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We will be discussing the importance of Devops in Cloud Management, including items such as
George Reese @GeorgeReese
his is the second most asked question today in IT. Obviously behind “What is a Cloud?”. Most people who have been following the Devops movement for the past three years would agree it really doesn’t or maybe shouldn’t even have a definition. For example “What is Agile?” doesn’t really have a simple answer. A general consensus of like minded Devops followers might agree with Adam Jacob’s, (founder of Opscode), definition of “It’s a cultural and professional movement”. That’s it. However, in this session we are going to try and expand on the ideas behind the Devops movement. We will attempt to discuss the “Why” of Devops. Why does it exist, what is it’s history, what are some of it’s patterns and also look at some practitioning examples. We will start by looking at some of the roots of the movement breaking down it’s history. We will take a deeper look at the following influences:
Agile and Agile Infrastructure
We will look at some of the direct and indirect influences of twentieth century management scientist like Deming, Goldratt and Ohno. We will also will look at taxonomy that has been used to try and identify certain patterns of Devops called CAMS.
And finally we will end up with a look at some successful Devops style companies who have been capturing the mindshare of this movement. Companies like:
The audience for this presentation is for anyone who wants to ask or has already asked the question “What is Devops?”.
None - this session is suitable for all levels of experience.
Setup a good first presentation for the Devops track
Understand the influences behind the Devops movement
Understand a loose taxonomy for Devops (CAMS)
Understand how successful some organizations are operating in a Devops style
John Willis (@botchagalupe)
n January 31, 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 plunged into the Pacific ocean in an extreme "nose down" position, killing all 88 crew and passengers on board. The NTSB concluded AA261's horizontal stabiliser trim system's jackscrew was inadequately maintained, causing the pilots to lose all control of the plane.
There are striking parallels with the problems we face daily in IT operations & software development, and the 30 years of give and take between the aircraft manufacturer's engineers, airline maintenance staff, and federal regulators that preceded AA261's simple mechanical failure.
In this talk, Lindsay will look at the complex interplay between the parties in the AA261 crash through a DevOps lens, investigating the collaborative approach to maintenance and operation of the MD-83 aircraft, and relating the complexities back to the complex IT systems we build and maintain.
Lindsay Holmwood ( @auxesis ) is a sysadmin/developer/://twitter.com/auxesistoolsmith/engineering manager, living in the Australian Blue Mountains.
He runs a distributed infrastructure development team at Bulletproof Networks that builds hassle free tools. He was responsible for ensuring 100% uptime for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Movember campaigns, and works on scaling both internal and customer facing systems.
When not mentoring on building awesome monitoring infrastructure, Lindsay organises the monthly Sydney DevOps Meetups, and organised the DevOps Down Under conference in 2010 + 2011.
He also won third place at the 1996 Sydney Royal Easter Show LEGO building competition.