It is critical for IT decision makers to develop an approach that allows them to maximize the benefits they can get from various clouds. This will ensure that their decisions around cloud map to their business goals, and provide their DevOps teams with the agility and velocity that they need to be most productive.
The DevOps challenge is to put in place agile processes based on lean practices to operate more efficiently and faster to manage innovation in the cloud and create the valuable services customers want. It’s all about creating velocity. Organizations with achieved velocity can react quickly to the market and be ready to address opportunities on the rise.
Over the last six months, we have spent time with the DevOps community at Meetups and industry events to ask questions, research their needs and worked extensively with our partners such as Chef and New Relic to find out exactly what makes this community tick.
Great news out of ChefConf yesterday. Chef announced its strongest quarter of growth in the company’s history as enterprise embrace DevOps. Big congrats to our friends. The DevOps trend is impressive. Everyone is talking about DevOps and this is further proof that it’s not just talk.
Okay so my title might be a bit misleading, I’m not actually at ChefConf this week, but we at Flexiant are so excited to see what it has in store. In fact, as I write this, I’m watching the ChefConf Live Stream… loving the egg delivery for continuous delivery!!
We recently sat down with Justin Arbuckle, VP EMEA, Chef to ask him his thoughts on everything DevOps. In our first video, we asked Justin what is DevOps and what does it mean in practice?
Justin: Fundamental to understanding DevOps is the collapsing of feedback. If you consider all the different subsystems, people, stakeholders and processes that existing in organizations that want to produce something, DevOps is making the feedback between the different requirements, different perspective, skills and knowledge of those people as effective, fast and seamless as possible. That’s at its core what DevOps is.