Derek Campbell

Octopus Runbooks: Putting the Ops in DevOps

People have used Octopus Deploy for some form of Ops Processes for the past 5-6 years, and most DevOps tools don't have a built-in process for ops tasks. So, you end up using a workaround, and this is where Octopus Runbooks comes to the rescue!

Runbooks for Octopus Deploy help your Operations team automate any recurring tasks, including routine maintenance tasks, provisioning temporary test environments, and SQL maintenance. Octopus Runbooks is also perfect for executing emergency tasks such as failing over to a Disaster Recovery environment or restarting a set of applications in a set order.

In this session, Derek will discuss the many benefits of Runbooks for Octopus, as well as taking you through real-life world demos and configuring and running a Runbook from scratch!


Derek Campbell

Octopus Deploy - Continuous Delivery Architect

Derek has worked across the world in London, Melbourne, Singapore and now from home in Glasgow, Scotland, for Octopus Deploy as a CI/CD Architect in the Customer Success team. Derek works with and helps Octopus Deploy’s biggest clients with their CI/CD pipeline and helps enable their success with Octopus Deploy.

Derek’s passion is in automating ‘all of the things’. Professionally and personally he spends a lot of time automating home, personal and professional projects. Derek has been working in the DevOps and automation world for about 6 years using a mixture of different products deploying to On-Premise, AWS and Azure.

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