Ask five people what the term DevOps means, and you’ll likely get five different answers. When the concept first entered industry dialogue (around 2008), it was typically applied to rapid software development environments—places like Amazon, eBay and Flickr, where companies have to balance rapid product development and delivery alongside customer expectations and satisfaction.
But today, DevOps means much more. With its emphasis on communication, collaboration and culture, DevOps has grown in popularity among information technology professionals, who increasingly view the concept both as a cultural shift and as an industry best-practice.
On this episode (part 1) of Through the Firewall, Force 3 technical consultant Ryan Wolfe joins us as we look back at the brief history of DevOps culture, explain its core values and discuss how you can apply it within your own organization.