Emphasis on flexibility elevates IT to strategic realm

IT Ops often writes about quantifiable technical returns-to-investment with clear business significance: improvement in uptime, lowered cost, better application responsiveness and so on. Many of the same engineering initiatives of systematic end-to-end performance management, devops acculturation and so on, pay off in less tangible but more strategic ways, though. Continue reading

DevOps and Metrics

As you probably know, “DevOps” is a methodology that attempts to narrow the divide between developers and operations. By definition, it does no good to speed up code delivery if operations is not equipped or eager to roll out changes at an increased velocity. DevOps proposes a release manager role and increased communications to bring the parties together. Continue reading