Implementing a DevOps culture and strategy

DevOps has been somewhat of a buzzword within the software development world for some time and as a process we fully embrace it. But what exactly is it? Why the hype? And should your organisation look to develop a DevOps culture?

What is DevOps?

According to Microsoft “DevOps in the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to your end users”.

DevOps is a movement away from running one off technical delivery projects. DevOps embraces a philosophy of continuous improvement that achieves the pinnacle of success through a culture of collaboration between development and operations. Through tighter collaboration developers gain intimate knowledge of organisations which in turn delivers value to those organisations through greater efficiency, faster innovation and the ability to problem solve critical issues much more quickly.

Why the hype?

The results speak for themselves. Organisations that embrace a DevOps culture deliver better solutions and products, faster! They are in a better position to respond to their marketplaces at speed. They can exploit opportunities, events and trends much more swiftly. In an age where the technical and digital landscapes are shifting and evolving so fast, the agility of your operation becomes a key determining factor for achieving long term success.

Should your organisation utilise DevOps?

We champion DevOps because it delivers. It isn’t just hype. DevOps is a process of continuous improvement, and learning. Critically, DevOps embraces systems thinking; that your organisation is a living, organic structure. It should not be static or rigid. DevOps enables you to be light of foot, to respond to change quickly, to move and improve faster and gives you a competitive edge that keeps you ahead.

Here are some compelling stats for why we believe in DevOps:

Traditional Ops are 41% more time consuming
DevOps spends 60% less time handling support cases
55% notice improved cooperation and collaboration

And that’s just for starters. Let us know what questions you have, and we can help in answering them.