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The Devops Butterfly Effect

A single configuration error can have far flung impact across IT and the business

A single configuration error can have far flung impact across IT and the business

Chaos theory claims a butterfly flapping its wings in one area of the world can result in a hurricane elsewhere. The impact of devops – or the lack thereof – may not be as devastating, but it does have an impact in terms of time, money and risk.

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Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5’s entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. MacVittie has extensive programming experience as an application architect, as well as network and systems development and administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning Senior Technology Editor at Network Computing Magazine, where she conducted product research and evaluation focused on integration with application and network architectures, and authored articles on a variety of topics aimed at IT professionals. Her most recent area of focus included SOA-related products and architectures. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University.