Presentation: Tweet"A Leap from Agile to DevOps"
Track: DevOps/continuous delivery / Time: Monday 15:35 - 16:35 / Location: KeynoteRoom
"Be not afraid of DevOps: some are born DevOps, some achieve DevOps and some have DevOps thrust upon them"
Though TIM Group is a Software As Service company, for the majority of our history we've lacked something most SAS companies are born with: system administrators. We used a Managed Hosting provider with our in-house Ops team as a buffer between developers and production.
Over the past decade we've come very far in our development practices, successfully bootstrapping our experience along with our products. At this point we'd do well on most Agile purity tests. Our developers spent a lot of time improving our code, we've got an elaborate CI feedback infrastructure, but our production-side has not kept pace.
TIM Group decided on a break from the past, moving from Managed Hosting to a colocation facility, building a team of system administrators, and rethinking how we can consider our architecture, tools, and infrastructure as a unified platform. This quantum-leap happens Jan 2012. This talk will cover why we decided to make this change, successes and surprises, approaches and lessons learned.