The notion of devops means that you’re streamlining the movement of applications from the point of need to production. It matters not if you’re changing or improving applications or building new ones.
Of course, devops arose around the rise of cloud computing, and that’s no mystery. Cloud computing provides a point of central deployment using a shared consumption model. So, devops, fits well into that model considering that you’re consistently developing and deploying applications around the notion of continuous improvement.
However, what’s more interesting is not the fact that devops is a nice way to leverage the value of cloud computing; it’s the fact that devops should be systemic to all that is cloud for most, if not all, enterprises. Indeed, I’m rarely working on a cloud migration project that does not have a devops component. Either the company is building a new devops organization and processes at the same time, or it is improving existing ones. Enterprises are getting it—or have already got it.