In this episode, Chris and I talk about the changing role of operations and systems administration.
Both Chris and I share the view that systems administration is evolving and that rounding out your systems knowledge with software engineering practices and skills will make you more valuable and enhance your career potential.
Chris and I got back together to talk about the basic concepts around High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR). (And, no, High Availability is not being on-call in Colorado!) We cover some of the terminology used in the space, as well as some basic concepts and misconceptions.
This show was produced through the generosity of Chef.
This was an awesome chance for Steve and I just to provide an update to where things stood. It is also the first episode where Chef started sponsoring. Looking forward to some time to do more of these.
There is a certain irony in the fact that it has taken us long to get this episode up. Sadly, the Ops part of both mine and Steve’s life got a bit more hectic than expected. So here it is, with special guest, Tom Limoncelli, the author of Time Management for Systems Administrators and a co-author of The Practice of System and Network Administration. It was great having Tom on the show and I hope we can have more episodes like this in the future.