Ben Rockwood on Devops

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

The Blog of Ben Rockwood:

It’s not in the form of “what Devops means to me” but my post on Chef from about a year ago still captures what I think Devops has to offer the rest of the development stack, leading right up to the business. My experience is that the business is the customer of the developers, and the developers are the customers of ops. Successful devops can use either their experience as developers or their knowledge about the depth and breadth of systems to guide the process of putting together a high quality stack to meet business goals on the budget provided. I personally do not share Ben’s fear of having “hot Devops” take jobs from specialists– specialists are part of the team just the same.

With all these differences in approach and background, we still end up with a very similar idea: