2009 has a special place in the history of software and technology as it is the year that formally saw the birth of DevOps. In June of that year, John Allspaw and Paul Hammond presented their talk, 10 Deploys a Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flicker, at the O’Reilly Velocity conference. Legend has it that Patrick Debois was not physically present at the talk, however, he did see the recording of the presentation. It was this presentation that inspired him to go and coin the word ‘DevOps,’ by hosting the first DevOpsDays in Ghent Belgium in October that year.

Since then the effects of DevOps have been well recorded throughout academia, talks, blogs, and whitepapers across the industry. The whole goal of the concept was to increase velocity while maintaining stability, and those who adopted the culture successfully saw great benefits in achieving this goal.

Source: DZone