If you’re stuck with someone in an elevator and have only a few seconds to explain why introducing agile Methodolgies and DevOps is a good idea, these five goals might help you:
System Administrators are the true work horses behind our infrastructure. Whether metric or business driven, sysadmins enable companies to use IT as a weapon. Server administration includes procurement, installation and configuration, operation and maintenance as well as enabling failover and scaleability through timely backups and intelligent architecture.
A lot of Sysadmins and developers all over the world write, meet and talk about DevOps: How to collaborate better so we can deliver business value faster. The aim of DevOps is to get rid of the traditional way of thinking in silos inherent to development and operations. But how can You find out whether [...]
Downloading OpenSolaris packages from pkg.opensolaris.org is extremely slow, at least here in Germany. As we were planning to upgrade our OpenSolaris boxes from 2008.11 to 2009.06 during a downtime, we needed a significant speedup. Package Repository Mirrors Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to setup a mirror yourself. Just grab the 7.2 GB disk image of the [...]
Every workplace has one, and even if you contract it out, you still have to interact with a System Administrator to get important IT work done. If you’re introducing Agile methodologies at your company, you might have run into a brick wall of sorts back there in that corner room – the Ops guys. They [...]
Most of us have seen, or at least heard of, the Mel Gibson movie “What Women Want”. It certainly is a tantalizing idea – being able to read the thoughts of other people. Now being able to read your sysadmin’s mind may not be at the top of your wish list, but, I bet there [...]