DESCRIPTION: Aaron and Brian discuss the biggest trends of the 2010s decade, and answer reader mailbag questions from 2019.
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TRENDS FROM THE DECADE (2010-2019):
Hype or Not?: OpenStack, HCI, Docker, Cloud Foundry (or any PaaS), Kubernetes, Blockchain, AI/ML, Serverless
- The re-invention of Microsoft (Azure, GitHub, Open Source, dropping failed efforts (Nokia, Windows Mobile)
- It’s hard to believe that Google is still only 3rd or 4th in public cloud (and it’s leadership is questioning its future)
- The rise of open-source in the Enterprise, and all the challenges this created across the industry
- The rise of developer-lead decision-making (shadow IT, mobile apps, decentralized decision-making, serverless as NoOps)
- Everyone still sucks at security, but now it’s a headline problem
- 10 years of DevOps discussions and most companies still haven’t figured out that it’s org-charts and culture.
The shift from Config-Mgmt (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt) to things like Immutable infrastructure, Declarative schedulers, GitOps, etc.)
READER MAILBAG QUESTIONS:
Question 1 - If you had to advise someone that’s 25, 35 and 45 about “career path” in IT, what tips might you give them? - Thomas T.
Question 2 - You guys see a lot of different technologies through the interviews. Which new ones do you think have longevity and which ones are potentially overhyped? - Michael C.
Question 3 - What “disruptive technology” is a more important skill to learn? - Erika B.
Question 4 - What the most misunderstood concept in IT today? Seema J.
Question 5 - Why do you think our industry is so obsessed with the idea that the new technology will completely eliminate the old technology? Has that ever really happened? - Jacob H.