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Interview with Justin Vaughan-Brown | DevOpsCon 2017

DevOps adoption essentials: Make sure you’re measuring the right things!

JAX Editorial Team
DevOps

Justin Vaughan-Brown

What should DevOps adopters measure and how can they track multiple metrics as environments become exponentially more complex? JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc caught up with Justin Vaughan-Brown of AppDynamics to talk about ways to create a blame-free DevOps culture with next-generation monitoring.

“The biggest cost of DevOps adoption is patience”

“It’s not the database”, “It’s not the network”, “It’s not the servers”. These comments will be familiar to many DevOps adopters. Microservices, containers, and cloud are just a few factors making it harder to understand how where root causes of issues lie – increasing the chances of War Rooms and “mean time to innocence” appearing.

Measurement, the “M” in the CALMS model, has always been a key pillar of DevOps. But what should DevOps adopters measure and how can they track multiple metrics as environments become exponentially more complex? How can they accurately identify where the bottlenecks exist and avoid finger pointing?

We caught up with Justin Vaughan-Brown of AppDynamics to talk about ways to create a blame-free DevOps culture with next-generation monitoring and more.

SEE ALSO: What happens when you blame a developer for a problem?

Justin Vaughan-Brown is a regular content contributor on the digital transformation, DevOps and CIO agenda topics, is the author of three strategy papers, and has presented at several Gartner Symposiums and other major conferences worldwide.
He is the Director of Product Marketing at AppDynamics. His previous roles include those of Global Digital Transformation Lead and Senior DevOps Market Strategist. He has over 20 years of technology marketing experience with Software AG, Microsoft, BusinessObjects, and SAS, amongst others. He also held senior European marketing roles with data integration, security, and high-performance database vendors.

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