What is DevOps? Answer Elusive to Many

Upcoming Webcasts looks to clear up confusion around DevOps

The IT industry, particularly vendors, is hyping the concept of DevOps quite a bit lately, but a recent CA.com poll seems to throw a wet blanket over the topic:

Does DevOps speed application delivery or is it hype?

While nearly a third of respondents seem to agree with the idea that DevOps is a way to speed application delivery and improve quality, 45 percent had no clue about DevOps. Add that to the 17 percent that think it’s pure hype, and you’ve got more than 60 percent of respondents in the DevOps Doubters column.

How do we define DevOps? Simply, we think it’s a coming together of development and operations teams, which typically work in silos, around a common set of tools. The result of this tighter integration is applications can be developed more quickly and with better quality as production-side tools such as Application Performance Management is earlier in the application lifecycle.

If you’re the reading type, our Optimizing the Application Lifecycle paper shows how CA APM, CA LISA and CA Capacity Management are leveraged to support DevOps. If audio/visual is more your thing, we’ve got a DevOps Webcast on Wednesday, December 12th at 11:00a EST:



While the term might be a little hype-y, I think the concept behind DevOps has merit. Anything that can be done to build applications quicker while ensuring quality is a good idea in my book.

Are you using DevOps? Tweet us @CAsvcAssur.

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Jason Meserve

About Jason Meserve

Jason Meserve has been working in high-tech for over 15 years. He built his tech resume in the 10 years he spent as a journalist at Network World, where he created everything from articles, features, blogs, videos and podcasts. Mr. Meserve is currently a Principal Product Marketing Manager at CA Technologies where he focuses on Service Assurance solutions including Application Performance Management. Mr. Meserve has also held marketing and editorial positions at Constant Contact and Application Development Trends.

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