What is DevOps?

DevOps is a set of principles and practices — both technical and cultural — that can help organizations deploy better software, faster. While it is not a fixed methodology, automation and a collaborative culture are the foundation for accepted DevOps practices, which include:

  • Measuring the things that have an impact on your organization’s goals
  • Making those measurements visible to everyone
  • Using a shared set of tools
  • Including all teams in the software delivery process from the earliest planning stages.

In this blog post, Puppet's chief technical strategist, Nigel Kersten, lays out the changes in technology & business that have lead to DevOps, and the fundamental ideas of this movement.

DevOps Culture & Practices

DevOps culture and practices are key to aligning your software delivery cadence with your organization's goals — and to organizational success. In this video, hear experts Jez Humble, Gene Kim, Peter Richards and Jeffrey Snover talk about how a DevOps approach affects your business; its relationship to Agile and lean management principles; and the revolutionary change it represents for both IT and business.

Read 2017 State of DevOps: What Every CIO Should Know

 

DevOps approach with Puppet

Automation — the foundation for many DevOps practices — helps you move faster without sacrificing stability or security. Now is the time to take advantage of automation and proven practices to drive your team — and your deployments — forward.

Puppet Enterprise lets you deliver technology changes faster, release better software, and do it all more frequently with confidence.

Martin Jackson, a systems engineer at Walmart, talks about how DevOps practices bring Walmart corporate values to its IT operations.

Lay the foundation for DevOps practices

Puppet Enterprise manages infrastructure as code, providing the foundation for DevOps practices such as versioning, automated testing and continuous delivery. You deploy changes with confidence and recover more quickly from failures, freeing your team to be more agile and responsive to business needs.

Lay the foundation for DevOps practices
We had to shore up development to do continuous deployment, and we had to shore up on the ops side of the house. That’s where Puppet came into play.
Juan Rivera, manager of storage & platform engineering, Getty Images

Deliver better technology faster

Increase reliability as you decrease cycle times so you can move fast and with confidence. Puppet Enterprise ensures consistency across dev, test and production environments so when changes are promoted, you know they're consistent and your systems are stable.
Deliver better technology faster

Increase productivity and operational efficiency

DevOps makes your business more agile, eliminating silos and improving collaboration across teams. Automate the entire software delivery cycle, from core infrastructure through applications, with Puppet Enterprise, and you'll free up time to work on projects that deliver more business value to your organization.
Increase productivity and operational efficiency
Puppet enables us to truly adopt the DevOps way of managing IT infrastructure.
Jochen Billen, CTO, Smartbit

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Infrastructure as code

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Configuration management

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Make your deployments cheaper faster and more reliable with automated testing of infrastructure code.

Continuous delivery

Continuous delivery

Adopt continuous delivery practices to move faster and increase reliability and lower costs and risk.

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