Free Report: DevOps / ITOps Productivity Report 2013

Tools, Methodologies & People

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IT Ops vs. DevOps Compared

Yep, we're talking about DevOps. We made a report on why it's better. And yes, it IS better than what we've termed "traditional IT Ops". We have statistics on that, and we'll argue it all day. DevOps is better because it carries forward the same, proven methodologies that brought Agile into the limelight for software development. So why do we need to apply those concepts to operations? To that we have 3 bullet points:

  • Traditionally siloed team structures don't scale
  • Developers and Operations have opposing philosophies
  • Technology continues to evolve and the same old processes cannot handle newer paradigms

Together, Dev and Ops can focus on what's most important – the end user experience. They produce high quality software with high availability and a full understanding of each other's limitations that can be addressed well ahead of time. As a result, much of what is considered "operations" is written and packaged as code, both in and out of the app. This brings forth smarter apps and environments that can adapt to changes in user requirements faster. We have about 35 pages for you in the full report, but also wanted to let as many people see the real meat of the results as quickly as possible.