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8 Things You Should Know About DevOps

Called a cultural and professional movement, DevOps seeks to better integrate development and IT operations teams to accelerate application delivery. Read on to find out what the DevOps movement is about and the benefits it can provide enterprise organizations.
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DevOps ≠ Agile Development, But It Does Enable It

DevOps is a rational response to an extension of agile development practices, which call for more frequent, bite-size rollouts of code, but which naturally call for operations staff to be on board with this philosophical shift lest chaos ensue.

"When code is not promoted into production as it is developed--development delivers code every two weeks, but is deployed only every two months--deployments will pile up in front of IT operations. Customers don't get value, and the deployments often result in chaos and disruption," said Gene Kim, author of "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win."

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Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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