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#DevOpsFriday5 with Marco van den Akker

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, May 29, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

It's the Ranger4 #DevOpsFriday5 series - to we will hear from Marco van den Akker. Take it away Marco!

1) How would you describe the relationship between DevOps, Agile and ITIL?

DevOps enables the Agile model to be more effective through making continuous integration and deployment possible through automation. DevOps automation scripts can be added to ITIL and shared across other parts of the organisation, especially using standardised script authoring using Chef.

2) Can you describe what DevOps looks like when it’s ‘done’?

Infrastructure integration in the development process or operational process then, drink lots of beers and become giddy.

3) What do you think are the key metrics for DevOps?

Percentage of automation vs manual procedures deployment setup reduction time reduction % cost reduction of infrastructure management

4) What attributes constitute a culture embracing DevOps?

Maturity of the organisation that understands the value of repeatable, managed and integrated technical and operational processes. Formal DevOps role is the mean to accomplish it.

5) Is Continuous Delivery the ultimate goal of DevOps? How do other ‘Continuouses’ (continuous deployment, testing, improvement etc) contribute in a DevOps transformation?

These are some of the deliverables of DevOps, the ultimate goal is the continuous improvement of the organisation infrastructure to effectively support technical and business processes and be ready for any disaster recovery.

Marco_van_der_Akker.jpegAbout Marco:

Marco van den Akker is Cloud Evangelist at Computenext, where he provides cloud computing expertise acting as rainmaker to reach out for new business partners and innovating markets.

As entrepreneur, Marco was involved in several cloud centralised companies, among the first to offer a self-service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform at 123Cloud.
With a clear sight on innovations, disruptive trends.
With a big bluff and courage and an open mind and out-of-the-box thinking he connects business models and innovation together.

As active communicator Marco is an expert commentator, contributor and writer for a variety of IT and business publications, writes about the future media, technology and cloud computing trends.

Marco is board member of the Cloud Security Alliance and always curious.

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