Top Five DevOps and Ops Team Challenges for 2015

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How DevOps and Operations Can Get Relief

So while overcoming challenges is nothing new, DevOps and operations teams need to address the mounting pressure from the rapid rate of change before it turns into an uncontrollable pressure headache.

Relief Step #1: Collaborate

Discuss these issues in an open forum. It might seem to get a little tense at times, but it is well worth it. Collaboration opens the doors for all teams to learn from each other and suggest solutions – and yes, also to raise important red flags. Make it your mission to break the decision-making hierarchy and foster a flow of shared thoughts and ideas. The trick? Keep the ideas to specific discussions so they don't detract from normal work activities.

DevOps and operations teams are always focused on problem solving. They are not only under increasing pressure from tech-savvy, app-centric business users to collaboratively solve challenging business problems with IT, but also trying to keep up with a rapidly changing landscape of tools, technologies, processes and adoption. So, as we head into 2015, it is important to take stock of all the potential new challenges ahead … as well as some ways to get ahead of them.

IT infrastructure used to be a service published to the rest of the organization – all new requests were made to and executed by the operations team. However, the process is becoming more democratized and collaborative. And while that is certainly a good thing for business, it shifts the dynamic and responsibilities considerably.

Luckily, knowing what is coming will help DevOps and operations teams better prepare to overcome it. In this slideshow, operations expert Dr. Trevor Parsons of Logentries explores the five challenges teams need to address – from cultural changes and shifting ownership to hybrid environment complications. He also shares steps to take now to overcome future challenges and save some headaches along the way.


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