The Rise of New Operations


It has been 6 years since I wrote a blog post titled The Rise of Devops. Many things have changed during this time and I realized a re-evaluation could be interesting.

Today, in 2016, here is where I think we are.

1. Operations main focus is now scalability

In the past, our primary purpose in life was to build and babysit production. Today operations teams focus on scale. For some it could be traffic related (number of concurrent sessions, number of users, size of the dataset). For others it could be ability to move between states safely and at high pace (for example, fintech where high stakes make consumer web approaches to operations too risky).

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