Get more done with Devops!

2019-06-06T22:46:13+00:00November 6th, 2018|Tags: , , |

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 [...]