In the next decade, companies, whatever industry they live in, will have to relearn what it means to be a software company and what organizational, political, and technical challenges it poses. Only companies that can adapt to that transition will make it to the other side. Too many current businesses and their IT organizations are too ineffective for the challenges ahead and simply won't survive this transition.
The term ‘DevOps’ is being thrown around a lot in the IT industry at the moment, but what exactly does it mean and, more importantly, how can it help your enterprise?
As a combination of ‘developer’ and ‘operations,’ DevOps looks to bring these two different areas of digital business together to provide the perfect combination of innovation and user-focused processes during software development. Continuous deployment and continuous delivery are both important aspects of this and, when adopting DevOps, it is vitally important that businesses assess which one is right for them.
The noise about DevOps just keeps rising—which makes it hard to pick out the true melody here. Many technology decisionmakers get caught up in the industry buzz and, as they make their DevOps journey, get lured by some siren's song. Implementation teams are doomed by good intentions based on poor information. Heard that tune before?
The positive change that DevOps brings for enterprise IT is becoming more and more obvious. And yet DevOps success doesn’t come easily. When it comes to implementing a DevOps approach together with Continuous Delivery, the key to success is trust and visibility.