Practical DevOps Advice Interview with Gene Kim

Written by Rajat Bhargava on April 23, 2014

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Entrepreneur, researcher, and author, Gene Kim, took some time to sit down with Rajat Bhargava, CEO of JumpCloud®, to discuss different aspects of high-performing technology organizations he has been studying for over a decade and how DevOps methodologies have spurred unicorn businesses like Twitter, Amazon, and Netflix.

Takeaways From Gene Kim Interview With JumpCloud

Gene offers practical advice for people in organizations needing to implement DevOps methodologies. Gene offers valuable insights and anecdotal words of advice for companies striving to provide rapid code deployment, reliable and secure products. While we don’t want to spoil the video, we can share three takeaways and questions Gene gave us:

  • Is ops and info security checking in all production artifacts?
  • Is there an automated code deployment process that can create environments on demand and secure, stable code?
  • Is there a production checklist at the end of the process that can be embedded throughout unit tests, integration tests, dev, ops, and security?

Take Your First Steps Of DevOps Journey

We highly recommend you check out Gene’s book, The Phoenix Project. In addition, and as a first step in enacting DevOps in your organization, give JumpCloud a free trial. Our Directory-as-a-Service® platform makes it easy to manage and connect user identities to the IT resources they need, including systems, applications, and networks. Our functionality includes centralized user management, hosted LDAP, RADIUS-as-a-Service, device management, True Single Sign-On™ capabilities, multi-factor authentication, and more.

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