"DevOps" itself is simply a term.
It's often described as an approach or philosophy, and can mean different things to different people.
DevOps is the combination of a mind-set and a set of tools, collectively applied to enable rapid IT service delivery, with minimal downtime.
DevOps is being increasingly adopted by organisations across the spectrum: from small companies with minimal IT requirements, to large enterprises and digital natives. It represents a change of mind-set and culture across the IT service industry.
DevOps is about the deconstruction of departmental silos, and ensuring an entire organisation is working towards the same goal. It promotes collaboration and cooperation.
The principles of DevOps teach us how we can iterate with shorter development cycles and more rapid feedback, with technologies and processes that empower more efficient delivery of services.
DevOps relies heavily on automation tools – an AxisOps specialism.
We define automation as the use of software to create repeatable tasks and processes, requiring minimal human intervention. When implemented correctly, this creates huge competitive benefit for your business.
Automation saves time, money, and frees-up key staff to work on strategically important projects within your business. Automation mitigates risk of human error, increases security and compliance, and supercharges productivity and consistency.
With automation, your entire business is 'described in code', meaning complex tasks and processes are reduced to simple, automated blueprints. This massively reduces resolution time in the case of issues, increases security, and fulfils the auditing and reporting requirements of highly regulated industries.
Put simply, DevOps is the best approach to enabling your digital success.The DevOps continuous lifecycle