Avoid three silos

It can be quite tricky and it can happen very quickly that you create a third DevOps silo between Development & Operations.

If you want to build DevOps team(s) and aim to abolish the traditional silos of Development & Operations, try to avoid creating three silos instead.

Anti-Type: THREE silos instead of TWO

It may happen that you accidentally divide the responsibility strictly into 3 parts:

Avoid three silos - Dev, Ops & DevOps

“We, you and them” mindset in “three silos” environment can cause even more BLAME than before.

Application delivery and its maintenance is time consuming and inefficient!


  • responsible for coding apps


  • resposible for building & maintaining development/staging environments, running & monitoring apps there


  • resposible for building & maintaining production environment, running & monitoring apps there

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