What Is DevOps?

What Is DevOps? The million-dollar question, it is. Much like the trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” it seems like everyone is talking about DevOps. It has made waves in the technical community, bringing with it promises of increased development speed and business agility. And while we can’t really tell you what’s up with the melodramatic shots of Mark Hamill in the trailer (okay, we’ll stop it for now), we can confidently say that the benefits of DevOps are contingent on a business’ ability to both understand and implement certain concepts across the organization.

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A Sample DevOps Team: Roles and Responsibilities

It seems like everyone is talking about DevOps these days. And for good reason. When implemented correctly, DevOps solutions bring increased development speed and business agility. But what is this concept we speak of? For starters, there’s really no such thing as a DevOps team. While this portmanteau technically combines the words “development” and “operations,” the term has become as ambiguous as the ending of Blade Runner. (Is Deckard a replicant?! Oh, and as of this writing, I still haven’t seen Blade Runner 2049…so no spoilers, please.)

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Looking for Ruby on Rails DevOps Services? 5 Questions to Ask

Building and maintaining a complex infrastructure requires resources. So, what’s a startup to do? Expand its services. While some startups can bring on additional employees as needed, most lack the money and time it takes to afford such a luxury. Instead, these teams should consider the benefits of outsourcing their DevOps services.

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[Press Release] Engine Yard Guide Compares Hiring DevOps and Outsourcing

Ruby on Rails DevOps Experts' New E-Book Explores Pros and Cons of Bringing on Extra Help or Turning to a Trusted Vendor to Build Infrastructure

Austin, TX—September 21, 2017—Engine Yard, the leading provider of support services for Ruby on Rails applications, today announced it is publishing a guide to help companies decide if they should hire more developers or tap a vendor to further their Ruby on Rails infrastructure goals. The e-book, Should I Hire DevOps or Outsource to a Provider?, is available for free download at http://www.engineyard.com/should-i-hire-devops.

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Deepening DevOps with Math

DevOps is a young but fast evolving discipline.

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DevOps Gestalt: Monitoring and Managing Applications on Engine Yard with AppFirst

Engine Yard is happy to announce a new partnership with AppFirst, provider of DevOps and Application Monitoring solutions for web applications. This will allow us to bring the highest level of support, operations and long-term value to our customers. Through a beautiful yet simple dashboard customers will have access to a unified view of their infrastructure, applications and business metrics. The AppFirst platform gives our customers full-stack visibility and allows them to pinpoint problems quickly as well as plan optimizations. In addition, this partnership also gives customers a unified repository for all their server metrics. AppFirst is passionate about DevOps and Big Data and Engine Yard is proud to be partnering with a company that is just as passionate as we are in these areas. Customers can expect to see benefits in diagnosing system bottlenecks, improving business metrics, increasing application performance and decreasing support response times.

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Using Chef for DevOps Innovations

Note: Nathen Harvey recently won one of our first ever Engine Yard Innovator awards in the DevOps category. Here, he talks about what he’s been up to.

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