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DevOps retrospective article in SC Magazine



We were recently asked by our friends at SC Magazine to write a retrospective of DevOps in 2013 and where you see “the movement” progressing in the coming year. Here’s where you can check out the article.

For those that just want a recap of what we said, here you go: DevOps is moving fast and it has made a tremendous amount of progress in 2013. To start, and as many of you know, we put on one of the first “pure” DevOps conferences here in Boulder for companies that participated or are part of the Foundry Group, TechStars, and Bullet Time Ventures (videos of the keynote can be seen on the JumpCloud YouTube channel). Additionally, there are wonderful new resources like DevOps.com that were introduced in 2013 that will help to spearhead the movement.

The challenge with DevOps though, is that it is still in its infancy stage and as such, has really only taken off with smaller organizations. The SMEs — especially startups — are historically more open to change so we’re not surprised by our early-adopter subset.

In 2014, though, we feel that this will start to change. DevOps will come into its own and make significant upward progress. Because this is a fundamental cultural change, though, it won’t happen overnight. It will take time. There will be successes and more importantly, perhaps, there will be failures, learnings, changes. The real growth of the movement may happen there; where the industry can talk about the nitty gritty of changing a culture.

Beyond the DevOps Retrospective Article

We are obviously excited about DevOps and have built our entire business – inside and out – around it. We are building a next generation cloud directory service to enable IT and DevOps teams to move faster. Our Directory-as-a-Service platform is centralized user management, hosted LDAP, True Single Sign-On, multi-factor authentication, device management, and WiFi authentication all rolled into one platform. It’s the modern Identity-as-a-Service solution that teams are looking for. If you are interested in chatting with us about DevOps, drop us a note – we’d be happy to talk.


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