At Vitals we have been trying to up our DevOps culture and resources. We have started to scale our Healthplan solutions and it presents some infrastructure challenges.
As a team we recently attended a talk on Beautiful Builds by Roy Osherove. Good stuff. Automation, visibility and how to handle dependancies. Hint, its all about the automation. I found this overview from Oreilly a bit help as weel: http://radar.oreilly.com/2014/11/introducing-a-field-guide-to-the-distributed-development-stack.html … I love all the automation but customer comfort is the challenge.
This is CLEARLY how we need to go but the biggest challenge will be getting our Healthplan Customers to accept many aspects of it.
Like many changes the culture change is harder than the technological one.