Originally appearing on devops.com. As an organization sold on the idea of DevOps what’s your first step in the journey? Despite a constant deluge of well-reasoned guides for implementing DevOps the most prevalent step most companies have made is simply contributing to a proliferation of DevOps job titles. Most
Starting today I’m very excited to announce that I will also be blogging on http://devops.com/author/alecl/ in addition to here at http://www.pragmaticdevops.com/. While I’m certain I will keep both running I haven’t quite settled on which exact topics I’ll post on each so I’ll play it by ear for a
but don't lose sight of your real goals
They're not just for startups!
whether in personal life or DevOps.
In medieval fantasy lore bards were lute playing, singing poets passing on stories and parables. Further in fantasy role-playing games the bard is often a jack-of-all trades. This seems doubly apropos for the category for stories about DevOps where traditionally separate skill sets come together and sysadmins end up
what worked for us
This is a fun parable from famous web performance guru Steve Souders (formerly working at Yahoo and currently at Google). It’s part of his lengthy but excellent video on web front-end latency (~31 minutes in). An office building owner receives escalating complaints from his tenants about how long they have
make sure HA complexity doesn't REDUCE your stability
bullet points don't promote empathy. Cat pics only slightly better.