Next Gen DevOps book paves the way for the internet business

Next Gen DevOps book paves the way for the internet business
Revolutionary framework breaks down the barriers in IT

London, UK – October 6, 2014 – A coherent and actionable DevOps framework is now available to businesses through a revolutionary new book, Next Gen DevOps: Creating the DevOps Organisation.

Utilising nearly two decades’ experience at firms including AOL, Electronic Arts (EA) and British Gas’ Connected Homes, the book’s author and pioneer of the DevOps movement, Grant Smith, has distilled the essence of DevOps into an easily-implementable framework.

Next Gen DevOps merges behaviour-driven development, infrastructure-as-code, automated testing, monitoring and continuous integration into a single coherent process. The book presents an implementation strategy that allows firms large or small, start-up or enterprise to embrace the move to DevOps.

By presenting a new way to look at the operations discipline, Next Gen DevOps challenges the old idea of a team languishing at the end of the software development lifecycle, forever context-switching between support tasks, security, data management, infrastructure and software deployment.

Armed with the lessons learned from history and the Agile software development movement, combined with the latest in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, cloud computing and automated testing, Next Gen DevOps sets out Grant’s vision for IT in business’ biggest evolution yet.

“Every company is now an internet firm – and that means changes in the way we work,” Grant Smith says. “It’s time to drop the silos between our IT teams and work as organisations to improve and develop our products. Using simple theories and practices, Next Gen DevOps: Creating the DevOps Organisation offers a framework that can transform any internet company.”

Notes to Editors

Grant has created and led high performance operations teams in some of the largest and fastest growing companies in the UK and is at the forefront of the DevOps movement.

He has driven real collaboration between operations and development teams by implementing infrastructure-as-code and driving system integration from continuous build systems.

Grant has delivered cloud-based game platforms enjoyed by millions of players per day and websites serving a billion page views per month. Most recently, he delivered a high performance, scalable Internet of Things (IoT) platform for British Gas. Grant is frequently sought out for his cloud and DevOps expertise.

More of Grant’s work can be viewed at nextgendevops.com.

Next Gen DevOps: Creating The DevOps Organisation is available for Kindle on Amazon now. http://amzn.to/1DDvD6i

Book Cover Image Link: http://imgur.com/O0GauId

PR Contact
Grant Smith
Grant@nextgendevops.com

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