It’s an age that is witnessing a dramatic increase in the dependency on cloud infrastructure for companies to stay at par with modern demands with respect to both products and services. Consequently, it has become essential for organizations to maintain fluency in performance and processes that define their existence in the competitive market. In order to achieve such goals, businesses had to find a solution that would withstand the test of time.
A steady combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools, DevOps holds the ability to enhance the development and delivery processes of organizations, and with additional speed! As the name suggests, DevOps came into being by not just merging the words ‘development’ and ‘operations’ but also comprehending an actual cultural shift to bridge the development and operation teams. Simply put, DevOps is a key that unlocks complex, manual processes involving error-prone interaction and simplifies them into testable, measurable, and scalable approaches.
It solves human problems with automated solutions.
In fact, it breaks the taboo of sticking to traditional development and management processes and encourages the implementation of fast-paced solutions. To further understand its cultural significance, let us peek at the various pros that DevOps brings to the table.
Accelerated workflow with improved collaboration
Under a DevOps model, development, quality assurance, security, and operations teams are no longer isolated as separate sects. Instead, they are closely integrated, making it more feasible to communicate with each other across the application lifecycle. Some models involve the merging of development and operations into a single unit where programmers can work across the entire lifecycle and hone skills across various functional areas. That, of course, depends largely on the project at hand.
When teams start to utilize automated processes, work gets done in a higher momentum. DevOps stimulates the usage of tools and technology stacks to operate as well as modify applications for quality results in a shorter stipulated time. For instance, when deploying code or operating infrastructure, team members can independently fulfill their tasks without having to rely on other teams.
Creation of reliable & scalable solutions
Implementation of DevOps allows organizations to upscale their infrastructure and development processes for a speedy delivery without compromising on quality. Hence, it ensures a positive experience for end-users. While implementing changes, practices like continuous integration and continuous delivery help maintain functionality and security across.
Continuous integration lets programmers share and merge code in a central location for seamless collaboration while with continuous delivery, software changes are automatically delivered and implemented as soon as they’re made. Such practices can be monitored and logged for real-time analysis and creating consistency in the workflow. And since improvements are executed swiftly, the development team can move on to focus on other problems.
Security in the digital environment
DevOps models can be adopted without renouncing security. And that, perhaps, is too crucial in a world driven by data and the Internet. But how? By integrating automated compliance policies, fine-grained controls, and configuration management techniques within the cloud infrastructure.
When the infrastructure is defined by code, it is easy to be monitored at scale and reconfigured when deemed necessary. It also becomes less of a hassle when companies wish to make changes in resources since non-pliable resources can be automatically flagged or brought into compliance.
Be it any industry, software has truly changed the world and become a fundamental part of businesses across the globe. Brands extend their online services to consumers through software. Brands also use software to create new products, enhance operation value chains, and drive logistics. The upward spiraling population curve along with its dynamic consumption patterns is directing businesses to find more sense in process automation — to revamp how they design, curate, and deliver solutions, be it a product or a service. Enter DevOps!
Originally published on Coditas Blog