The difference between operations and system administration

March 6, 2008

Here is a thought that just crystallized for me:

In operations, crud rains down out of the sky and the sysadmins have to make it go and keep it going.

In system administration, at least you get to design and build the crud yourself.

(Corollaries about things you inherit from a previous sysadmin when you move into an existing environment are left as an exercise for the reader.)

Written on 06 March 2008.
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