Rise of devops

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Rise of devops

  1. Rise of DevOps Images from http://blackandwtf.tumblr.com Thursday, May 6, 2010 1
  2. Corey Donohoe github.com/atmos twitter.com/atmos atmos.org Thursday, May 6, 2010 2
  3. Engine Yard Ruby Hosting in the Cloud Global Support Organization Rails 3 Thursday, May 6, 2010 3
  4. The Race to Deliver Thursday, May 6, 2010 4 your idea is probably competing against others with similar interests how do we adopt agile practices inside of the rest of our organization
  5. Stop Trippin’! Thursday, May 6, 2010 5 you do not wanna be that guy tripping over the stuff you can manage easily. devops is about giving you a competitive advantage devops is about delivering high quality operations setups
  6. New Business Ideas Thursday, May 6, 2010 6 take us and our customers to new levels
  7. Traditional IT Silos Thursday, May 6, 2010 7 traditionally we might have operations, dbas, networking people, release managers, etc. a lot of smart people with generally narrow skill sets. we see these environments as ruby gains more adoption.
  8. Fragile Deployment Thursday, May 6, 2010 8 it becomes a balancing act to keep the production systems in a good state. a lot production systems are “that box in the corner” you can’t touch.
  9. That’s Just Dumb Thursday, May 6, 2010 9 looking in from the outside you wouldn’t believe how people do operations
  10. That’s Crazy Thursday, May 6, 2010 10 WHY WOULD YOU EVER DO THAT?
  11. Developer Dreamland Thursday, May 6, 2010 11 a lot of really creative hackers come up with stuff that’s difficult to support from operations some developer in your org got an elephant to do a hand stand on his shiny new mac. sometimes called “it works on my machine” syndrome
  12. Operations Support Thursday, May 6, 2010 12 but your operations feel like they’re holding the elephant up it requires them to have super human powers and a mexican wrestling mask
  13. Support Fallout Thursday, May 6, 2010 13 it usually takes something terrible for people to realize it was a bad idea.
  14. Developer Outrage Thursday, May 6, 2010 14 developers cry out, “it works on my machine!!!” fuckin’ ops guys.
  15. Finger Pointing Thursday, May 6, 2010 15 basically no one believes they are at fault, so and so isn’t “agile” enough doesn’t accomplish the task at hand
  16. Distaste for Change Thursday, May 6, 2010 16 historically operations hate introducing new things they have to support. the default answer for “can we support X” becomes “NO!” change control boards or something similar are introduced.
  17. Distrust is Common Thursday, May 6, 2010 17 operations doesn’t trust developer’s code developers feel like operations keeps them from delivering
  18. How Can We Fix This? Thursday, May 6, 2010 18
  19. Speeding Things Up Thursday, May 6, 2010 19 how do we get operations to work as quickly as a productive “agile” team? how do we identify problems in operations/deployment earlier?
  20. The Same Team Thursday, May 6, 2010 20 we’re all working toward the same goal, even though we’re different it’s the job of the parties involved to bridge the gaps w/ the rest of their org
  21. Helping Others Out Thursday, May 6, 2010 21 even though you still sort of think of yourself as different, lend a hand outside your group. pair with your dba, or a developer. when was the last time you did that?
  22. Automation Thursday, May 6, 2010 22 automation is historically an afterthought. making system automation a first class requirement, configs and/or provisioning. we still can’t do really “brain dumps”
  23. Testing Thursday, May 6, 2010 23 testing is still emerging in this area. people are doing really cool stuff with cucumber. we do a few different things at EY to validate automation.
  24. Better Communication Thursday, May 6, 2010 24 starting the conversation early instead of waiting to engage other parts of your org truly understanding the domain in question
  25. Sysadmin Coders Thursday, May 6, 2010 25 embracing ruby and python to get the job done. the best coders i know are often badass sysadmins too, they understand everything.
  26. Shipping Early Thursday, May 6, 2010 26 avoid building something that really won’t get the job done. get everyone who will be involved, involved early. having the automation in place for operations early in the development cycle.
  27. The Last Mile Thursday, May 6, 2010 27 “dev complete” is different from “live, in production, making us money” hold up in wrapping up that last mile costs us money.
  28. Make Everyone Happy Thursday, May 6, 2010 28 a workplace where you love everyone in every department is awesome. it makes working on the product a pleasant experience. same parts that make agile work for development can apply to the sysadmin’s work.
  29. where’s my BOFH? Thursday, May 6, 2010 29 they’re still there, but he’s likely your “Buddy Operator from Helena” tools and approaches exist now that align with good system administration goals. these tools should start being adopted now
  30. where’s this headed? Thursday, May 6, 2010 30 adopting agile-like practices in all aspects of delivering a product. specifically, operations should step up their game because they’re being left behind.
  31. The Cloud Thursday, May 6, 2010 31 while no one clearly defines what “the cloud” is i think of it as automated provisioning of IT infrastructure devops makes even more sense because we have as much disposable hardware as we want
  32. The Penguins are Coming! Thursday, May 6, 2010 32 never..ending..stream..of..unix..boxes how do you get them all do your bidding?
  33. Puppet Thursday, May 6, 2010 33 puppet is a tool from the guys at puppetlabs, formerly reductivelabs. we use it internally at EY for managing lots of things customer’s don’t interact with they have a pretty vibrant user community
  34. Cuttin’ Up with Chef Thursday, May 6, 2010 34 opscode has their own platform where people can share cookbooks you can compose your recipes for your system based on the work of others there’s a huge number of open source cookbooks available on GH, EY uses chef
  35. Celebrate Your Product Thursday, May 6, 2010 35 devops is a proactive approach at covering the product lifecycle from an ops perspective
  36. Delight Your Users Thursday, May 6, 2010 36 delivering your product on time w/ a better sense of reliability in the system this makes end users happier, and
  37. Enjoy Yourself Thursday, May 6, 2010 37 enjoy yourself, be a maker, an automator, and perhaps a devop Thanks

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