You’ve heard the term, but what really is DevOps? Who is using it and why? And how can your organization implement DevOps and reap the benefits?

What is DevOps?

DevOps can be hard to define because it is a broad area of work. Essentially, DevOps combines software development (Dev) with information technology operations (Ops) through collaboration at all stages of the service lifecycle. What does this really mean for businesses though? We like this definition from Gartner:

DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture), and seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. DevOps implementations utilize technology — especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.

DevOps can be considered a cousin to Agile – where agile development involves collaboration in the development of a software product and DevOps extends that collaboration to the entire team delivering a service. DevOps relies heavily on automation and measurement for success, therefore DevOps tools are an extremely important component of the methodology.

Who Uses DevOps?

There is a lot of excitement around DevOps methodology, especially because when businesses use custom DevOps tools they can see a dramatic increase in collaboration and productivity. Many companies, from small startups to large enterprises, have embraced DevOps and the opportunity to streamline tasks.

According to Statista, nearly 75% of software developers worldwide have at least started adopting DevOps, with 30% practicing DevOps across all or most teams in the company.

It’s easy to see why so many organizations, especially at the enterprise level, have started to adopt DevOps. Across the board, teams are positively benefiting from adoption. Developers can work faster thanks to joint problem solving. Operations enjoys greater automation and, with that, fewer errors. Beyond these immediately impacted teams there is a positive effect as engineers, product managers, executives, and other departments see an improvement in collaboration, communication, agility, and performance. In many cases, DevOps tools can streamline processes for various departments by automating repetitive work as well as improving reporting capabilities.

Implementing DevOps

In today’s technology-driven world, successful businesses need to be efficient, innovative, and agile. Now you can work smarter instead of harder! DevOps gives your organization a custom framework that will transform your systems into a cohesive solution, improving every aspect of your operations. As your technology partner, ImagIT can implement your custom DevOps tools, adapting for your environment and goals to ensure a unified approach to business objectives.

Integration & Automation

We implement various types of integration and automation processes between systems to improve quality and efficiency while reducing cost.

  • Business to Business Systems
  • Inter & Intra System Integration
  • Client & Vendor Scenarios
  • On Premise – Cloud

We work with numerous industry specific line of business applications and can provide triage, customization, or green field development services.

  • LOB applications (matter management, field services, point of sale etc.)
  • Paperless Office Systems
  • Workflow Enabled Systems (BPM, QMS etc.)
  • Bespoke Solutions

Improve your organization’s collaboration and productivity with DevOps implementation. Stop doubling your efforts and start getting more done!

ImagIT Solutions is a network engineering company that provides comprehensive IT services for channel partners, managed service providers and enterprise businesses with multiple locations. ImagIT was founded with the goal of providing comprehensive, IT services for multi-site organizations. Built on providing exceptional customer service with the most trusted technicians in the field, we continue to grow with our clients and expand internationally. Our team of 400 expert engineers and full PMO are ready to take on any type of networking engagement!  Whether its proactive support, an emergency call, long-term projects or ongoing break-fix services, ImagIT will deliver a solution that is customized to best fit your organization.