The role of the DevOps 2.0 software method in a development environment and larger business organization is not without its value or challenges. Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell, discussed this and how IT organizations can automate and streamline the process, tapping into the value of DevOps 2.0 while helping to elevate some of the challenges. I participated in the conversation regarding where and how I’ve seen the automation process in action and what it has brought to technology environments I’ve participated in. The evolution of DevOps, and its increased efficiency since the early days of waterfall development, has been significant. With the advent and proliferation of cloud-based architectures, development organizations are now facing new challenges and needs in DevOps environments that are unique to the present and play a significant role for the future. While there have been new innovations and tools that have improved the development cycle significantly, enabling teams to bring up and test environments quickly and efficiently, there is still a need for improvement. With large organizations operating complex products across multiple platforms, there are far more variables than simple deployment – it is a configuration management challenge as well. It includes being able to self-serve across every step of the innovation and development process with both ease and reliability. The conversation is an insightful look into the current DevOps environment and what IT leaders and managers should be exploring for the future within their own organization. You can view the discussion here.