Talking to John Bensalhia, Elsevier’s Joshua Boyles says in today’s world CEOs need a thorough understanding of DevOps culture to optimise their firms’ success
For Joshua Boyles, Elsevier’s Senior Director of DevOps, TIO and Interim Director, Technology Optimization, there are three forces fuelling DevOps:
“The need for businesses to deliver high quality software quickly and predictably for minimal cost (time, materials, resources); the rapid evolution of tooling and infrastructure primarily in the cloud; and the need to keep our (Elsevier’s) folks engaged, happy, and contributing at high levels in often highly competitive environments.”
Describing the trends driving DevOps implementation, Joshua cites two vital factors.
“First, today’s software solutions, with things like loosely coupled architecture, infrastructure as code, containerisation, and serverless functions in play, should be viewed as inclusive combinations of what used to be known as application and infrastructure and the need to evolve predictably in relatable ways to optimise the user experience.”