You are not alone. You are in the same boat as many other telcos. And probably wondering where to start.
If you have not read my last blog on the importance of DevOps for the operation of future software-based SDN and NFV networks, I suggest reading it here.
The service and organizational agility that DevOps promises is simply tempting, and it’s worth adopting it.
But it is not only the question of a need and desire to have DevOps. The change that you may need to bring to your operational structure and processes to reach the DevOps goals won’t come overnight or in days or months.
This is a long-haul flight, unfortunately. But it’s worth starting today.
ACG has done extensive research on this topic and concludes that there should be a structured and holistic approach to the roadmap for DevOps. It has distilled its research into a white paper on operational issues around NFV, including a step-by-step approach to the DevOps, which I encourage you to download here.
In essence, ACG is suggesting a five-year roadmap, as below. In fact, the most significant point here is a long period of organizational preparation before actual implementation of DevOps.
Here is the summary of the steps.
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