A Simple Story of
                  How One
               Company Spent
              10 Million Dollars
                ...
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The Victim

                                                                                 What doesn't
                ...
The Hero
                                                               When you spend enough
                            ...
The Villain

                                                                     No, no. For $10
                        ...
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Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved   7
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Our Story Begins

                          Software
                          Analysis
                           Design
...
Analysis 20K
                        Windows Dudes
                          AIX Dudes
                         Oracle Pol...
Windows Dudes

“We already
 got one”



                        Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved   10
F...
AIX Dudes

      “Too Busy,
       won’t call
        back”


                          Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - Al...
The Oracle Police

“You are not
  worthy”



                        Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved  ...
Security

       “You want
        freaking
         Root”


                         Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All ...
Linux Folk
   “Hello, you
   guys should
    check out
     Nagios”

                          Copyright © 2010 Opscode, I...
HP Dudes

 “They Were
 Interested”



                          Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved   15
F...
Insert New Character


                                                        Every Good Story
                          ...
I Want My Damn
                           Dashboard




                            Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Ri...
Just Give Me a
                          Dashboard




                            Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rig...
The Mother Ship
                Steps in and
              Decides to do and
                end-to-end
                 O...
Final Cost:

               Software $8,980,00
              Consultants $20,000
             Ops Analysis $1,000,000


  ...
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John Willis - A Simple Story

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John Willis' lightning talk at devopsdays USA 2010, held 25th June 2010 in Mountain View, CA

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John Willis - A Simple Story

  1. 1. A Simple Story of How One Company Spent 10 Million Dollars and Saved “Nothing” Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 1 Friday, June 25, 2010
  2. 2. Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 2 Friday, June 25, 2010
  3. 3. The Victim What doesn't kill you defines you Gloria Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 3 Friday, June 25, 2010
  4. 4. The Hero When you spend enough time around the chemistry of desperation, you come to recognize the smell. Daryl Zero Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 4 Friday, June 25, 2010
  5. 5. The Villain No, no. For $10 million, you do it Gregory Start Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 5 Friday, June 25, 2010
  6. 6. Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 6 Friday, June 25, 2010
  7. 7. Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 7 Friday, June 25, 2010
  8. 8. Our Story Begins Software Analysis Design Implement Cost $8,980,00 Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 8 Friday, June 25, 2010
  9. 9. Analysis 20K Windows Dudes AIX Dudes Oracle Police Security Linux Folk The HP Blokes Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 9 Friday, June 25, 2010
  10. 10. Windows Dudes “We already got one” Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 10 Friday, June 25, 2010
  11. 11. AIX Dudes “Too Busy, won’t call back” Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 11 Friday, June 25, 2010
  12. 12. The Oracle Police “You are not worthy” Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 12 Friday, June 25, 2010
  13. 13. Security “You want freaking Root” Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 13 Friday, June 25, 2010
  14. 14. Linux Folk “Hello, you guys should check out Nagios” Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 14 Friday, June 25, 2010
  15. 15. HP Dudes “They Were Interested” Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 15 Friday, June 25, 2010
  16. 16. Insert New Character Every Good Story Needs a Bob The CIO Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 16 Friday, June 25, 2010
  17. 17. I Want My Damn Dashboard Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 17 Friday, June 25, 2010
  18. 18. Just Give Me a Dashboard Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 18 Friday, June 25, 2010
  19. 19. The Mother Ship Steps in and Decides to do and end-to-end Opertions Analysis Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 19 Friday, June 25, 2010
  20. 20. Final Cost: Software $8,980,00 Consultants $20,000 Ops Analysis $1,000,000 Copyright © 2010 Opscode, Inc - All Rights Reserved 20 Friday, June 25, 2010
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