In New Zealand the scale of most solutions, and the dev teams working on them, are tiny compared to global software companies. Yet many developers, architects and CxOs I work with, want to do things 'because Netflix does it' – especially when it comes to MicroServices.
Nearly every organisation is somewhere on their cloud journey - at Equinox IT we spend a lot of time helping organisations to decide how rapidly they can safely transition their systems. While there are technical constraints, mostly these are conversations about the risk appetite of the organisation, and what rate of change both users and IT staff are able to cope with. Many organisations associate their current technologies, structures and operating models with low-risk and perceive rapid change as increasing risk - when in reality not changing fast enough can put them at greater risk.
Whatever IT role you have, you need to continuously adapt to the changing needs of the market. So, in this post we share the latest articles that our consultants have found valuable this month.
This article is republished from my original 'The 4th and final day of Microsoft Ignite' post in LinkedIn.
The final day of Ignite is a half day so people can get back home in time for the weekend. I saw delegates from all parts of New Zealand, Australia and of course speakers from around the world. Walking through the Sky City hotel to my first session, there were lines of people in Microsoft t-shirts checking out and it made me realize what a huge undertaking this conference was. 2500 delegates and 140 sessions (up to 8 sessions across 2 conference centres at any one time), the party, keynote, breakout labs, vendor booths and catering. Wow! Quite a logistical feat.
This article is republished from my original 'Day 3 of Microsoft Ignite NZ' post in LinkedIn.
I have been writing up my time at Microsoft Ignite at the end of each day, and I'm really glad now because the sessions I went to on Tuesday are a bit of a blur now. Today's sessions will stick for a while though, as they are much more my bread and butter as a solutions architect. I've found the 12 Factor App patterns really influential and designed my last project around Microservices running in Docker containers.