DevOps as a function largely emerged as a reaction to businesses requiring a much more adaptable IT environment – there was a consensus that IT needed to be more fleet of foot in order to compete. To achieve this a major overhaul of IT procedures was required, which essentially culminated in the digitalization of IT – whereby manual processes became more automated. The bottom line for many organizations was that IT needed to be more flexible.
This change in attitude really began with the commercialization of the Internet in the late 90s. However, the strategy really accelerated in 2007 following