DevOps and Sysadmin: What’s the Difference?

DevOps engineers and systems administrators share a range of common tasks but there are also some fundamental differences that IT professionals and hiring managers should be aware of.

Employers should be wary of systems administrators who claim they can do anything a DevOps engineer can. While the two roles are similar, they are not identical.

In this article, we’ll aim to provide some clarity on the issue by highlighting the cause of confusion and the main points of distinction between the two roles.