After discovering the Cattle vs Pets and 12factor apps DevOps memes which now will help me a lot with communication, I ask myself what are other known memes in the DevOps culture?

Side note: best is to establish fact why a meme is a meme e.g. more than 10K Google query results?

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    This is an interesting question, but long lists of answers don't really work well on Stack Exchange sites. The question might be better if you narrow the criteria a little bit (see this post for the reasons behind lists being discouraged)
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 15:19

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Useful memes:

There are some horrible memes pushed by vendors worth mentioning.

WARNING: Bad memes to use for explaining DevOps (traps for young players) -

  • thanks for the 'bad' memes Evgeny, would you share links to preferrably mostly objective and unbiased assessments why these are misleading?
    – Ta Mu
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 11:11
  • Since these are memes, they are hugely popular and discusses all over the place. Every Google search for these would bring out a hefty amount of both criticism and vendor pushing. It is quite easy to distinguish, anything that is not written by the vendor - for these memes would be criticism (not praise). Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 11:12
  • partly agree, but, Gartner in that particular case is not a vendor? Neither actually Accenture/Kim. "Vendor meme" sounds to me sth to promote specific offer bound to company's IP. Still, there can be misleading memes for sure which I'd rather qualify as "myths".
    – Ta Mu
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 11:16
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    I tried my best. But Gartner IS a vendor in my book, when it tries to explain DevOps using their own made-up ideas. As the saying goes - "Everyone who is trying to define DevOps in a couple of words is trying to sell you something". Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 11:46
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    – Ta Mu
    Commented Nov 27, 2017 at 12:51

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