 2014
Roughly 150kg of gold

DevOps is actually a thing – and people are willing to pay for it

Opinion Is DevOps actually a thing, or just the latest funny way to case a word? At least there are vowels in it. We finally know the proper casing, but is it actually something normals are doing? Right after the cloud horses left the barn some years ago, this mysterious notion of "DevOps" surfaced. DevOps started as a rallying cry …
Michael Cote, 3 Jun 2014

Will the blighters pay this time? Betting big on developers

Comment Not too long ago, selling middleware and tools to software developers was a big business. Large technology empires were built on a single premise: that computers need software, written by software developers who need a panoply of infrastructure tools and middleware - and that you could charge the developers for that …
Michael Cote, 7 Mar 2014

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