Ops in #DevOps and #Azure – The why and what!

March 14, 2016

This is the first article in a series that I call, Ops in DevOps and Azure.

In this series I will provide my views of Operations and the ITpro role in DevOps.

ITpros have an advantage but also a challenge in the DevOps world. In an article on DevOps.com Peter Waterhouse wrote,

“After all they have years of experience supporting every new wave of technology – from Mainframes to Microservices. What must change, however, is how their expertise is developed and shared.
Why NoOps is a DevOps disaster waiting to happen.”

DevOps is, if you haven’t read or heard about it an efficient way of delivering and producing IT services to an organization. In the fast moving Cloud delivery model, a dynamic way of producing and managing IT services is necessary.

clip_image001In DevOps, traditional walls between delivery units are removed to enable interoperability. Each discipline (delivery unit) brings their experience and skills to the table for a complete set of knowledge. DevOps isn’t a technology, it’s a mindset that spans the entire organization and it isn’t limited to just Developers and Operations.

 

Yesterday I read a really interesting article by Matthew Hitchcock, Do I really need to pay for a design if I am using Azure?

This morning I read another article this time by Matthew Garrett, Remember, When You Wire Up Your Hotel With A Fancy Interface, Make Sure It’s Protected about Security in Hotel room gadgets.

Matthew Garrett ends his article with a quote “The sad thing is, this isn’t a surprising issue at all: as technology becomes easier and less expensive to purchase and install, there’s a considerable lapse in understanding at just how these systems work and how to secure them.”

Both articles point to the need of a complete knowledge set.

An organization has always an operations team, their own or someone else’s.

To learn more and get up to speed on DevOps head over to the Microsoft Virtual Academy and Channel 9. Below you find a couple of links to help you get started.

DevOps Fundamentals

https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/DevOps-Fundamentals

DevOps Dimension

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/DevOps-Dimension

Microsoft Virtual Academy

https://mva.microsoft.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=devops#!q=devops&lang=1033

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Find your DevOps sessions at TechEd Europe

September 16, 2014

DevOps is one of the most written-about terms in the world of agile development and continuous delivery. The lasted Countdown to TechEd Europe Show are focusing on the DevOps and the Spotlight feature of the schedule builder.

Check it out here aka.ms/tee14cd07

To learn more about DevOps don’t miss upcoming Jump Start Training on October 9, 2014.
Azure Resource Manager DevOps Jump Start

While you are waiting for that make sure you check out the Microsoft Virtual Academy Training

DevOps: An IT Pro Guide

and the DevObs Blog and the latest blogpost from Volker Will
CIO Guide – Eight Steps to Enterprise DevOps – Step 1

If you haven’t registered yet, why not use the DevOps trainings available in Barcelona to boost your arguments 🙂

You will find the registration page and some help convincing your boss and much more by visiting the TechEd Europe website.

If you have any questions or comments about TechEd Europe you can post them in the TechEd Europe Forum or use Twitter or Facebook and reach out to:

Twitter handles for the people behind the Countdown Show:

Until next time,

C’Ya all in the binary space that’s 4zure Ler