Every organization adopting DevOps has stories to tell to the world. Some of them turned out to be success stories, while others are more like lessons to learn. While it’s true that Etsy is one of such organizations that benefited a lot from their DevOps adoption, they also learned a few lessons from their mistakes during their journey. Today, we will be talking in brief about those lessons in detail. But first, let’s try to understand why Etsy first became interested in DevOps.
Why Did Etsy Adopt DevOps?
Back in 2005, Etsy’s engineering teams were siloed into developers, operations teams, and database admins. Although the team was relatively small — close to 35 employees — they faced many team collaboration challenges. This barrier was hindering Etsy’s progress as an organization.