DevOps (a clipped compound of development and operations) is a term used to refer to a set of practices that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals, while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. It aims at establishing and nurturing a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably. Certified training Courses are the starting point for an organization embarking on the DevOps journey.
DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. It is also characterized by operations staff making use of many of the same techniques as developers for their systems work. Those techniques can range from using source control to testing to participating in an Agile development process. In traditional, functionally-separated organizations, there is rarely cross-departmental integration of these functions with IT operations. But DevOps promotes a set of processes and methods for thinking about communication and collaboration – between the departments of Development, QA (Quality Assurance), and IT operations. In some organisations, this collaboration involves embedding IT operations specialists within development teams, thus forming a cross-functional team – this may also be combined with matrix management.
Improved workflows and faster deployment starts with a core understanding of the fundamental concepts by anyone involved in an Agile and/or DevOps team.