DEVOPS AND BIMODAL IT: MYTHS AND TRUTHS
DevOps and Bimodal IT are two terms which have recently come onto the radar in the world of enterprise IT. Confusion surrounding the definition and use of these concepts is rife so we sought to demystify these terms and understand how analysts such as Gartner see them in play over the next few years.
“This is why I often speak about lean application and service delivery when an organization is serious about DevOps. I believe they should look at the following things; first of all, they should look at application delivery from an end-to-end or a holistic perspective and try to orchestrate it like this. It should try to automate whatever can be automated so that one can deliver at a speed of business and that can be ranging from a few times a year or frequently a few times a day or even an hour if really need be.”
“I believe that DevOps is one of the key answers to support a Bimodal IT organization providing of course that it’s implemented properly and supported by the right infrastructure tooling. As we’ve seen DevOps improve the collaboration and communication between development and operations and try to increase the level of automation in order to support the delivery at the speed of business.”
“A good DevOps tool or solution supporting Bimodal IT for me should at least have one of the following characteristics. Firstly, it should allow you to define and automate any discussion topic between development and operations, whether these are called releases, projects, springs, test cases, change requests or defects, you name it. Secondly, it should be able to provide you with dynamic end-to-end insight into status and activity within the delivery process regardless of the mode being used, so that you really get a deep understanding from a customer perspective inside the delivery process.”
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