DevOps is starting to attract mainstream attention, but there is still confusion about what DevOps is and what it takes to have a successful DevOps initiative. Some companies have tried to automate their way to DevOps success; many others are trying to stay true to the core DevOps CAMS (Culture, Automation, Measurement, Sharing) principles. Unfortunately, most information available is related more to web 2.0 companies than more complex enterprise environments.
These stories are starting to emerge with more enterprise-friendly content
I’ve just returned from the Gartner Data Center event in London, where Serena Software was a sponsor (booth pictured to the right). We showcased the newly announced Serena Release Manager v5 and talked with numerous companies in attendance.
In 2012, Gartner interviewed over 200 CIOs on the topic of DevOps and found that
Having spent many years of my career in both IT operations and application development, I’ve seen both sides of the problem. I remember quite vividly the late night weekend heroics onsite implementing a new release or being woken up at home on a failed release. I’ve also experienced the intense deadline pressure as a developer to deliver the new features that will help ensure that the business makes its quarterly number. From each perspective I always viewed the other team as … well,
I’ve just spent an amazing week in London. I already had high hopes for this trip having been to DevOpsDays London earlier this year but I didn’t expect to be blown away by the events.
Attendees at both events were from all over Europe. I’m used to meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds at events in the USA but this was on a totally different scale.
As to be expected, culture and process were
DevOpsDays London is over and, as usual, there were some great sessions. Exposing fragility in systems was once again a topic that was discussed.
If you follow the DevOps movement at all, you will no doubt have heard of chaos monkey at Netflix numerous times. For those who have not heard about it, chaos monkey runs in all
Last week I was at DevOpsDays Portland. As expected, the open space topics were really interesting. Two in particular stood out for me. The first was about fitting DevOps into your organization. DevOps teams seemed to be the way people were going. If you have been to other events with prominent figures of the DevOps community present, you may have noticed how the mention of “DevOps teams” can spur heated
Last week I attended FlowCon in San Francisco. Unlike DevOpsDays and Velocity conferences that I have been to FlowCon had an enterprise focus. Early on in the conference there was a presentation by a typical DevOps poster child. I had a sinking feeling, was I just going to sit through another presentation about all of the cool stuff that is done in Silicon Valley does but doesn’t resonate in the enterprise?
The good news is that this wasn’t the
I’m at the first ever DevOpsDays Vancouver, Canada. The event came about from a casual conversation at DevOpsDays Austin and it’s been a fantastic success.
The sessions have been great. I really enjoyed the session from Hootsuite on how they are able to deliver working code faster by using vagrant as part of their tool-chain.
Brian Johnson delivered a
Recently I attended a workshop hosted by Dominica Degrandis on using Kanban in an organization working in a DevOps-like manner. The workshop was full of practical advice not only on why Kanban can help you but also on how to be successful in your implementation. Attendance was good; people came from the east coast to attend what I thought was a local workshop.
As we discussed things that we had each tried in our organization, it became apparent that some of us had
This is my first time attending the tutorial day at a Velocity conference. It’s a small world as I’ve already met someone I met at DevOpsDays Atlanta and a couple of people I met at a Kanban for DevOps workshop back in Santa Clara a few weeks ago.
The first session of the day covered using Jenkins in operations. I’m a big believer of using the right