Defining DevOps

We are launching off our blog series with a full blown, everything awesome, can’t hold it in excitement, all about the magical practice of DevOps. This may be a new term to a few (you better get on it, it was coined back in ‘09) and a heroic word to many others and we want to help share with you this month the importance of what DevOps really means.

Puppet Labs is again sharing blog posts, webinars, and podcasts discussing the evolution of DevOps. Make sure to stay up to date this month on their findings.

A good place to start to better understand DevOps practices is through Gene Kim’s book The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.

And below are some of our favorite definitions:


What is DevOps?

An Idiot’s Guide to DevOps

DevOps 101

One of ICON’s Technical Recruiters took on the challenge of defining DevOps in just 5 words. Their answer: harmony, development, operations, collaboration, and synergy.

Can you take on the challenge? Comment below with your five words!