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DevOps: Stop Talking and Start Doing

If you are like me, you are probably tired of the endless articles talking about DevOps. Each day, you are guaranteed to see an onslaught of articles on the following topics:

  • What Is DevOps?
  • DevOps Is a Culture Change
  • DevOps Requires Empathy
  • DevOps Unicorns, or All Unicorns Started Out as Horses
  • Buy My DevOps Tools (from many vendors)
  • The Wall between Dev and Ops.

Enough, already. We get the point. Can we shift the conversation from talking about DevOps to sharing lessons learned about trying to implement DevOps? Let me start.

Over the past several months, I have had numerous conversations with a variety of Fortune 500 companies about how to embrace DevOps. Most enterprises understand why DevOps is important but struggle to figure out how to get started and how to make progress. In fact, some of the large enterprises that are touted as the poster children for DevOps are really only in the early phases of adoption and have a lot of room for improvement. The important thing is that they stopped talking about DevOps and started doing something about it.

Check out my latest post at The Virtualization Practice where I share four  lessons learned from some major Fortune 500 companies from their early DevOps initiatives.

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Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.

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