If there was ever a time DevOps was needed, it’s now! With the pandemic affecting businesses around the world, the ability to ‘keep the business moving forward’ is essential. And with a remote workforce greater than ever before, companies need to solutions to maintain their operations. This is where DevOps can help.
Coined by Patrick Debois in 2009, the word DevOps originated from “development” and “operations.” DevOps, a buzzword in the world of developing the IT industry.
As defined by Gartner: “DevOps stands for a change in IT culture, focusing on fast IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes individuals (and culture) and seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams.
DevOps implementation utilizes technology_ especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a lifecycle perspective”.
Practicing DevOps can enhance organizational performance and bring quality outcomes.
Software engineers do software creation, and DevOps engineer does software deployment automation.
What is DevOps?
Are you looking for an easy example to describe DevOps? Like if a new feature is built-in WhatsApp. For example, a new font. The way it will reach all the user’s handsets is automatic. Automating that delivery to the end-user part is the job of DevOps.
Everyone is looking for their software and systems to be developed using the premier delivery process and practices while developing any application, either for web, enterprise, or mobile. To improve the collaboration and reliability of software, procedures, and practices play a significant part in helping developers. For that, it is vital to automate the build and deployment processes.
None other than DevOps is available to assist in the development and operation team’s collaboration. Thus, it will improve the reliability of software through automation. It has the potential to make “end to end agility.”
Advantages of DevOps
DevOps ensures continuous delivery of software without any blockers and quick delivery of features. It allows a smooth process of software release, providing a stable operating environment. With fewer complications, you must get relieved from unreliability.
Introducing DevOps can give more time to engineers for further innovations by reducing their complications of managing things. The processes and practices of DevOps quickly resolve any issue, making the operations team in an area of agility. Customer satisfaction is built when there is prompt and constant delivery of business value.
DevOps saved the team’s precious time invested in improving productivity, making the team more efficient. However, it’s not only about practicing DevOps; nonetheless, fostering it will be more beneficial.
How fostering DevOps can increase market share?
According to a survey where 1900 technical professionals worldwide inspected software delivery performance, categorized the teste into an elite, high, medium, and low category. So, the survey proved that the industries practicing DevOps for the last five years have grown and performed high.
DevOps allow the adaptation to change markets, moving at high speed to be inventive for customers quickly and drive fantastic business results. For instance, microservices and continuous delivery let teams take services and then deliver updates to them faster.
Faster frequency and pace of releases helps the team to innovate and improve their product quickly. The faster you will launch new features and then fix the bugs, the better you can respond to customers’ needs. From build to deploy, practices such as continuous integration and continuous delivery automate the software release process.
Changes to infrastructure and updating the applications can maintain quality for the end-user, who needs a reliable delivery faster. To test the changes, either safe and functional, continuous integration and continuous delivery will help.
Set a scale, a benchmark. This can help you to manage and operate your infrastructure and development process.
Make effective teams that stress upon ownership and accountability. These values are emphasized under DevOps cultural model. The collaboration of development and operational teams saves a lot of time by sharing responsibilities and workflow.
Configuration method techniques and compliance policies are automated under the DevOps model. So, you can quickly adopt security without sacrificing.
How to adopt a DevOps model?
DevOps is all about leaving the traditional mindset and collaborating on the development and operations. However, sticking to DevOps won’t be that easy as it will require a dynamic change in attitude and culture.
The DevOps Practices include communication and collaboration, continuous integration, continuous delivery, monitoring and logging, microservices, and infrastructure as code.
How DevOps help to manage a remote workforce?
DevOps are engineers that have been given the security, integration, and final delivery of the code. They create environments that help you in managing the remote workforce. But they should always look for new tactics, strategies, and tools to give a smooth experience to a remote workforce.
The environmental variables that need to be tested are comparatively lesser when all the users are physically present in the same area. It’s easy to make sure that the hardware and software configurations on their devices are similar.
Things become complicated when users work remotely. There is no assurance of what software and hardware are being used by employees to connect to their job application line.
However, DevOps have made things easier by automated testing, which ensures them about business applications. The employees deploy, and it will manage their work up to the requirement. Then it won’t matter whether what type of devices and configurations employees are using.
The DevOps will shift to a cloud-based management technique.
DevOps helps businesses eliminate the gaps between teams, deliver products faster, and increase efficiency to boost employee’s productivity while working remotely.
Written by: NorbergPublishing for GPMS