Glenn O'Donnell, VP & Research Director, Forrester Research at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014
The benefits of DevOps span far beyond business applications and far beyond only the release phase. Business services are comprised of many components that fall under both infrastructure and applications umbrellas. These components come in a wide variety of forms (physical, virtual, and cloud), with the components changing states and relationships continually. DevOps becomes a necessity way of life in such complex, dynamic environments. DevOps relevance in new application development is well-known, but everything is now becoming software-defined, including the infrastructure. The same principles apply across the board, driving broader demand for the speed, flexibility, and dependability that comes from good DevOps thinking and practice. DevOps is not just for applications. It’s for everything you now do.