Kris Buytaert

Talk Abstract

Title: Devops is a Reorg


Breaking down the silos between development and operations is the starting point for devops adoption, but is this sufficient ? For a number of organisations adopting devops really is a full reorganisation with a lot of team members getting new roles. This talk will guide you trough a number of these changes. What roles dissapear, what skills remain, but in a different role? This talk is based on real changes in actual large organisations. It will cover merging teams, relocating teams, changing the management of a team, the new role of architects, and much more.


Kris Buytaert

Kris Buytaert

Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He’s one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits.

He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles.

He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability, Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the devops idea !

His blog titled “Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem” can be found at