Development and Operations (DevOps) is an enterprise software development phrase which relies upon the efficiency of collaboration, integration, automation and communication of software development and IT operations of the organization. DevOps has emerged from two IT trends, called â€śagile system administrationâ€ť and â€śagile operationsâ€ť. DevOps toolchain is a combination of tools that support in delivering, developing and managing the application throughout the software development cycle. Each tool in DevOps fits into one or more DevOps initiatives such as planning, creating, verifying, releasing, prepoding, configuring and monitoring.
The major participants in the DevOps market include Puppet Labs, SaltStack Inc., Docker Inc., Chef Software, Inc., CA Technologies, Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Red Hat Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. and Clarizen, Inc.