Even as DevOps adoption continues to accelerate in both large enterprises and web-native organizations, confusion lingers about what exactly the term means. Is DevOps culture, a movement, an approach, a philosophy, or some amalgam of several of these things? Or does DevOps mean different things to different people?
DevOps as a service is a set of practices that works to automate and integrate the processes between software development and IT teams, so they can build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. The term DevOps was formed by combining the words “development” and “operations” and signifies a cultural shift that bridges the gap between development and operation teams, which historically functioned in siloes.
At its essence, DevOps is a culture, a movement, a philosophy.