Steve Thair (DevOpsGuys)

Steve Thair (DevOpsGuys)

Steve loves website operations. He’s pretty much done every job from pulling thin-ethernet cabling through floor spaces, racking servers, deploying websites, killer load testing through to managing high-performing WebOps teams for major UK online brands. He’s a regular speaker at conferences on web performance and load testing and a general #WebPerf fanatic. Originally from Perth, Australia he’s lived in the UK since 1999 and yes, he does still miss the weather! He co-founded DevOpsGuys with James (@TheDevMgr) in 2013 to "Operations-as-a-Service" to online organisations.



Engineering

2016 – the year of Insourcing? #DevOps

A lot has been written recently about #DevOps and outsourcing. Some say it will kill outsourcing, others are not so sure. Our view at DevOpsGuys is that the truth is somewhere in the middle but that 2016 will definitely usher in a wave of strategic insourcing rooted in re-drawing the lines between what’s “inside” and […]




Engineering, Product

4 Reasons Why You Should Use APM When You Load Test Your Website

I wouldn’t do website load/performance testing any more without having an APM tool in place. Period. Full stop. End of story. I’ve been involved in website load testing for over 10 years, as a “end-user” when I was web operations manager for an online job board, as a team leader for a company providing cloud […]