According to Wiki “DevOps is a clipped compound of “software development” and “information technology operations.” This combination of changes to IT culture and technology is designed to remove friction between development and operations teams to accelerate the delivery of new capabilities and services.
With the rise of DX and supporting technologies like IoT, data processing, and visualization, the role of software development has become increasingly important. To quickly deliver new applications and services, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations.
DevOps complements the Agile Delivery models for software engineering by bringing in automation and monitoring on the IT side and leverages cloud computing concepts. DevOps leverages collaboration, tool-chain pipelines, automation and Cloud adoption. The immediate benefits can be observed as improved processes, more standardizations and building trust and improve productivity across development, QA and IT operations teams.
“Gartner Research Circle survey indicates that one in three organizations source at least part of their agile and DevOps work from external service providers”