DevOps: Is It More Than Just A Name?


The title of DevOps Engineer has consistently been gaining momentum for over five years. From the outside, it appeared it might be a corporate preference to call an individual a DevOps engineer as opposed to a System Administrator. It was thought they were virtually one and the same. As time has progressed, the nuances that differentiate the two have become apparent. 

DevOps’s existence is primarily the result of the cloud. Being able to automate a lot of the tasks done by a traditional System Administrator, the evolution of the DevOps role took shape. The previously known System Administrator was now being asked to collaborate with software development and product management to ensure efficiency in the process of releasing software…

What we know is the numbers are showing strong growth in the DevOps title and a decline in the System Administrator one. In the last 18 months, we have seen an increase of over 50% in the number of advertisements that include a title of DevOps Engineer.

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