I like to say that the wall between Dev and Ops is built by many masons, over many development cycles. Most individuals start their new company, product, or service with agility in mind. Time to market is a top priority – Process that increases lead time is minimized.
Then a mistake happens and a brick gets mortared in. Dev gives Ops a bad build. Ops upgrades a server that accidentally impacts a critical business service. New site content makes it all the way to Test, but is skipped in a manual deployment step to production.
Often the mistakes are embarrassing, but sometimes they can be disasterous.
Pretty soon more insults than bits are hurled over the wall and heads start banging.
Everyone recognizes the wall needs to come down, but like the Winchester Mystery House, understanding why some of the bricks are there and how to remove them can be baffling.
At ServiceNow, we’re on a mission to help DevOps teams remove bricks from the walls and better enable agility with governance. This week at Knowledge 15, we’ll be sharing our current process and automation solutions, as well as a sneak peak at our Continuous Service Delivery vision. Please stop by the “Future of Now” booth, help us better understand your DevOps goals, and learn more about our road ahead.