DevOps is a broad term -- one that encompasses an organizational culture and methodology that goes well beyond any specific product or platform.
Facilitating such modern processes are innovative startups creating the tools partners need to deliver the high-velocity software development and deployment capabilities their enterprise customers are clamoring for.
Many of these young companies are scaling their businesses rapidly by enabling automated infrastructure configuration, agile software development, continuous integration and deployment, container management, and security operations across the application life cycle.
Such products merging software development and operations at scale make possible the modern application landscape that's revolutionizing how large organizations work and engage with customers.
These are the startups powering the shift to a DevOps world.
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