Watch Damon Edwards' DevOpsCon session

Operations: the last Mile for DevOps

JAXenter Editorial Team

Some DevOps transformations flourish, but many others are stalling. Why is that? What can be done to give DevOps transformations the push they need? This talk from Damon Edwards, co-founder of Rundeck Inc., will make the case that Operations is the most predictable differentiator.

So much of the energy in DevOps has been about activities that start in Dev and move towards Ops — continuous delivery, deployment pipelines, automated testing, and of course, the unofficial mantra of “deploy, deploy, deploy.“ However, when it comes to Operations, too many DevOps transformations maintain the status quo and leave questionable Operations practices in place.

This talk will first examine the trouble with the various siloed, ticket-driven, low trust, and centralized practices that have been accepted in Operations for far too long. Then we will look at the specific techniques used by high-performing Operations organizations who are fundamentally transforming how they operate.


devopsDamon Edwards is a Co-Founder of Rundeck Inc., the makers of Rundeck, the popular open source runbook automation. Damon has spent the past 19 years working with both the technology and business ends of IT Operations and is noted for being a leader in porting cutting-edge DevOps techniques to large-scale enterprise organizations. Damon is a frequent conference speaker and writer who focuses on DevOps, SRE, and Operations improvement topics.

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