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Innovate faster with DevOps

IT organizations must become nimble and work together to stay relevant. The consumerization of IT has changed customer expectations and IT must adapt its culture and processes to deliver apps and features faster.

With a complete DevOps strategy, organizations can begin the culture, process, and platform changes needed to meet the new demands. The result is an IT organization that can deliver business innovation faster.

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

During a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency, we show you how automation, culture, and infrastructure combine to support DevOps in your enterprise.

Understand the problem

3 challenges to IT success

You're now a software company

Businesses are changing. Banks are more than banks; they're transaction-processing companies. Oil and gas companies are also geographic information system (GIS) companies. Pharmacies are ever-more reliant on electronic health records.

Continuing to do business the way it's been done in the past means falling behind.

You need a continuous competitive advantage

Consider camera manufacturers. They've seen their business transform from standalone devices to a feature on every mobile phone. New businesses with new services start up every day, creating new ways of engaging with markets.

If you can't continually develop new advantages and adapt as the business changes, you won't be relevant for long.

Your competition is everyone

From startups with a new way of delivering products and services to established businesses using their infrastructure and knowledge to grow into entirely new markets, competition can come from anywhere.

To stay ahead, you can't be reactive to changes in competition. You must be proactive.

Are your tools aligned with your talent?

Red Hat Consulting can help you align cross-functional teams to deploy services as quickly as the market demands.

What's DevOps, anyway?

DevOps is an approach to culture, automation, and platform design to provide better business value and responsiveness. The goal is to increase the speed and flexibility with which new features and services are delivered.

Culture centered on collaboration and openness

Automation to accelerate application delivery

A dynamic, programmable platform

This is all made possible through rapid, iterative, and high-quality IT service delivery. DevOps helps you embrace a “go fast” mode of IT while modernizing classic infrastructure. Linking classic with cloud-native IT is fundamental to sharing data and applications, making them accessible throughout your entire IT environment.

With DevOps, those that need power the most, get it. Developers work closely with the rest of IT to speed software builds, tests, and releases—without sacrificing reliability.

The most powerful force in DevOps is changing your company’s culture

Make sure to spend some time in genuine, face-to-face interaction with people outside your silo. That’s culture change.

Burr Sutter, Product management director, Red Hat

How to

Implementing DevOps

DevOps isn't infrastructure. It's not something you deploy and forget.

The key to success is trust. Beyond that, implementing DevOps requires changing processes and integrating the right tools. Depending on your organization, this journey can be challenging, but the payoffs are massive.

The path to DevOps

Part 1

Open your culture

DevOps is as much a cultural shift as it is implementing processes and tools.

The culture of open source software projects can be a blueprint for how to build a DevOps culture. Take steps to encourage experimentation, (fast) failure, transparency in decision-making, and recognition and rewards to boost trust and cooperation.

All of these factors help to facilitate an open culture and overall acceptance.

Learn more about becoming an open organization
Open

Part 2

Automate to accelerate

The fastest ROI for your DevOps initiative is automation.

Automating your existing processes and applications lets you deliver software faster and reclaim time for new innovation. Automation helps your smartest people do the most important things by automating repetitive and mundane tasks.

Learn how to automate your entire IT infrastructure
Open

Part 3

Get the right platform

With the right platform, you can best take advantage of DevOps cultural and process changes.

Infrastructure platforms are rapidly evolving to dynamic, programmable platforms that can help you migrate to modern cloud and container-based applications.

Quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment
Transform application delivery with containers
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Our DevOps vision

The culture at Red Hat is built on openness and transparency. And it's worked for us for more than 20 years. When it comes to helping customers adopt an open approach, we've got the history to guide you through making DevOps a reality.

We're also building the tools, platforms, and infrastructure to support you throughout your DevOps journey.

Technologies expected to enable DevOps over the next 2 years include:

Keep learning. Check out our webinar series on DevOps

82% say open source is a critical or significant enabler of their DevOps strategy

Source: DevOps, Open Source and Business Agility, 16 June 2015, IDC

All open everything

Openness is integral to DevOps, both as a source of innovative tooling and as a model for the iterative development, open collaboration, and transparent communities—forming the culture that DevOps requires to succeed.

Collaboration is key to open source development. We've found that DevOps directly builds on our experience with doing upstream-first development in open source communities and helping our customers get the maximum benefit from upstream innovation.

open source projects diagram
Open source: driving devops, cloud apps, and infrastructure

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