Is DevOps Killing the Operations team?
On one hand, yes, you should worry.
My job is to make other people’s jobs unnecessary.
While I was working on Maven the goal was to automate and standardize all the build steps so there’s no more need to have a magician build master that is the only one that knows how to build the software. All Maven projects are built in the same way and there’s no need to do any manual step. That ended the build master job in many companies as they knew it. Those that were interested enough moved on to do more useful tasks, like setting up continuous integration servers, integrating new quality assurance tools, adding metrics,…
So, on the other hand, no, you shouldn’t worry as long as you want to explore new areas, because there’s still plenty to improve. Stop doing tedious manual tasks and focus on what’s really important.
You should just worry about the NOOPS guys
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