Habits of Highly Successful DevOps: IT Industry Experts Dish

For enterprises who have gone all-in on DevOps, or are planning to do so, a critical question remains, “How can I make sure my DevOps team succeeds?” I encountered this same question during my time at Amazon, Facebook and now at my own company, Hedvig. At these places, I found that embracing a philosophy based on learning and staying current with new techniques has been key to a successful DevOps organization.

Remember that the DevOps world is interconnected by many technologies, most having distributed systems at their core. If you’re not familiar with distributed systems algorithms and architectures, then you need to study up! Also, get out and meet people: It’s easy to get trapped in your office with looming production deadlines. But DevOps and distributed systems are such new disciplines that they often require collaboration and brainstorming to solve problems in new ways. 

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For enterprises who have gone all-in on DevOps, or are planning to do so, a critical question remains, “How can I make sure my DevOps team succeeds?” I encountered this same question during my time at Amazon, Facebook and now at my own company, Hedvig. At these places, I found that embracing a philosophy based on learning and staying current with new techniques has been key to a successful DevOps organization. Remember that the DevOps world is interconnected by many technologies, most having distributed systems at their core. If you’re not familiar with distributed systems algorithms and architectures, then you need to study up! Also, get out and meet people: It’s easy to get trapped in your office with looming production deadlines. But DevOps and distributed systems are such new disciplines that they often require collaboration and brainstorming to solve problems in new ways.