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How A Sysadmin Becomes A Developer

Organization: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

March 9, 2017


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This is the Organization report in The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook For 2018.

Why Read This Report

Given a world where infrastructure is increasingly software-based (including containers, composable infrastructure, and more), systems administrators (sysadmins) must quickly acquire skill sets common among Agile and development and operations (DevOps) professionals. While some infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have started this journey, many have not. This report offers guidance to admins who are learning to build infrastructure-as-code (IaC) as developers. It also examines what developers can learn from tried-and-tested sysadmin principles.

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Table of Contents

  • Systems Administrators Must Become Developers To Stay Relevant
  • Developers Are Driving Agile And DevOps For Velocity And Agility
  • Agile And DevOps Processes Remove Barriers To Accelerate Velocity
  • Developers Can Learn Dependability And Security From Admins
  • What It Means

  • If You Create, You Develop — We're All Developers Now
  • Supplemental Material
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