NetOps has been derived from the more commonly known term DevOps. Amazon, one of the leading adopters of the DevOps culture and providers of DevOps capabilities defines DevOps as “the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organisation’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organisations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.”
Although DevOps has been around for some time now, many organisations are only just getting to grips with the adoption and new ways of working such a shift in approach brings.
NetOps is a developing concept and a set of aligned capabilities that focuses on the philosophies, practices, and tools in building and operating the network to deliver and respond quickly to application and end user needs. Due to the increasing demand for agility and growing reliance upon the network, these NetOps philosophies, practices and tools are becoming a major dependency for the overall success of DevOps.