Uncertain infrastructure - Dr. Mark Burgess Presentation at DevOps Days NYC 2013

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Uncertain infrastructure - Dr. Mark Burgess Presentation at DevOps Days NYC 2013

  1. 1. Uncertain Infrastructures What Science Tells Us About IT Mark Burgess
  2. 2. Promises we can keep?
  3. 3. P H Y S I C S - DescriPing - StuffH - ThaYt - HappenS - ..ah - ... - .. ok whatever
  4. 4. Environmental Closure X
  5. 5. Systems Thinking
  6. 6. Semantics and Dynamics Desired-state and actual behaviour Dev + Ops What you intend + What actually happens
  7. 7. IT would be easy if systems were deterministic ... Dev ? Ops ? … but they are only in approximate balance
  8. 8. LOGIC rains environmental complexity ... … onto knife-edge sensitivity
  9. 9. Autonomous “Continuous delivery requires continuous automation infrastructure ... not power-assisted intervention”
  10. 10. There is no such thing as an immutable system No intended change is not the same as no change at all
  11. 11. “Many worlds” branches and relativity
  12. 12. Failures are semantic Processes are dynamic “The history of attempts to prevent cracks from spreading or evade their consequences is almost the history of engineering.” -- J.E. Gordon The New Science of Strong Materials
  13. 13. Control is ... Harp not on that keyboard! Orchestration? Choreography?
  14. 14. Join the discussion … Tw: @markburgess_osl

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