Those are the words of Alan Sharp-Paul, a co-founder and co-CEO of ScriptRock. In a new e-book, Sharp-Paul points out that DevOps will help achieve success with ITIL efforts. He outlines four key IT service areas where DevOps can play a role in boosting ITIL:
Change management: DevOps helps boost informal collaboration — a much-needed and often rare commodity in ITIL. “The main goal is to make consultations between groups proactive, not reactive,” Sharp-Paul says.
Release and deployment management: This is an area where the automation side of DevOps really comes into play, says Sharp-Paul. “Automated deployment, automated testing and continuous integration are key. When managing environments and moving applications through them, consistency is what you want. Automated testing, both functional and configuration, will help maintain consistency (or help prevent promotion of issues in the case of functional testing). One sign of an advanced IT shop is the implementation of monitoring solutions earlier in the process.”