"DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market."One of the integral changes in the shift to DevOps is automation, a force which has been taking tasks away from system administrators for the better part of the decade. With other positions like Integration Testers reduced by automation, former sysadmins now spend much of their time supporting developers, managing build integrations and making the new continuous deployment processes more efficient. Their focus is on implementation and operations, which allows DevOps practitioners to concentrate on software integration between different internal teams. The DevOps model promotes a more mature and productive work environment by bringing development and operations together. Members of both teams can constantly review code between each other, which reduces the likelihood of a project falling behind. It also helps improve the end product for the customer. Without one team dominating the project schedule, developers and operations work together to make sure they test, perfect and ensure the security of the product at each step of the process. Those are just some of the benefits of adopting a DevOps model. Organizations that commit to their own transition can expect to benefit technically from decreased complexity, quicker problem solving and continuous software delivery. Their culture will also profit from increased employee engagement, cross-disciple learning and more diverse professional development opportunities. Organizations interested in migrating to a DevOps model but might not know how to get started. To help those companies, Tripwire has published Driving DevOps Security: Scalable Cybersecurity Best Practices for Scalable Teams. This eBook highlights the potential pitfalls of a transition as well as key steps for successfully making the leap from a traditional software development model to a DevOps approach. For more information, download Tripwire's eBook here.