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DevOps for New Projects

Udo Seidel, Manager of Linux Strategy and Server Automation at Amadeus, an IT service provider for the travel industry, sees this in a similar way: "DevOps is a paradigm shift that historically evolved data centers like Amadeus cannot easily undertake. This requires rethinking and must be reflected in the structure of the organization and our whole process engineering. We start with the sections that include new lines of business. This means you can start something more like a greenfield site and have less historical ballast."

Introducing DevOps might not be quite as easy as some enthusiastic blog posts and conference papers suggest. However, the goals that the system can help you achieve are so attractive that it is worthwhile for many companies to at least try a pilot project. The references mentioned in this article are designed to help you.

Infos

  1. "10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr" by John Allspaw, Paul Hammond: http://velocityconf.com/velocity2009/public/schedule/detail/7641
  2. 2014 State of DevOps Report: http://puppetlabs.com/2014-devops-report
  3. "What Is DevOps" – Rackspace movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I94-tJlovg
  4. Jenkins: http://jenkins-ci.org
  5. Travis CI: https://travis-ci.org
  6. Chef: http://www.getchef.com
  7. Puppet: http://puppetlabs.com
  8. Walls, Mandi. Building a DevOps Culture : http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000000810
  9. Chaos Monkey: https://github.com/Netflix/SimianArmy/wiki/Chaos-Monkey
  10. Excerpt from The Phoenix Project : http://itrevolution.com/the-phoenix-project-excerpt/

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