In the past, software development and IT teams operated separately. This led to a variety of manual processes that slowed projects down and delayed product launches. When DevOps practices entered the mainstream in 2009, tech leaders saw how many of these tasks could be automated and make their teams more productive.
With that in mind, you’d probably assume that all organizations quickly merged their infrastructure, operations, and development teams. But a recent report from 2nd Watch found that only 22% of companies have embraced DevOps. This statistic begs two questions. First, why haven’t 78% of engineering teams begun their DevOps adoption? For the ones that have, what’s the impact of getting it wrong?
We presented both of these questions to Thomas Limoncelli, Site Reliability Engineering Manager here at Stack Overflow. Here’s what he told us about the importance of DevOps.