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Modern DevOps: Connecting business and IT

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Bringing teams from different fields together in a good way is rarely easy, when those teams are involved in the same business processes but do not work together directly. That’s why a group of people led by Patrick Debois suggested a new concept back in 2009: DevOps. They offered a solution to tackle the problem which exists in both development (Devs) and administrative (Ops) level. The DevOps movement developed substantially and made fundamental changes to basic concepts in IT and their roles in organizations.

Business-driven DevOps

Originating from the idea of making processes in conventional IT settings – classic on-premise-server, separated dev- and ops-departments – smoother, the DevOps movement is now mostly concerned with consistent digitalisation and areas with a high pressure to innovate.

Powered by the internet, many industries are subjected to an increasing pressure to change. While some are still looking back half-heartedly at their losses in traditional market shares, others are already making steps toward an open, hard-to-plan future. Consistent digitalisation and high-performance IT-structures are imperative – as demonstrated by renowned companies such as Netflix, Spotify, and Uber.

What exactly are the driving forces in business towards a DevOps culture? Allow me to start by naming some (although certainly not all) buzzwords:

  • Globalization results in increased competition in almost all industries.
  • The internet is more than just a modern marketing and sales platform for traditional fields of business. It has the power to transform classic business models, modify them or make them obsolete altogether.
  • Disruption is not an exception, but will be the norm in most markets. The ability to innovate will, therefore become the key to success for companies.
  • Therefore, markets cannot be perceived as stable, making long-term planning obsolete. Iterative strategies and many changes will become essential for companies’ success.
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Quali Cloud Sandbox Software Honored with Best of VMworld 2016 Finalist Award for Agility and Automation

Quali, the leading Cloud sandbox software for DevOps automation, announced today that it was recognized with a Best of VMworld 2016 finalist award in the category of Agility and Automation in an overall field that included over 150 nominees vying for the Best of VMworld honors.

Today agility is all about the speed of innovation matching the speed of business. Automation especially in the context of DevOps and BizOps can help differentiate enterprises and provide a competitive edge to business.

In the fast growing field of orchestration, agility, and cloud management tools, Quali’s CloudShell software was recognized as a unique and critical solution for organizations that want to speed their application releases and achieve DevOps agility. Quali cloud sandboxes provide heterogeneous support for any dev/test environment with physical and virtual infrastructure as well as applications allowing users to quickly build cloud sandboxes and rapidly automate their dev/test environments for the “full-stack.”

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