DAY TWO: There Are Not Enough DevOps Unicorns In The World – And There Never Will Be

May 7, 2014

by Evan Powell

Yesterday I wrote a little bit about what led us to start StackStorm, focusing on the massive shift happening in IT towards a DevOps approach to building and operating software. I don’t think you can overstate the importance of this shift.

However, there are barriers. And that’s where driver #2 for us starting StackStorm comes in:

There are not enough DevOps unicorns in the world – and there never will be.

The ideal DevOps engineer is a full stack engineer who can code at least in python and is really good at cross-functional collaboration. We are a magnet for this type of unicorn – we have hired a few and have a handful in our utterly kick-ass advisory board.

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[Cloud Computing Today] StackStorm Emerges From Stealth To Deliver Artificial Intelligence To DevOps Technology For Cloud Infrastructures

May 6, 2014

Today, StackStorm emerged from stealth mode and revealed details of a DevOps solution for IaaS cloud environments, with a specific focus on OpenStack at the present time. In much the same vein that Pivotal sought to bring the computing power, scalability and operational efficiencies of enterprises such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Twitter to mainstream enterprise IT, StackStorm proposes to bring automation technology analogous to that used by companies like Facebook to enterprises, SMBs and startups alike […]

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[Venture Capital Post] StackStorm Streamlines Workflow In Data Center To One Person For Thousands Of Servers

May 6, 2014

StackStorm, specialized in data center maintenance, allows one person to effectively manage thousands of servers opposed to hundreds.

Evan Powell, cofounder and ceo, explained to VentureBeat that “There’s a massive shift happening – and maybe it’s already happened with top operators, being several times, not 10 times more productive, but 100, and in some extreme cases, 1,000 times more productive” […]

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[Data Center Knowledge] StackStorm Out Of Stealth To Give DevOps True Data Center Automation

May 6, 2014

There needs to be more automation in DevOps, but data center managers still mistrust automation and generally avoid implementing it at scale. This is the problem StackStorm, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup, came out of stealth today to fix […]

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[VentureBeat] StackStorm Emerges From Stealth, Shows Off “Self-Driving Data Center”

May 6, 2014

If you really must maintain your own data center, it’s nice if you can minimize the number of people who work there. A startup called StackStorm wants to help you do that […]

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[SDX Central] StackStorm Takes A Modernized Shot At DevOps

May 6, 2014

If DevOps is a verb and DevOps is a change in culture, does it make sense for anybody to call themselves a DevOps startup? […]

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LAUNCH DAY: StackStorm Was Built From The Ground Up For DevOps Operators, To Automate Those Operators

May 6, 2014

by Evan Powell

Today StackStorm exits stealth mode.

For those that have been following developments in our corner of OpenStack, we were never really in stealth mode since the StackStorm team is helping our friends at Mirantis and elsewhere in a couple of projects including Mistral, or Workflow as a Service.

However, until today we’ve never told our story. We’ve never put our contributions into context. And we’ve never even admitted we all work here or that we are funded or that we have a snazzy logo.

Here goes. Hello world.” This is the beginning of our introduction of StackStorm to the world. Thus, I’d like to share five drivers that led me to help found StackStorm. I’ll cover one observation for each of the next five days.

Before I get to that – some context. StackStorm’s vision is to deliver self-driving, self-learning operations automation so that all of us can enjoy the kind of massive productivity lift that the top handful of operators already enjoy when they develop and operate software.

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[Press Release] StackStorm Leads Third Wave Of Operations Automation Delivering DevOps Best Practices To Enterprises

May 6, 2014

Team with deep expertise in automation and strong advisory board will focus on creating new generation of SaaS for self-driving data centers

Palo Alto, CA – StackStorm, a software company leading the third wave of operations automation, today emerged from stealth mode to introduce a private beta program for the company’s first product. Focused on delivering the increased productivity of DevOps approaches to a broader market, StackStorm’s vision – and how it defines the third wave of operations automation – is to make self-driving data centers that learn how to operate more efficiently. StackStorm is currently focused on enterprises deploying OpenStack.

“Succeeding in DevOps approaches to operations is critically important and yet extremely challenging,” said Mike Kavis, analyst at The Virtualization Practice. “Done right, DevOps leads to a step function improvement in operational efficiency and in the ability to meet the real needs of IT users. StackStorm’s vision of automating the automators, improving the ability to create and manage operations automations, is a leap in the right direction for DevOps to be more broadly adopted.”

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