The Devops movement exploded onto the scene in the autumn of 2009, and has been gathering momentum and advocates ever since. We were there are the very beginning, and very happy to be a part of the family.

Articles on Devops

  1. Girls at Devopsdays (see what I did there?)

    Last year, Atalanta Systems sponsored the London Devopsdays conference, held at Mary Ward House in November. Atalanta CEO Helena Nelson-Smith reflects on her thoughts and experiences regarding some of the contentious issues around the under-representation of women in tech.


    Published on in Devops

  2. The Six Pillars of Monitoring

    Monitoring is a hot subject in the devops world at the moment. The 'Monitoring Sucks' conversation has spawned some interesting and creative discussions, and as web operations matures as a discipline, people are starting to look at how they can improve they way they monitor their systems. Stephen Nelson-Smith introduces an 8 part series outlining his perspective on what he calls the six pillars of monitoring.

    Start reading the series...

  3. Building a Devops team

    As Devops grows in popularity and more and more organisations and teams are beginning to think about how they can start to apply some of the ideas and principles the movement advocates, a question that is often asked is "How do I build a Devops team?". Brian Henerey, manager of operations engineering in the online technology group at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has succeeded, and in this article reveals how he did it.

    Read on to learn more about Brian's approach

  4. Kanban for Sysadmin

    Last night I popped into the Extreme Tuesday Club (XTC) for the first time in ages. I got into a conversation with Katherine Kirk from the BBC about Kanban, which made me realise I've been using Kanban for over 18 months. Back in 2009 I wrote an article on Kanban for Sysadmin which was published on the excellent Sysadvent calendar. Reading it back now, I still think it's highly relevant! Last night's conversation prompted me to republish it here.

    Find out more about Kanban for Sysadmins

  5. Today's EC2 / EBS Outage: Lessons learned

    Today Britain woke to the news that Amazon Web Services had suffered a major outage in its US East facility. This affected Heroku, Reddit, Foursquare, Quora and many more well-known internet services hosted on EC2. We look at the lessons we can learn from this very public failure.

    Lessons learned...

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  6. London DevOps Meetup

    You've heard about Devops - you've followed the hashtag, now meet the people! The first public London Devops drinks meetup is on Wednesday the 24th of January, 2010. Come along and meet us!

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  7. Devopsdays Day 1 (part one)

    Devopsdays is a day old. I can honestly say that it's been one of the most engaging and enriching conferences I've ever been to, and we're only half way through. In addition to excellent talks by Rachel Davies on non-fuctional requirements, Lindsay Holmwood on Cucumber-Nagios, and a thrilling new 'submarine project' on rethining monitoring for the cloud, and Teyo Tyree from Reductive Labs on Building Agile Infrastructures with Puppet, we had a super 'Open Spaces' session.

    Read more about what we learnt