David Gildeh

David is a serial entrepeneur, having founded and sold his last start-up, SambaStream, to Alfresco in 2011, where he became Director of Cloud Services, launching their Cloud Business. David looks after the business so the rest of the team can focus on delivering an awesome product for our customers.

Recent Posts

#DOXLON DevOps Exchange (Aug14) - High Scalability

Posted by : David Gildeh | DevOps Exchange London, DOXLON, DevOps Exchange (DOXLON), DevOps

Its that time of month when DevOps Exchange London has been and gone again. After yet another great event we have the slides and videos up for those who wish to relive it or simply didn't make it! We had the usual tech talks, 3 x 20 minutes from 3 very interesting speakers which gave us a view into their practices.

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Rackspace Breakfast Panel Debate

Posted by : David Gildeh | DevOps Wisdom, Rackspace, DevOps

This morning Steven was invited to be part of Rackspace’s Breakfast Panel Debate where he sat alongside some of our DevOps friends some of whom have spoken at our DevOps Exchange meetups previously including Stephen Thair (DevOps Guys), Matthew Skelton (Skelton Thatcher) and Chris Jackson from Rackspace.

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#DOXLON DevOps Exchange (July14) - Continuous Delivery

Posted by : David Gildeh | DevOps Exchange London, DOXLON, DevOps Exchange (DOXLON), DevOps

After yet another fantastic #DOXLON Meetup last week, its that time again for the round up videos and slides! This time around, we were kindly hosted by Moonfruit, in their amazing oxford circus offices. Again the Meetup featured 3 x 20 minute talks, this time on Continuous Delivery. We were highly entertained by all speakers (including Stevens laptop!) and everyone learnt a lot. The Meetup group currently stands with 650 members, join it here in order to be at the next event!

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7 Ways to Get Adoption of Your Monitoring Tool

Posted by : David Gildeh | Monitoring Wisdom, Monitoring, DevOps, How To | 1 Comment

As I discussed in my last post, we believe that monitoring, like many other DevOps tools, needs to be adopted by other teams (i.e. developers, product managers, support, QA etc.) outside Operations. The trouble is many of the popular monitoring tools today were written by Operations guys for other Operations guys and don't make it easy for other teams to adopt. Here are our top 7 ideas on what will make your monitoring tool more popular outside your team, so that everyone in your organization can get the visibility and insight they need to build a better service together.

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Why Adoption Outside Operations for Monitoring is Important

Posted by : David Gildeh | Dashboards, Monitoring Wisdom, Monitoring

In my Monitorama Pitch in May, I focused on one of the core problems we see with today's monitoring tools - Adoption. When I talked about Adoption, we weren't talking about adoption of the monitoring tools in the Operations team, but all the teams that interact with Operations such as Developers, QA, Support and Product Managers. This was one of the core reasons we launched Dataloop.IO after struggling with this issue at our last company.

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#DOXLON DevOps Exchange (June14) - DevOps Show and Tell

Posted by : David Gildeh | DevOps Exchange London, DOXLON, DevOps Exchange (DOXLON), DevOps

It's that time again, here are the videos and slides from DevOps Exchange London last week! The Meetup featured some fantastic talks ranging from docker networking, to building a high performance time series database from the ground up. We were kindly hosted by the Rainmaking Loft this time, located in St Katharine Docks there were plenty of great views to take in. Finally, everything ran smoothly, thanks to the big help from our friends at Linux Recruit.

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John Powell Joins Dataloop.IO's Board

Posted by : David Gildeh | Company Updates, DevOps

At Dataloop.IO, our vision is to build a great company that has the potential to be a leader in our space. We spent a lot of time doing customer development before we launched our start-up 8 months ago to ensure we were solving a big enough problem and since then we've had phenomenal traction getting our new company off the ground. Here's a summary of our progress since we started:

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#DOXLON DevOps Exchange (May 14) - Deployment with Containers

Posted by : David Gildeh | DevOps Exchange London, DOXLON, DevOps Exchange (DOXLON), DevOps

Last week we hosted our 3rd monthly DevOps Exchange meetup, #DOXLON. This time the talks were held at the Microsoft auditorium at Central Working Whitechapel.

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Our First Public Preview @ Monitorama 2014

Posted by : David Gildeh | Monitoring, Company Updates, DevOps, Monitorama

Last week we made a trip to Portland, OR in the USA to attend Monitorama 2014. For those of you who've never heard of it before, it is a conference run in the USA and Europe dedicated to monitoring. So as a monitoring company, it was an obvious event for us to attend and sponsor.

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DevOps Exchange Meetup (April 14) - Micro-Services for DevOps

Posted by : David Gildeh | DevOps Exchange London, DOXLON, DevOps Exchange (DOXLON), DevOps

Last week we organized our second DevOps Exchange meetup which we sponsored alongside StackExchange, who also hosted the event at their shiny new London offices near Old Street. Since our first meetup a couple of months ago, the meetup has quickly grown to over 270 members, making us officially London's 2nd largest DevOps specific meetup. We think by the time we hold our next event in less than a month, we'll probably be the largest, which is great traction for a meetup we only started in January!

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