In a recent post I posted on DevOps.com, I suggested the term DevOps as a Service (DaaS). Personally I am not a fan of the term. Mainly because DevOps is not a ‘Service’. It is an approach to achieve business objectives by adopting a set of capabilities, namely:
- Continuous Business Planning
- Collaborative Development
- Continuous Integration
- Continuous Deployment
- Continuous Testing
- Continuous Feedback
Adopting these capabilities requires changing or enhancing people (culture), processes and technology (tools). Hence, not a set of services, but a set of capabilities.
That being said, the tools the make up the proverbial DevOps toolchain are tools. These tools can be hosted and made available ‘as a service’. Could these collectively be called ‘DevOps as a Service’?
IBM DevOps Services
IBM has recently introduces exactly that – DevOps services. This is a part of IBM’s new Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering called ‘Codename: BlueMix’…
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