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What is DevOps and why should I care?

November 01, 2014

What is DevOps and why should I care?

Why should you care about devops? Then, how to not mess it up once you do care.


November 01, 2014

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  1. What Is DevOps & Why Should I Care? @MattRogish matt.rogish@gmail.com

  2. About Me • Programmer (Ruby on Rails), DBA, CTO •

    Consultant • Founder • CTO RailsMachine.com / ReactiveOps
  3. Do I Need Ops?

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  5. YES

  6. YES*

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  11. How Not To Do It

  12. Traditional Dev Handoff

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  15. The New Dev Operator?

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  17. pg_dump: SQL command failed pg_dump: Error message from server: ERROR:

    canceling statement due to conflict with recovery DETAIL: User query might have needed to see row versions that must be removed. FATAL: database system identifier differs between the primary and standby FATAL: the database system is starting up
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  19. So What is DevOps?

  20. The Ops Trinity Availability Performance Security Happy App Users

  21. Matt Rogish “DevOps is a philosophical and cultural movement to

    transform Ops from a Cost Center to a Profit Center, acting as a force-multiplier for Product Development.”
  22. What Does This Mean?

  23. The New Ops Role • Provide tools and support to

    developers • Ops Trinity Evangelists • Infrastructure Experts
  24. Tools and Support • Graphing, Logging, Display • Continuous Integration

 Deployment • Feature Flags, Reporting • Automation
  25. Ops Trinity Evangelists • Availability • Performance • Security

  26. Infrastructure Experts • DBAs • System Automation • Network Admins

    • Platform Admins
  27. How to DevOp?

  28. Who is your 007?

  29. Starting Out • Create slack time for important improvement projects

    • Keep batch sizes small and the planning horizon short (e.g., weeks, not months) • Keep prioritizing higher “the system of work” over “doing work” • Need Redundancy to Avoid Burnout
  30. Stuff to do while small • Lean All The Things

    • Automation in the Small • Make Informed Tradeoffs
  31. While growing • Increase Test Confidence • Automate All The

    Things • Continuous Product
  32. At Scale • Dedicated Ops Teams 
 or Outsource •

    Flexible Infrastructure • Lean UX, Lean DevOps 
 -> Lean Product
  33. Tools of the Trade

  34. Graphing, Stats • statsd, graphite • elasticsearch, logstash, kibana

  35. Cloud Automation • terraform, packer • puppet, chef • ansible,

  36. Cloud Infrastructure • Xen • OpenStack/CloudStack • Docker, CoreOS

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  38. How to DevOp? @MattRogish matt.rogish@gmail.com