Sponsored by IBM

January 29, 2019


With cloud technologies, it’s easier than ever to provision a couple of servers. It seems every cloud has its own way of expressing an environment definition as a file. However, teams that are just scripting their infrastructure encounter problems. How do you manage costs? How do you share services with other teams? What about getting test data? How do you manage complexity? What happens when you want to be in multiple clouds? 

That simple text document starts to look insufficient. 

Join IBM’s Bill Stoddard and Eric Minick for a look at what it really takes to create environments on demand that are actually useful and to get into production faster. In this webinar, we will highlight common “gotchas” that trip teams up and how to set a path for success. 


Eric Minick, DevOps Offering Manager, Hybrid Cloud, IBM

Eric Minick leads the DevOps offering management team in IBM’s Hybrid Cloud group. He joined IBM through its acquisition of UrbanCode. He has spent the last 15 years helping organizations large and small adopt continuous integration, delivery and, DevOps. He is a frequent speaker on the topic, and co-authored “Application Release and Deployment For Dummies.” Prior to consulting, Eric was a developer, test automation engineerand support engineer, and has contributed to multiple generations of UrbanCode products.


Bill Stoddard, Program Director, IBM Cloud Automation Manager, IBM

Bill, Program Director of Offering Management in IBM's Hybrid Cloud group, leads a team of designers and developers creating cloud automation solutions in support of IBM's multicloud management offering portfolio.  He has 20+ years of experience developing and bringing to market web application infrastructure and cloud management solutions as both on-premises and SaaS.  Bill has a long history with open source.   He championed the use of Apache HTTP server in IBM products, is as a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation, and contributed to the formation of the Eclipse Foundation and Linux Technology Center.