DevOps is a set of practices, cultural philosophies and tools designed to improve collaboration and communication between software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) teams. It’s a response to the challenges posed by the traditional siloed approach, where development and operations were separate and often disconnected phases of the software lifecycle. DevOps seeks to break down these barriers by fostering a culture of collaboration, automation and continuous improvement.
Ultimately, DevOps aims to deliver high-quality software more frequently, with shorter development cycles and greater reliability. It aligns IT operations with business goals, fostering innovation and improved customer experiences. While tools play a role in implementing DevOps, the culture of collaboration, continuous learning and shared responsibility is equally, if not more, important.