Twas the night before DevOps, when all through the Cloud
Not a thing was automated, the Dev team not very proud;
The servers were racked in the data center with care,
In hopes that more ephemerality would soon be there;

“We’ll hire a DevOps Engineer!”, I exclaimed with delight
For having one person to fix things, would be a great seen sight;
Away to team standup I flew like a flash
For this one gal with Ansible will fix things in a dash.

The office lights on the breast of free startup cold brew
Which tasks in the backlog will today be chewed through?
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and forty-two tiny reindeer,

With answers to everything, and great reviews on Yelp
I knew in a moment our way had come help.
In unison they advised, seemingly but from a gist,
“A DevOps Engineer? But that simply does not exist!”

With the answers to life, so powerful and true,
I knew in a moment we had found our $foo.
The variable we’d missed to cause us such angst,
Soon gave me to know I’d be full of thanks.

The real meaning of DevOps, there are actually a few,
Treat infrastructure as code, this should be nothing new.
But culture is even more important, you see,
We’re happy to chat about it some time over coffee…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE BITLANCER TEAM!