Matt Heusser: The operations role isn’t going away in DevOps, but it is going to change — in some cases, dramatically.
When I was right out of college, I actually interviewed for computer operator jobs twice.
The first was an overnight shift at a hospital, starting at 10 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m.
Operators had to run backup jobs, type in the command from the command line, switch tapes when the tapes filled and stuff envelopes when there was nothing to do.
It wouldn’t be long until…