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Dawn van Hoegaerden

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Automation and software-defined IT can bridge server skills gap
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Rundeck at DevOps Events in Singapore 25-26 July
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This Wednesday, 26 July, Rundeck will be featured at a "mega-meetup" that is the combination of several local Singapore meetups. This meetup is being help in conjunction with the RSA conference being held at the Marina Bay Sands conference center.

Rundeck's Damon Edwards will also be speaking during RSA at DevOps.com's DevSecOps mini-conference on Tuesday July 25.  

The following are the details and how to get free admission to both events:

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Watch Rundeck co-founder Damon Edwards on #theCube at Cisco DevNet Create
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Cisco hosted its inaugural Dev Net Create conference in San Francisco last week. SiliconANGLE's The Cube talked to Damon about the existential crisis in ops.  Can the democratization of ops relieve the squeeze generated by distributed applications and disparate systems?

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Self-Service Operations: Better, Faster, Cheaper? Damon Edwards InfoQ Interview
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In preparation for the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, InfoQ sat down with Damon Edwards, co-founder at Rundeck, Inc, and discussed the benefits and implementation of "Self-Service Operations".

Key Takeaways

  • With "Self-Service Operations", developers and operators define operational procedures that can be provided "as a service" across an organisation.
  • At first glance, the Self-Service Operations design pattern appears basic: operations tasks are made available to others as automated buttons or APIs. However, Self-Service Operations is actually a fundamental shift in how you think about automated procedures.
  • With Self-Service Operations, companies are dividing up the essential components of automation and shifting them to areas of the organization where labor capacity is best utilized and the organization can be the most agile.
  • The ROI benefits of Self-Service Operations include: decrease in interrupts due to problematic or incorrect handoffs, decrease in time to market, and increase in organizational capacity.
  • Although technical competence is vital, ultimately what really makes the difference between success and failure with Self-Service Operations and DevOps is always going to be the organizational change.
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