Bet365 creates DevOps team to improve site reliability

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bet365 has announced the creation of a new department that will introduce DevOps practices into the business.

The DevOps function combines several operational teams who will collaborate in identifying new principles, technologies and ways of working that can drive operational automation, increase monitoring sophistication and enhance deployment pipelines.

We want to give Operations the tooling, dashboards and automation needed to increase the value it offers the business. This will involve breaking out of the team and technology silos that can otherwise hinder how the end-to-end system is understood and managed. We will build a view of how all parts of the system work together and progress engineering principles that make monitoring, reporting and self-diagnostics/healing more achievable,” said Steven Briggs, Hillside Technology’s newly appointed head of DevOps.

“We’ve always ensured that our Development teams don’t design software in blissful ignorance of operational concerns,“Ensuring the live system is fit for purpose has always been a shared responsibility. Many of the issues that DevOps attempts to resolve aren’t an issue for us. For us, the incorporation of DevOps practices will help progress automation, establish sophisticated monitoring and optimise release processes.”