DevOps is increasingly seen as a key driver of efficiency, reducing time-to-market. The environments that developers rely on to build applications, like the development methodologies themselves, are becoming more agile. The open hybrid cloud is becoming the platform of choice for developers to leverage the “new production” process with service levels, high availability and response times being applied to improve time to market.
For some time now, the software deployment efficiencies delivered by DevOps have been understood and appreciated. The practice of embedding operational capabilities within development environments ha been around since the late ‘90s. Early in the trend, DevOps was a practice favored by start-ups lacking the resources of larger firms but requiring extreme agility to respond to the market. Today, the proven benefits of the practice are being seized by larger organizations looking to emulate the agility of smaller firms.