Barton George, Director, Developer Programs and John Willis, Director, Cloud Management, Dell Inc.
Developers have gained considerable power within companies and are now making key architectural decisions like the programing language(s), platform (OS), middleware as well as how data is stored. Given that it is the developer’s software that drives business advantage, it comes as no surprise that they have become the respected partners of the business, perhaps at the expense of central IT, in leading the company’s defacto cloud strategy. However, in order to really drive the scale of innovation that provides a sustainable competitive advantage – developers and business leaders cannot go it alone, they must work together with IT. While the goals of developers and IT operations often seem at odds, organizations must seek to reduce these conflicts or risk impeding the pace of innovation. Join this session to discover how understanding the needs of each side and leveraging the processes, tools and procedures that underlie “DevOps,” will enable both teams to work together to better serve the business and ultimately the customer.
In this session you will learn about:
- How developers rose to power
- The key principles, tools and procedures of DevOps
- How working together helps reduces friction, increases velocity and improves customer outcomes
- How developers, IT and business can work together to implement and drive innovation through the Cloud