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Devops – Art? Science? Hype? Talking about these things can be quite conceptual in many cases. How we integrate the Devops concept into the architecture of a company can quite literally be a blend of arts, discipline and the science of technology. Where that line is drawn is really variable and it depends on a number of factors. At the intersection of Development and Operations is a genetically embedded business agenda that begins with some issue, followed by a root cause analysis, and the production of an answer or solution. The solutions that have come to meet this have formed into this DevOps movement. Through this automated and focused approach, process versus technology and the balance of those elements can cover the spectrum and eventually answers to the end state, ideally factoring in an organization’s agility, capabilities, and ongoing goals. Getting to that state can be by necessity or by design, but in doing so, effectiveness can be accentuated throughout to ensure the best results.
The Wikibon community prides itself on its research. Our community’s primary goal has been in helping technology professionals solve business problems through a sharing of IT advisory knowledge. We do this through regular Peer Incites, case studies, and community research.
I’m getting pumped up for next week’s Wikibon Peer Incite (Tues 3/23 @ 12 noon EST). One of our guests is Omer Perra. Omer used to be the CIO of Aetna International and Joseph E Seagram. He, David Floyer and I have been doing some research these past few months with CIO’s, application heads and infrastructure leaders. We conducted some pretty in-depth interviews with these constituents along with Exchange and Oracle practitioners.
We had three goals:
- To understand how these constituents were making infrastructure decisions (i.e. what are the business drivers and objectives they are trying to meet).