DevOps White Paper – DevOps is the missing piece for businesses that demand change Abstract: If you are involved with development projects, managing releases, or maintaining operations, you can leverage the knowledge of DevOps. Are you a developer trying keep up with business demand for innovative solutions and development? Are you in IT Operations? Do you struggle to deal with the technical backlog of fixes, but not enough to get out of firefighting mode. These are real-life problems that DevOps addresses. CIOs are also aware that there is a significant skill gap in DevOps professionals. This whitepaper will explain what DevOps really is and how it can help IT deliver business value. It will also position IT to meet business demand for change. Sample What is DevOps, and how can it help your business? DevOps was founded by like-minded individuals in 2009 with the first DevOps Days conference in Ghent, Belgium. There was a groundswell of interest and many vendors began to come on the market with DevOps-enabling technology such as Puppet and Jenkins. Many IT professionals started to notice the early DevOps adopters like Netflix and Etsy after Gartner recognized them in 2011. They also launched their products in the DevOps space. DevOps Days are held worldwide and formal certification programs exist to support the new skillsets needed to support an organisation through a DevOps adopt initiative. There are many definitions of DevOps, due to the fact that DevOps is a grassroots movement. There is no standard or established body of knowledge for DevOps today. However, there are many good examples of DevOps principles being used to improve IT workflow and quickly deploy well-tested features to the production environment. DevOps Growth using Lean, Agile, Scrum and IT Service Management. DevOps builds upon the IT best practices of Lean and Agile Scrum and IT Service Management. It adds the “missing” layer to connect the service lifecycle workflow across Development and IT Operations while leveraging the most recent in automation technology. DevOps is a term that has many definitions. There is no set of rules or guidelines. DevOps can be described as a philosophy that bridges the gap between IT Operations and Development by fostering collaboration and communication. DevOps uses automation wherever possible to ensure timely and frequent releases quality software to meet business demands. The DevOps approach to culture is based on a “fail fast / fail often and learn” mindset. This means creating a trust-based, blameless environment in IT. It also emphasizes continuous learning and proactive management to avoid delivery problems. Download

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