They hear:

  • Now we’re going to be paged for the sysadmins failing infrastructure.
  • No more sysadmins.  We’ve got to do server configuration.
  • Deploying to the cloud.
  • Only for web sites / web operations.

What they should be hearing:

  • Getting to know the operations staff.
  • Identifying features to support operations.
  • Making it easier to get changes into production

DevOps has become quite a loaded term, filled with strong feelings on a number of sides.   When you hear “DevOps”, take a breath read this post or this one or this one.

 Another great resource is the latest Arrested DevOps podcast about DevOps mythbusting.