A recent episode of the podcast PodCTL – Enterprise Kubernetes discussed the biggest challenges faced in cloud adoption and DevOps culture changes.
The podcast got me thinking: We hear the word DevOps a lot. However, what does that really mean?
DevOps is the link between developers and operations. It is intended to allow for greater efficiency. DevOps started between 2007 and 2008 when both the operations side of a business and the development side felt as though there was a lack of communication. Developers and IT/Ops have different objectives and are judged differently on those objectives.
Many tools such as Gradle, Git, and Jenkins are now put in place to help optimize DevOps. However, it takes more than just tools to make DevOps as efficient as possible.
In the Red Hat Kubernetes weekly technology podcast, Emily Freeman, the Ops Advocacy Manager at Microsoft, talked about how the elements that ensure success with DevOps are communication, clarity, and culture. Tools are great; however, without the right framing and support, they are going to follow you into the future, with your problems trailing right behind.
Understanding DevOps Culture
Things move fast in businesses. If you are not implementing some sort of cross-functional communication, you might be setting yourself up for inefficiency.
By understanding the importance of culture when implementing DevOps into your business, you can create one of transparency, shared responsibility and faster feedback.