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4 DevOps Fears to Overcome this Halloween

Looking for the right technology solution is like trick-or-treating with your children on Halloween: There’s a lot of houses to visit, sometimes the experience is scary, and there’s a lot of options. By the time the night is over, you’re exhausted and there’s more candy than ever to deal with. In essence, Halloween resembles the challenge of cloud migration and adoption for development teams.

When it comes to adopting cloud and DevOps strategies, there are a lot of fears and myths at play. Before you dress up this holiday, check out the 4 fears we debunk about DevOps.

Fear #1: Continuous Delivery is Continuous

Even the most innovative organizations don’t have software updates every five minutes. As much as their releases seem to push this notion, true continuous delivery is the mastery of the systems and processes around DevOps. This may actually mean releasing code every few hours to a few weeks with a mentality of always moving forward instead of rolling back flawed changes.

Fear #2: DevOps is Only for Unicorns 

Some might buy into the notion that DevOps is only for companies that are hot on the market and such approaches aren’t available for enterprises. Quite the contrary, if your organization can stand to be more efficient, be more collaborative, and improve operations, there is definitely room for DevOps in how you get work done.

Fear #3: DevOps is Engineering and Operations Only 

As we’ve stated in previous posts, the emergence of DevOps has transformed culture in organizations across all departments, fostering a focus on automation, shared knowledge, and collaboration. Even as a marketer these days, I too am faced with similar processes which make the work I do alongside my team much more effective.

Fear #4: DevOps requires a rehaul 

Truth be told, your organization is probably already doing some form of DevOps, whether it’s automating the customer service experience or dividing tasks up for code sprints. While it may feel like you need to reinvent the wheel, all your organization really needs is a tweak in the tools being used and careful selection on who is a part of this journey. Most importantly, never do DevOps alone.

Trick or Treat! 

Do you have a fear of DevOps? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or send us an email at to evaluate your technology needs.

If you’re also looking to learn more about DevOps, join us on October 18 in St. Louis for a cloud workshop with Pivotal. Register here.

At Perficient, we help our customers realize their potential with DevOps and have partnered up with CloudBees, Sonatype, and Pivotal to offer solutions that enable greater efficiency and innovation. Discover what they can do for you and learn about our partnerships here.

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Albert Qian

Albert Qian is a Marketing Manager at Perficient for our IBM PCS, DevOps, and Enterprise Solutions Partners focused on cloud computing technologies.

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