DevOps: 5 Signs Enterprises Need to Unite the Dev and Ops Camps

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-12-25

DevOps methodology unites software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated and continuous process. While Dev focuses on innovation and speed, the mandate to Ops is about stability, control and predictability. DevOps is catching on among more agile IT groups and now, based on survey data from CA Technologies, DevOps is not only a way to produce better software faster but also to drive revenue. The relationship between Dev and Ops could often be characterized as a “church and state" situation, where each side often blames the other for shortcomings.  However, DevOps stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and IT pros. It is an Agile-related practice that is a response to the interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help organizations rapidly produce software products and services, and benefits companies with frequent releases. Left to themselves, Dev and Ops struggle to talk to each other, much less collaborate. This eWEEK slide show, with perspective from CA, offers five signs enterprises may need to bring development and operations together with DevOps.


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