Why Should You Check Out The DevOps Movement?

By Rajat Bhargava Posted April 22, 2014

We’ve all seen industry trends come and go, but DevOps can’t be considered a fad. It’s an approach that has come about as a result of drastic movement in the industry towards automation and the changing role of the IT admin. This change is here to stay, and the earlier you hop on the train, the more benefit you will get out of the new tools available to you. Tools like the Directory-as-a-Service® platform from JumpCloud® allow IT to be agile because they automate tedious tasks, and allow more time for innovation and productivity. JumpCloud’s cloud-hosted directory service allows you to centralize user management, outsource LDAP, drive WiFi authentication with your core GApps or Office 365 credentials, manage devices via GPO-like capabilities, SSO into cloud and on-prem applications, secure your systems with MFA, and more. 

James Brown, CXO of JumpCloud, delves deep into five reasons why DevOps is starting to hit its stride in last month’s Wired Innovations Insights column. As he explains the evolution of the methodology emerging out of the DevOps State of the Union event earlier this year, he also details how unicorns, knowledge, small companies with big successes, security confirmations, and strategy components all aid in giving steam to the movement.

Stay Tuned For More DevOps Implementation Strategies

If you have a moment, please take a look at the article, and stay tuned for more practical implementation strategies from Gene Kim (mentioned in James’ post) and other thought leaders in the IT, dev, and security space. Please let us know if you have any specific questions in the meantime!

Rajat Bhargava

Rajat Bhargava is co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud, the first Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS). JumpCloud securely connects and manages employees, their devices and IT applications. An MIT graduate with two decades of experience in industries including cloud, security, networking and IT, Rajat is an eight-time entrepreneur with five exits including two IPOs, three trade sales and three companies still private.

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