As a career ops guy, when the term 'DevOps' started to take hold and garner attention, I was understandably skeptical. I've spent many years faced with development teams and projects that made no attempt to consider how an application or product would be supported once it was released and in production. The idea of allowing developers to push code directly into production, while simultaneously 'helping' operations staff to better understand their methodologies, gave me the impression that, once again, the business was missing the boat on why operations exists, and why it is so important to segregate the developer from the production environment.
Development and Operations. They’re like burgers and fries. Or fish and chips. Or anything that goes with fries (can you tell we like fries?).