Overheard: Word of the Day

Jun 12 2012   2:20PM GMT

NoOps – the end of the operations team as we know it today

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“The developers used to spend hours a week in meetings with Ops discussing what they needed, figuring out capacity forecasts and writing tickets to request changes for the datacenter. Now they spend seconds doing it themselves in the cloud.” — Adrian Cockcroft

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is NoOps.  NoOps is one of those buzzwords that gets people’s blood boiling.  It implies the end of the operations team as we know it today.  But be careful, because the key takeaway in that sentence is “as we know it today.”

IT is becoming a utility that we purchase from a third-party provider. And just as you won’t find a generator for electricity and a team to support it on your next visit to Company XYZ, you’re not going to find a fully-staffed operations team there ten years from now.

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