IT Teams Thriving With DevOps

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-23-2014 Email

As part of the agile movement, the term "DevOps" emerged in 2009 as a quick, techno-hip way to combine the words "development" and "operations." Since then, the concept has gained momentum, to the point where a majority of organizations are either implementing DevOps or are planning to, according to a recent survey from Puppet Labs. The resulting "2014 State of DevOps Report" reveals that these companies foster a more open, trusting and interactive environment in general, and they deploy code far more successfully than they would without DevOps. "The best global organizations employ IT practices that enable agility and reliability, by breaking down silos and actively encouraging collaboration across boundaries," says Gene Kim, one of the report's contributors and author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win (IT Revolution Press). "They sustain a level of IT performance that hardly seems possible to the rest of the world. DevOps helps businesses win, enabling them to exceed profitability, market share and productivity goals." The report includes a comprehensive list of best practices, and we've included a handful of them here. An estimated 9,200 global IT and software development professionals participated in the research. For a copy of the report (registration required), click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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