The DevOps applications development methodology "borrows concepts from the Agile software movement, seeks to pull together the development and IT operations sides of an organization," John Moore writes. But it won't be easy to implement, pitting developers' desire for disruption and innovation against the IT desire for stability and security. Adoption could drive applications development in the enterprise arena. "If a DevOps approach is going to facilitate integration into an enterprise environment, that's a win-win for both the enterprise and app developers," Intel's Jesus Garcia said.

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