What is DevOps?

What is DevOps?

[dev-äps] noun – Enterprise capability for continuous software delivery that enables clients to seize market opportunities and reduce time to customer feedback

Increasing demand for Cloud, Mobile and Social applications and services is putting relentless pressures on organizations to release applications and services even faster and at higher quality. Teams working across functional silos, as well as diverse platforms struggle to develop, build, release and manage changes in an efficient manner. DevOps extends lean and agile principles across the broader lifecycle and across the enterprise, reducing waste, duplication and friction so more focus can be put on effective and efficient innovation.

CIO, IT, Operations Executives: Need to improve response time in delivering innovative apps to existing/new customers. Need to reduce maintenance and operations costs. Need to drive organization to become more lean and agile to deliver cross-platform capabilities. Need visibility into how teams are performing to identify opportunities to increase productivity.

Application Dev, IT/Ops, Project Managers: Need to increase automation across the entire application development process (source code, build, test). Need to standardize the development platform (distributed and mainframe) to reduce costs and increase team efficiencies. Need to implement infrastructure changes faster and at lower cost.

Goal: Get ideas into market/production fast, get people to use it, get feedback to learn and respond to customer needs!