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No Quick Fix for DevOps
A XebiaLabs article published in Wired today examines the three key areas of DevOps that CIOs and decision-makers should examine to prioritize action and gauge readiness: people, processes and technology.DevOps seems a simple enough concept if you believe the sales pitches of consulting firms and solution providers. A typical sale pitch boils down to: "spend money on this technology and our services, and you’ll solve your DevOps problems." Yet DevOps is primarily a management and people challenge and is entirely resistant to any sort of technological quick fix. Sure, technology can help, but you have to understand that DevOps is fundamentally a mindset about how best to bring together two completely different groups of IT people -- developers, who create applications; and IT operations, who deploy and manage those applications. The goal of DevOps should be to create an environment of shared access, control and insight into how applications are created and managed. For many organizations, a great starting point on the road to effective DevOps is to find and fix the major bottlenecks between the two groups…Read the full article