10 devops tips for IT pros: Incorporate devops thinking into your current role
Being in an established IT profession shouldn't stop you from starting a career in devops, or at least incorporating it into your working life.
"If you're already an IT professional, I think it doesn't necessarily have to be a giant career change like 'I'm no longer going to be this part of IT'. I think it's something you can get into more and more because devops allows so many different aspects of IT to go smoother," says open-source and devops expert at CBT Nuggets, Shawn Powers.
"If you're a programmer, it means that you can more easily deploy applications. If you're a system administrator, maybe you can manage configuration files easier. I think if you're trying to get into devops and you're already an IT professional, the thing to do is to start using devops. It can be in whatever position you're in. You can probably find a way to take advantage of devops in your job."