The Goal of DevOps

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Published on March 5, 2014

Author: dataloop



Steven Acreman's slides from our first DevOps Exchange event in London with his personal view on what the goal of DevOps really is.


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A BIT ABOUT ME • Entire career working alongside developers as a sysadmin • Implemented ‘DevOps’ practices on several projects at Pitney Bowes • Moved to Alfresco and helped launch their cloud service • Now CTO at • Likes: Computers doing work for me, anything python, beer and sysadmins • Dislikes: Curly braces, people who don’t adhere to PEP8 and being cold

WHAT IS DEVOPS? Lean build the right thing BIZ Agile build it quickly DEV DevOps release it quickly OPS



THE GOAL OF DEVOPS? • Reduce risk • Faster time to market • Increased agility • Putting control back into the hands of the business • Increased time efficiencies

THE REAL GOAL • Increase net profit • Increase return on investment • Increase cash flow

HOW? • Identify bottlenecks • Eliminate bottlenecks where possible • Manage remaining bottlenecks carefully • Work as a team. No silos.

FOR OPS • Automate your entire job • Create self-service tools for any touch points • Embed yourselves in development sprints • Monitor everything! • Recognise that your goal is to make the company money

FOR DEV • The Service > The Product • Building inventory of unreleased code is pointless • If you get ahead of the release then do nonfunctional dev to help remove / mitigate bottlenecks • The feature isn’t done until it has been working in prod forever • Recognise that your goal is to make the company more money

SUMMARY Idea Release

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