Defining “You Build It, You Run It”

Giving developers operational responsibilities has greatly enhanced the quality of the services, both from a customer and a technology point of view. The traditional model is that you take your software to the wall that separates development and operations, and throw it over and then forget about it. Not at Amazon. You build it, you run it. This brings developers into contact with the day-to-day operation of their software. It also brings them into day-to-day contact with the customer. This customer feedback loop is essential for improving the quality of the service.
– Werner Vogels

Source: Programming Amazon EC2

Justification Of The Choices Made

The Other Alternatives That Were Not Chosen

  • Google has a model of a centrilized operations team that seems to work for them

Further Reading