As I type this, I find myself somewhat unexpectedly winging my way back to Israel. For those who recall, I was here last December for DevOpsDays Tel Aviv (described here and here) with the specific goals to:

 

  • Continue my conversations about the intersection between DevOps and traditional monitoring
  • Increase my knowledge of cloud technologies and the causes behind the push to cloud
  • Eat my body weight in kosher shawarma

 

Very recently, an opportunity to speak at Bynet Expo fell into my lap, where we had a chance to articulate SolarWinds' approach to cloud and hybrid IT monitoring and management. The shawarma was calling me back, so I had to go.

 

This is where I'll be for the next week, soaking up some bright Israeli sunshine, meeting with over 3,000 IT pros in the booth, and offering my thoughts on how Sympathetic Innovation is the key to managing hybrid IT.

 

I can't wait to share the experience with everyone when I get back.

 

Oh, and there may be some food pictures. And even a video or two.