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October 27, 2016 | by Shawn Lazarus
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The Seven Deadly Sins of DevOps

What to avoid when you start DevOps While there are many ways to do DevOps correctly, there are specific cardinal sins that will put you afoul of the Church of DevOps. In order to achieve excellence in DevOps, it is key for executives to avoid committing the cardinal sins of DevOps that are discussed below. … Continued

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October 27, 2016 | by Shawn Lazarus
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Netflix earnings, DevOps and profitability

DevOps as the road to profitability Netflix released a great earnings report earlier this week. According to the Wall Street Journal’s page one article on October 18th, “Netflix Inc. blew through its forecast for the subscriber additions in the September quarter…sending its shares soaring 20% in after-hours trading. … The better-than-expected performance came mainly in … Continued

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September 27, 2016 | by OnPage Corporation
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ChatOps – Secret to great incident management in DevOps teams of 20 or 2000

Chat your way to excellence DevOps is constantly trying to improve production through automation, collaboration and tools. ChatOps is often the paradigm which brings these tasks together into a single conversation. In ChatOps, “chat applications and tools for real-time communication and task execution [are distributed] among members of development and IT operations teams”. Yet often … Continued

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September 12, 2016 | by OnPage Corporation
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What you need to know about MTTR and why IT MaTTeRs

What all engineering teams should know about MTTR In the IT world, performance is everything. So when technology fails, your first thought is how to utilize incident management knowledge to repair the situation and minimize downtime. As both a manager and an engineer, you need to minimize your MTTR –Mean Time To Resolution- in order … Continued

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September 7, 2016 | by OnPage Corporation
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The secret to blameless post mortems

How your engineering teams can move past finger-pointing to effectively managing mistakes Sidney Dekker’s theory on ‘bad apples’ holds that complex systems think they would be fine if it were not for the erratic behavior of some unreliable people. According to this theory, when unexpected events are seen in an otherwise safe system, they are … Continued

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September 6, 2016 | by OnPage Corporation
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Feel the burnout

Eleven practical ways for DevOps engineers to better manage their work environment At OnPage, we know the importance of DevOps burnout and have explored in other formats such as our e-book and video. The seriousness of the issue is highlighted by the following components: Decreased employee happiness. Employees become less satisfied and content with their … Continued

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August 30, 2016 | by OnPage Corporation
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Bringing Dev and Ops together with on-call groups

Make Dev and Ops better together by building empathy with on-call groups Create Effective Schedules Much has been written on the tension that often exists between Dev and Ops teams in an organization. All too frequently, Devs are focused on rapid prototyping and creating code while Ops are focused on keeping the ship stable and making as few … Continued

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