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To compete in the current market, enterprises must change and adapt to new customer demands for faster services, improved functionality, cost-efficient solutions, etc. Customer demands create pressure on enterprises to become flexible and agile. DevOps combines the concepts of agile development, agile infrastructure and flexible operations to enable rapid and continuous releases and ongoing improvement in IT value creation.
This result requires a bridge of communication between software development and operations, which have historically been dynamic and separate functions, and the application of agile principles to all functions that support the software development life cycle. A successful DevOps implementation is a combination of people, culture, processes, tools and methodologies that reduce enterprise risk and cost, enable technology to change at the speed of the business, and improve overall quality. IT practitioners are leading the DevOps movement to improve IT efficiency; however, the ultimate goal of DevOps is to improve business efficiency to meet market demands. IT organizations can benefit from the adoption of DevOps, but the most important driver should be the benefit to business performance (productivity, profitability, market share, competitive advantage and innovation).