5 ways devops can benefit IT

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Devops advocates say the IT methodology can improve application quality, speed deployment, and drive revenue

Is devops on your IT radar? You're not alone.

Getting the people responsible for creating applications to work more closely with the people who keep those applications running is the impetus behind devops, an IT methodology that’s generating buzz. Proponents of the approach say it can improve application quality, speed deployment, boost the end user experience, and even drive revenue growth.

Beyond the business benefits, there are personal benefits to be gained, too. Devops offers opportunities for career advancement to IT pros in traditional infrastructure roles who can parlay their operations experience into hybrid devops positions.

Legacy processes won't cut it in today's world, where companies are under pressure to deliver high quality applications at a near continuous pace, says Shridhar Mittal, general manager, application delivery, at CA Technologies.

"Devops is about a new set of methodologies and processes that are technology-driven and technology-enabled and that allow companies with high levels of complexity to be able to deliver applications faster, with far superior quality, and even with lower budgets," Mittal says.

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