Everybody wants to join the DevOps movement. Everybody wants their developers and their operations people to work more closely together and take advantage of greater internal IT harmony with the result of higher agility and a faster time to market. 

But a new study sponsored by Microsoft finds that while everybody wants to adopt DevOps, the cultural barriers between developers and operations are way more of an obstacle to getting there than any shortcomings of technology. The study — conducted by Saugatuck Research and given the lofty title of Why DevOps Matters: Practical Insights — found that overcoming those barriers are both the primary challenge and biggest opportunity for helping customers get there.

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