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Venture Capitalist David Aronoff on the Future of DevOps

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JumpCloud CEO, Rajat Bhargava, caught up with leading venture capitalist, David Aronoff, for a quick interview on everything from industry and computing patterns he has observed throughout the years to what impacts DevOps will have in the future. David is general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners and has extensive experience investing in the SaaS, cloud, mobile, data analytics, video and information security sectors. With DevOps being so hot, we wanted to get feedback and thoughts from a leading venture capitalist to see how the financial world views DevOps.

David gives his thoughts on how we could be seeing future DevOps educational programs validating the importance of the movement. He also speculates on future computing trends in storage and security based on past market patterns giving examples of how we need to reimagine problems as technology improves and internet bandwidth grows.

David highlights the important role JumpCloud and will serve by promoting understanding and best practices, and that’s exactly what we’re here to do. We highly encourage you to follow David’s blog and help us build a community around DevOps.

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