Diving in to Hyper-Convergence

What is Hyper-Convergence? Hyper-convergence is a software-centric architecture, or HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) for short. It integrates compute, storage and virtualization resources in a single system that is generally powered by stacks of x86 hardware. Let’s Take a Step Back To power an IT solution you need basic building blocks, like LEGOs that we often use…

Thinking like a Lean-Agile Coach

Are you a lean-agile thinker? Do you want to be? Who are Lean-Agile Coaches and what do they do? Let's take a look at the role of Lean-Agile coaching and lean-agile thinking; starting with the "lean" side of things. Quality Systems thinking was introduced by Edward Deming in the mid 1950’s and 1960’s. While shunned…

The Art of DevOps Explained

What is all this talk about DevOps and why should we care? Good question, and to answer, we need a little history of software development and its roots in traditional engineering principles. Software development takes most of its predecessor processes from traditional engineering principles, which include drawing blueprints by skilled draftsman, having those evaluated by manufacturing teams, building tooling and making prototypes, refining the drawings and then manufacturing the product...