Everywhere I turn, I hear about how some product or service is geared towards DevOps. It feels like the “cloud washing” we all just went through. “Cloud washing” continues to cause problems as even today it remains difficult to understand how products and services really affect our ability to create and manage clouds and applications in the cloud. This “DevOps washing” is causing the same problems and it becomes harder and harder to understand what DevOps really is and how it applies. I spent a morning breakfast presentation just talking about the definition of DevOps with a group of technology management folks for over an hour!
I’ve spent the past year being the Ops part of the Forrester DevOps story. We have been hard at work and released a playbook called Modern Service Delivery (to match the Modern Application Delivery playbook coming from my Dev partner Kurt Bittner) and we are approaching the end of creating the foundation of the DevOps story from planning to optimization. We define DevOps as:
“DevOps is a set of practices and cultural changes — supported by the right tools — that creates an automated software delivery pipeline, enabling organizations to win, serve, and retain customers.”
If you are serious about DevOps, you can cut through the noise of the “DevOps washing” and start with several practical tips to get you moving in the right direction:Read more