Dan Greene, 3Pillar's Director of Advanced Technology in the US, had an article titled "What Is DevOps?" published on TechCrunch today. In the article, Dan gives his definition of the term before talking about some of the benefits companies stand to gain from employing DevOps practices.

The term itself comes from practitioners beginning to "blur the lines between the development tasks such as coding and operational deployment tasks such as server provisioning."

So what is DevOps, according to Dan?

"I use the term "DevOps" to define a set of practices, tools and policies that lead to improved quality and Automated Delivery (AD).

While DevOps isn't necessarily the answer for every organization, some of the benefits of moving toward a DevOps approach include:

DevOps practices and procedures lead to smoothing out the typically ‘bumpiest’ aspects of software development and deployment.

You can read the full article on TechCrunch, one of the world's leading resources for breaking news, analysis, and opinions for all things technology-related. TechCrunch has over 15.5 million unique visitors monthly.

Dan Greene is the Director of the Advanced Technology Group in the US at 3Pillar Global. Dan has 18 years of software design and development experience, with software and product architecture experience in areas including eCommerce, B2B integration, Geospatial Analysis, SOA architecture, Big Data, and Cloud Computing. He is an AWS Certified Solution Architect who worked at Oracle, ChoicePoint, and Booz Allen Hamilton prior to 3Pillar.