Friday, August 24, 2012

A focus on making DevOps more open and connected

After serving the RESAAS vision and its team of high performance salespeople, visionaries, and software engineers for the past year -- I've made the decision to take on a different challenge that involves helping DevOps be more open and connected to their tools, teams, and solutions using social and big data as vehicles to achieve our grand vision. It's official -- I have left RESAAS and I'm determined to make things easier for DevOps as it continues to grow as an integral role in software engineering teams.

By reading Software Will Eat The World -- one can agree that software has the ability to disrupt a wide array of industries and markets. The great thing about this is with cloud computing, costs to ship an MVP have been reduced drastically. Furthermore, having production systems serving millions of customers have caused the "DevOps" role to emerge in Internet-based software companies.

DevOps can be defined as a hybrid of operations, quality assurance, as well as, development. With over 3+ billion users on the internet and different SaaS initiatives across the globe, it's becoming an increasingly hot role to play on a field where your online services must have an exceptional uptime record. But let's face it, anyone who has been in the role of a DevOp knows this -- it can be extremely stressful with the velocity of most software engineering teams shipping code to production over 20 times a day utilizing continuous deployment processes.

The faster a DevOp can react and resolve a situation with the right tools and right environment in place, the safer the business can feel about the user experience (do our customers trust our brand and reliability of our services if we're down?) and the health of their sales pipeline (can we as a business keep the foot on the gas pedal for customer acquisition?).
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