Building a Devops Team (Part One)

Another entry from the archives. I had the honour to work alongside and mentor Brian Henerey, for Sony Computer Entertainmenr Europe, in 2011. It was a fascinating time for us, deeply fulfilling and rewarding. This post is the first of two that Brian wrote in 2012, talking about the strategies…

Imaging vs Automation: A Perspective from 2010

From the archives, Bitfield Consulting's John Arundel discusses the merits of configuration management vs images. I find it fascinasting to reflect on how the way we approach application automation has changed. The drive towards containers is, in effect, the re-emergence of the golden image, only with pipelines, service discovery, and…

The First Ever Devopsdays

I've been reviewing old articles on Agile Sysadmin, as I dust it down and polish it up, ready for more writing. It's fascinating to see the things that have changed, the things that are still problems, and to get, can you believe it, 9 years of perspective on this thing…

Some Thoughts on Reading "The Phoenix Project"

Like a whole bunch of people, I expect, I've just finished reading The Phoenix Project, and I thought it was pretty good. Readable and engaging, and full of good ideas. If you haven't read it, the basic premise is that a middle-grade IT ops manager is unwillingly and abruptly catapulted…