1. A word formed by combining the Dev in “development” and Ops in “operation.” 2. A set of practices that focus on the efficient and effective collaboration between (i) software development and testing processes, and (ii) the delivery and operations processes, which include such activities as packing, releasing, configuring, and monitoring. DevOps promotes an environment of intense collaboration among the various people involved in development and operations to support the fast creation and automated deployment of high-value releases at a frequency appropriate to the needs of the business.