If there is one buzzworthy word in the software development space today, it’s likely devops, the software development method that facilitates communication and collaboration between different parts of an organization (e.g. engineering, operations, marketing, etc.). As companies integrate previously disparate functions, enabled in part by the movement of data and related processes into the cloud, devops gains in popularity as both a strategy and a philosophy.
One of the primary benefits of moving to devops is that it produces a more responsive software development process. This in turn delivers faster time to market with lower failure rate of releases, which is obviously appealing to many organizations. Because of this, we’re asked time and time again by customers whether they should be making the transition to devops.