I`d compare backups with meditation on human body. You don’t actually see the benefits, but in long term backups keep you healthy. Because they verify your infrastructure have reserve sources. Meditation helps to overcome the hardest moments of your life throwing out dirty thoughts. The clear backup similarly helps engineer to go through some kind of disasters. Even disasters we couldn’t guess before it was happened.
Going on with my “operations revelations”, I’d like to describe my cloud experience. Project where I’m working now has all services and hardware on the Amazon cloud. It would be strange if it wouldn’t, because there is a definitely big trend to host applications in AWS.
I’ve never seen and thought how Amazon work. So, there must be some fun for me.
One of miscellaneous DevOps basics – processes automation. The less you will concentrate on trivial tasks, the more successful your product will be done. And development drudgery turns into one more canvas for creativity? If it’s not perfect, what is?