DevOps is getting traction because Business Environment has become extremely competitive. Every company wants to wow and retain it's customer by releasing enhanced and new feature faster, better, cheaper. Competition will take over if they don't do this. And how can do this?? - by bringing together Developers and Operations teams, increasing collaboration among them, instilling the culture of agile. While it does so, it also formalizes the entire delivery processes popularly known as CI/CD. This reduces friction, cut fat, stay lean and focus on delivery of good quality VALUE to customers in a repeatable, consistent and predictive manner.
In midst, automation should be treated as an enabler for faster and better implementation of DevOps. Security should be built-in from ground-up both in code and configuration.
My book on DevOps provides more details on it.
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