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DevOps Confessions from Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, and Capital One

True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it?

During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry.  Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation.  

Choke Point or Checkpoint.  Eddie Webb, Director of Software Delivery Platforms at Liberty Mutual, also shared his organization’s journey into DevOps.  Eddie described how they evolved their organization, tool chain, and processes to go from 20% of builds being deployed to 60% over the past 18 months.  He described how they documented their value delivery chain and identified all of their choke points in the continuous delivery process that would need to be automated in order to achieve their new velocity and quality targets.

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Run the Gauntlet.  The All Day DevOps conference recorded over 57 practitioner led sessions (30-minutes each) like those from Barry and Eddie.  Every session is now posted online and is free to watch.  The conference itself had three tracks: CI/CD, Automated Security, and Modern Infrastructure, including sessions like:

  • Application Secret Management with KMS – Andrey Utis of Capital One
  • Getting out of the Job Jungle with Jenkins – Damien Coraboeuf of Clear2Pay
  • Serverful Computing - Taking One for the Team - Paul Czarkowski of Blue Box Group

One of the best ways to learn about DevOps is to hear from the experiences of others who have run the gauntlet.  Take 30 minutes this morning, at lunch, or at home this evening to watch your first online session with All Day DevOps on-demand.

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Written by Derek Weeks

Derek serves as vice president and DevOps advocate at Sonatype and is the co-founder of All Day DevOps -- an online community of 65,000 IT professionals.