DevOps (development and operations) is an enterprise software development phrase used to mean a type of agile relationship between development and IT operations. The goal of DevOps is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication and collaboration between these two business units.
DevOps is an approach that combines tools, working practices and cultural philosophies to improve collaboration and performance between development and operations. DevOps considers the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process and ongoing support. A DevOps environment advocates an agile relationship between departments and divisions, enhancing communication and improving speed of delivery.