How to Stay Relevant in the DevOps Era: A SysAdmin's Survival Guide
The merging of development and operations to speed product delivery, or DevOps, is all about agility, automation and information sharing. In DevOps, servers are often treated like cattle”that can be easily replaced, rather than individual pets”to be nurtured.
System administrators that built their careers configuring and troubleshooting individual servers still have a role to play in this new world. But they must learn to apply their skills to entire IT infrastructures described and managed by code. They must learn to manage cloud services and use automated deployment tools and code repositories—and to share their expertise with others.
A system administrator's debugging skills still matter in DevOps, says Nathen Harvey, vice president of community development at Chef.
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