By Jared Ruckle, Senior Product Manager. Find Jared on Twitter
There’s no shortage of DevOps experts these days. These luminaries are everywhere - blogs, social media, trade shows, you name it. Most agree that DevOps best practices fall into three categories: People, Process, and Tools.
You can read all about those in this space, and elsewhere. But once you look past the slideware, the conferences, and the consultants – one question lingers.
What does DevOps look like in a workplace?
How do the principles of collaboration, instant feedback, cross-functional teams, and shared objectives actually come together in a physical office?
As we designed our new CenturyLink Cloud Development Center in Bellevue, a few delegates from the CenturyLink Cloud team had the opportunity to create the perfect environment for DevOps. And, to do it from scratch, with few restrictions. After all, this Center was one of the major components underpinning CenturyLink’s acquisition of Tier 3 nearly a year ago.
So what are some of the results?
Team rooms, organized by function. The majority of our space is dedicated to “team rooms” – large, open rooms where employees are grouped by workstream (platform team, application services team, service engineering, etc.). As we build new features and push them to production, all the people you need to interact with...