Rundeck co-founder Damon Edwards outlines the need for Ops in today's complex enterprise technology environments in EnterpriseTech.
There was a time when developers needed convincing that they should care about operational concerns. Since then, much of the effort of DevOps movement has gone toward getting developers to solve key operational problems — especially deployment — earlier in the lifecycle.
Now the pendulum is swinging back. There is a growing segment of developers who think operations is a thing of the past. They proclaim that today’s developments in cloud native and serverless computing make operations a relic of the past.
The tooling, the tasks, the organizational boundaries, and even the name “operations,” may be changing. However, these assertions about the demise of operations as a distinct craft and professional role are unrealistic and somewhat naive.