Monthly DevOps News #1

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Monthly DevOps Track #1 – 14/07/2018

Some great posts this month on important topics, including the economics of serverless, management in organisations adopting devops, and the importance and risks of metrics and measurements.


News

1 -) An excellent, detailed analysis of the economics of serverless – looking at when EC2 pricing is more efficient than AWS Lambda. Lots of data and the assumptions made.

https://www.bbva.com/en/economics-of-serverless/

2 -) A post on the human scalability of devops. Lots of good points, although the arguments are based on a specific definition and a startup usecase. In my experience large organisations are better about the non-fungibility of engineers.

https://medium.com/@mattklein123/the-human-scalability-of-devops-e36c37d3db6a

3 -) Metrics and measurement are important parts of adopting devops but using the wrong metrics, or not evolving those metrics as your organisation evolves, can be problematic.

https://medium.com/@JonHall_/metrics-and-measurement-some-lessons-for-devops-from-itsm-c2a02e47a857

4 -) Some interesting, practical, observations around managing teams adopting devops practices. Devops tends to encourage multi-functional teams, but what management structures best support those functions working well together?

http://techalignment.com/managing-for-devops/

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