If you are involved in development projects, managing releases or working to keep operations running, you are well positioned to leverage the knowledge of DevOps. Are you a developer trying to keep pace with business demand for innovative solutions? Or are you in IT Operations—dealing as best you can with the technical backlog of “fixes,” but unable to get out of firefighting mode? DevOps works to address these real-life challenges. It’s also an area where CIOs recognize there’s a large skill gap for DevOps professionals.