What is DevOps?

What is DevOps?

DevOps is best defined as a philosophy or ideology. Many of the underlying principles and language of the DevOps philosophy are grounded in a combination of agile software development plus Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma methodologies.

The common goal of DevOps is to remove friction, risk, and other constraints to enable faster, more successful application production rollouts, as often and as rapidly as the business requires.

Most companies that implement DevOps methods today still have a development team and an operations team in place. You can think of DevOps as the processes and individuals that build the bridges between these teams to improve the business and enhance the end-customer experience. Various tools and platforms facilitate the work of DevOps, but they do not define it.

Why DevOps?

Organizations that embrace DevOps might have all IT resources within a traditional data center, all resources in an offsite cloud, or distribute their resources in a hybrid environment.

The DevOps movement is not defined nor led by traditional IT software, hardware, or management vendors. In addition, there are currently no codified rules or manuals for DevOps, only generally accepted guidelines. With that said, adoption and implementation of DevOps vary greatly from one organization to the next.

The learnings of DevOps are primarily evangelized by a passionate grassroots community of IT practitioners, spread across a wide variety of IT disciplines. Most members of the DevOps community have active jobs within various organizations, and they share their learnings in numerous online and in-person forums and gatherings. Depending on the number and maturity of the practitioners in an organization, the benefits of a DevOps implementation can be significant, including:

  • Faster release of apps with automation of integrated build, test and deployment process
  • Increased developer and operational efficiency by managing your infrastructure as code
  • Improved customer experience with immediate feedback loops and continuous improvement

DevOps Solutions

Wherever you are in your DevOps journey, you can find a Hewlett Packard Enterprise solution that fits your needs. If you are just beginning your journey, you can attend an HPE Transformation Workshop to develop your roadmap. If you already have a roadmap, you can choose HPE DevOps software solutions that enable the automation you need for DevOps, as well as the simplified infrastructure that supports scalability.

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