Rael Winters

Director - Scale-up

Rael leads DevOpsGroup’s Scale-up Division, focussed entirely on the needs of high-growth tech-centric businesses. He is passionate about technology and its potential to improve the lives of people.

3Young Children

7Yotam Ottolenghi cookbooks owned

23,977.1km logged on Strava

About Rael

Since joining in November 2017, Rael has overseen the increased prominence of cloud capabilities in the DevOpsGroup portfolio. Rael hopes to take this to new levels in the coming years.

Having spent his career working exclusively for technology service providers, Rael has also witnessed too much done wrong by the industry. At DevOpsGroup, he’s determined to seize the opportunity to put things right.

Rael has an obsession for simplifying the complex. He was the inspiration (although not the artistic talent) behind DevOpsGroup’s now infamous cloud migration diagram (original sketch here, for posterity).

Outside of work, Rael would happily spend all his waking hours on a bicycle. However, he finds having three young children is quite a distraction from this. On the rare occasions he’s allowed to read fiction, instead of business management theory, he particularly enjoys fantasy and sci-fi. Although still hasn’t watched a full episode of Game of Thrones.

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What is your favourite food?

No such thing; there’s far too much great food in the world. But Yotam Ottolenghi is my most influential chef, for both his books and restaurants.

What one book should everyone read?

As the book that defines a genre like no other… Lord of the Rings. Closely followed, of course, by The Phoenix Project.

What is the best thing about working at DevOpsGroup?

Living so close to the future.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Time travel

Read posts by Rael

Simplifying your options for Cloud Migration

Undergoing a cloud transformation? We’ve come up with three approaches to cloud migration, in this blog, simplifying your options.

Is technical debt strangling your scale-up? Here’s how to loosen its grip.

Technical debt is a necessary evil. It’s the way you handle it that counts. Understanding how your infrastructure compares to current best practice is essential.

Cloud migration: 5 common traps & how to avoid them

How to avoid five of the most common factors that can undermine cloud migration success.