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DevOps / ITOps Productivity Report 2013

“Devops is intersection of lover of cloud and hater of wake up at 3 in morning.” @DEVOPS_BORAT

Yep, we’re talking about DevOps. We made a report on why it’s better. And yes, it IS better than what we’ve termed “traditional IT Ops”. We have statistics on that, and we’ll argue it all day.

DevOps is better because it carries forward the same, proven methodologies that brought Agile into the limelight for software development.

So why do we need to apply those concepts to operations? To that we have 3 bullet points:

  • Traditionally siloed team structures don’t scale
  • Developers and Operations have opposing philosophies

  • Technology continues to evolve and the same old processes cannot handle newer paradigms

Together, Dev and Ops can focus on what’s most important – the end user experience. They produce high quality software with high availability and a full understanding of each other’s limitations that can be addressed well ahead of time. As a result, much of what is considered “operations” is written and packaged as code, both in and out of the app. This brings forth smarter apps and environments that can adapt to changes in user requirements faster.

We have about 35 pages for you in the full report, but also wanted to let as many people see the real meat of the results as quickly as possible. So you can get the full report from RebelLabs, or keep reading to see lots of shiny graphs and serious numbers.

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  • DevOps Pirate

    It’s possible that people are scared to see these results. I mean, in the face of these numbers, organizations will probably be forced to adopt DevOps minded practices, tools and technologies. DevOps pirate says, “Open yer budgets…oh wait, most of these TOOLS ARE FREE!” ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/sjmaple Simon Maple

    I think you’re spot on – I think people scared to see where they are in relation to the rest of the industry. Ops is a area which hasn’t changed too much in recent years, but the DevOps movement is shaking that up leaving many behind the times already. So DevOps Pirate, Why do I think you’re spot on? Because you Arrrrrrr!