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5 Invaluable Insights From Top DevOps Thinkers

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DevOps is a challenging framework to implement for IT teams, but the path has been tread by many experts before. We've compiled insights from five of the top thinkers in the DevOps world to share how you can find success in implementing it yourself.

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5 Invaluable Insights From Top DevOps Thinkers

  1. 1. 5""INVALUABLE" INSIGHTS"FROM" TOP"DEVOPS" THINKERS"
  2. 2. Currently"Using"" or"Planning"to" Use"DevOps" Not"using" DevOps" 2" 40%" 60%" According"to"Gartner’s" 2015"DevOps"Survey," 60%%of"organizations"" are"either"currently,"" or"are"planning"to"use"" a"DevOps"approach"" to"IT"in"some"fashion." "
  3. 3. 3" For"the"first"time" organizations"that" are"not"using"or" planning"to"use" DevOps"are"now" in"the"minority."
  4. 4. 4" And"for"good"reason—by"implementing"a" DevOps"strategy"and"adopting"new"technologies," companies"can"improve"the"speed"and"quality"of" applications"the"develop,"reduce"costs,"and" potentially"increase"control"of"their"data."
  5. 5. There"are"many"trailblazers"in"the"world"of"IT"" who"have"led"the"way"in"creating"a"DevOps"framework"" for"their"teams." COPYRIGHT%2015%ACTIFIO% 5"
  6. 6. The"path"to"success"is"" rarely"smooth"though," and"having"faced"many" challenges"along"the" way,"these"leaders"have" gleaned"insights"into" what"it"takes"to" successfully"move" towards"a"DevOps" model"for"their" organization." " 6"
  7. 7. We’ve"collected"some"of"our"favorite" insights"from"a"few"DevOps"visionaries." " 7"
  8. 8. On"the"Issues"" DevOps"Solves"
  9. 9. COPYRIGHT%2015%ACTIFIO% 9" “‘DevOps’"implies"that"fixing" that"one"problem,"the" traditional"barrier"between" Dev"and"Ops,"is"enough"to" achieve"software"nirvana." Fixing""[that]"is"not"a"silver" bullet,"and"the"originators" know,"and"say,"that…”" " "
  10. 10. COPYRIGHT*2015*ACTIFIO* 1" “More&than&barriers&between& teams,&the&approach&to& requirements,&capture&and& specification,&testing,&design,& development,&configuration& management,&&deployment,& etc.&all&have&implications&on& our&ability&to&release&valuable& features&as&quickly&as& possible&into&the&hands&of& our&users.”& & & Click&to&Tweet&
  11. 11. Dave*Farley* Coauthor"of"Continuous"Delivery" Founder"&"Director"of"Continuous"Delivery"Ltd." "" 11"
  12. 12. On"the"Meaning"" of"DevOps" "
  13. 13. 1" “The%essence%of%DevOps,%% I%believe,%is%to%design%a% system%in%which%people%are% held%responsible%for%the% consequences%of%their% actions%–%and%indeed,%one%in%% which%the%right%thing%to%do%is%% also%the%easiest%thing%to%do.”% % Click%to%Tweet%
  14. 14. Jez*Humble* Coauthor"of"Continuous"Delivery" Deputy"Director"of"Delivery"Architecture"" and"Infrastructure"Services"at"GSA" " 14"
  15. 15. On"the"Challenges"" of"DevOps"
  16. 16. 16" “The"DevOps"approach"" of"integrating"working"" code"across"the"organization" in"an"operation^like" environment"is"one"of"the" biggest"challenges"for"large," traditional"organizations,"but" it"provides"the"most" significant"improvements"" in"aligning"the"work"across" teams….”""" "
  17. 17. 1" Click&to&Tweet& “This&is&a&big&challenge&for& most&organizations,&so&the& executives&need&to&make& sure&to&start&with&achievable& goals&and&then&improve& stability&over&time&as&the& organization’s&capabilities& improve.&Teams&can’t&& and&won’t&drive&this&level&of& change,&so&the&executives& need&to&understand&these& concepts&in&enough&detail&to& lead&the&transformation&and& ensure&their&teams&are&on& the&right&track.”& &
  18. 18. Gary*Gruver* Author"of"A"Practical"Approach"to"" Large"Scale^Agile"Development" President"of"Practical"Large"Scale"Agile"LLC" "" " 18"
  19. 19. Give%your%team%self0serve,% instant%data%access.% 1" Download(the( white(paper(now.( DOWNLOAD'NOW'
  20. 20. 20" On"Who"Should" Participate"in"the" Implementation"" of"DevOps"
  21. 21. 21" “There’s"really"only"two" ways"to"break"down"silos." One"is"to"be"the"boss— there’s"one"person"in"the" organization,"maybe"two." They"can"try"and"smash" the"silo,"but"that"lack"of" alignment"in"an" organization"will"often" just"build"it"back"up"or"" in"a"different"way.”"" "
  22. 22. 1" Click&to&Tweet& “The&other&way,&the&only&effective& instrument&that&we&know&that&can& successfully&break&down&these&silos& is&to&change&the&organizational& alignment,&to&build&a&DevOps&vision& inside&the&organization.&When&you& do&that,&these&silos&will&start&to& crumble&on&their&own.&It’s&not& glamorous&work,&but&it’s&highly& gratifying&because&you’re&able&to& help&other&people,&the& organization,&And&make&everyone’s& life&a&little&bit&better.”& & &
  23. 23. Damon*Edwards* Founder,"Customer"Development" SimplifyOps,"Inc." %% % 23"
  24. 24. On#Building#a## DevOps#Team#
  25. 25. COPYRIGHT%2015%ACTIFIO% 24" “In"the"end,"[DevOps]"is"not" exclusionary….The"original" agile"development"guys"were" mostly"thinking"about"‘biz"+" dev’"collaboration,"and"DevOps" is"pointing"out"issues"and" solutions"around"‘dev"+"ops’" collaboration,"but"the"mature" result"of"all"this"is"‘everyone" collaborating’.”" " "
  26. 26. COPYRIGHT*2015*ACTIFIO* 1" Click&to&Tweet& “In&that&sense,&DevOps&is&just&a& major&step&for&one&discipline&to& join&in&on&the&overall&culture&of& agile&collaboration&that&should& involve&all&disciplines&in&an& organization.&So&whoever&is& participating&in&the&delivery&of& the&software&or&service&is&part& of&DevOps.”& &
  27. 27. Karthik*Gaekwad* Writer"at"The"Agile"Admin" Senior"Platform"Engineer"at"StackEngine" "" " 26"
  28. 28. Share&your&own&DevOps& insights&with&us.& Tweet&us&@actifio.&
  29. 29. COPYRIGHT*2015*ACTIFIO* 1"

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