I’ve long been an advocate of using rather than building when it comes to DevOps automation. The OpenSource model itself is all about shared technology birthed and maintained in community. A recent post by Sabice Arkenvirr, Automation & Operations Engineer at Quid and former consultant based out of San Francisco, sheds light on the pressure related to NIH – – Not Invented Here. Arkenvirr writes:
One of the biggest problems of NIH is the time suck for engineers. Instead of working on functionality that adds value to the business, they’re adding features to tools that solve standard problems such as deployment, continuous integration (CI), and configuration management.
This is one of the primary motivations for the MetroÆ team. We want to produce a toolset that allows you to focus on functionality that adds value to the business. We want to make Nuage Networks software lifecycle management a solved problem.
You can read the full text of Arkenvirr’s article, here: