Alexa controls the Cloud. Awesome, but…

I watched this video from Matt Dreyer's presentation in AWS re:Invent 2016, and then I saw "The Arrival", a film by Denis Villeneuve. In Matt's presentation, IT cloud infrastructure is controlled with natural language, as Alexa (an Amazon AI implementation) interprets the human speech to commands understood by the VMware cloud running on Amazon AWS. There are …

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Benefits of Automation

I tried to gather the automation benefits specifically for IT Infrastructure. Benefits can be small or large depending on the organization and the implementation. Automation is an investment, which requires cost, effort and good planning. Returns are not immediate, or may never come if automation is not planned correctly. The ultimate goal of automation is to eliminate human involvement. So, all benefits derive from reducing the human factor.

Downtime & DevOps

Machines, People and Processes - When we refer to IT infrastructure, we tend to forget that it is much more than hardware. In fact, hardware you use are the least of your concerns. You buy the best hardware of the most shinny technology, plug it to power, connect to network and it is up and running. Is this enough? Definitely Not. If you look into the history of your problems ...