A reflection on how we migrated from an era of production deployments once a week to more than 10 deployments a day. The story of transforming a mere sys-admin to super sophisticated DevOps team, armed with multiple tools, scripts and plugins for achieving automations, accuracy and invincible agility. As we continue on our endeavor for further improvisation, I believe its worth sharing the experience with community. Tentative topics outline:
1.Arming teams for their transformation to DevOps from mere sys-admins.
2.Killing manual deployments (manual deployment->capistrano->webistrano)
3.Automation (for daily backups,monitoring applications and servers deploying dependencies)
4.Saving up time on setting up new instances(using golden image).
5.Using LDAP to maintain servers with public key(avoiding individual logins to every server makes it less messy)
6.Using Puppet for instantiating multiple servers at once.
7.Commissioning our own Cloud Infrastructure.