In the histories of mankind, there are several lessons buried deep in manuscripts, in documents appended by famous men and women and in folklores and tales that have passed down from one generation to the other. Be it the National Freedom Struggle or the protest against Apartheid, there has been something common about every great turning point in the human life.
We have synergized our faiths, our hopes, our dreams and our lives too in order to bring about a change for the better. Synergy has been the key to some of the greatest achievements in all history. Even today, when technological advancements are the rockets that are ushering us into a better tomorrow, it is still the foundation of cooperation and sync that propels the rocket of technology into the tomorrow we have dreamt of. With this idea in mind, DevOps model has been brought into practice.
All About Devops (Development And Operations)
In layman terms, DevOps is a movement. It is a cultural practice building on tools and philosophies that facilitate faster delivery of applications and services at a high velocity. The php software development cycle consists of software development and software operations. In the former stage, there are processes like designing, coding and testing et cetera. Once all of this is done, the IT operations, consisting of processes and services, include administrative work, support for hardware and software et cetera.
Now, traditionally these two departments are disjoint, however under the DevOps model, both the departments are synergized so that there is a cross-functional mode of working. It enhances the speed of delivery by reducing the time between committing a change to a system and the change being put into normal production.
How Businesses Can Use Devops
The practice of DevOps is not only restricted to the technological domain. It can be used in any area and profession. If you are a business man or have just started something of your own, DevOps model is the best choice out there. In businesses, you need to be quick and efficient with your services. One lousy day, and you could end up losing several clients and customers. Nobody wants that! With this practice being implemented in your company, you can ensure quality and security as well because most of the times, these are integrated too.
What Makes Devops Special?
DevOps is about business agility and non-stop delivery. A lot of industry experts have tried this model and have positively commented on its worthiness. Here is a list of benefits that accrue to businesses when they use DevOps.
Higher Release Velocity: Due to the shorter development cycle, there is an increase in the frequency of application onboarding. This task traditionally used to take 3-6 months but now is being performed on a daily and even hourly basis though DevOps.
Shorter Development Life Cycle: The vision with which DevOps was developed was to shorten the development life cycle by enhancing the collaboration, communication and partnership among the two originally ‘siloed’ departments. With the realization of this vision, the development cycle has benefitted in a large magnitude.
Digital Transformation: DevOps uses newer technologies such as Cloud, Mobile et cetera for operating which in turn magnifies the employee’s productivity, quality and experience. This way of altering the digital services is bringing about a digital transformation for the better.
Aligns Business And It: With the introduction of DevOps, the demarcation in principles and tools that can be applied in business and IT has blurred. The use of agility and innovation by IT can help businesses to increase competitiveness and results. DevOps perfectly aligns the two together.
Enhanced Defect Detection: The agile programming methodology enables collaboration, iterative development and modular programming. With these, larger codebases are broken into smaller manageable features. Due to this break-up, it becomes very easy to detect defective codes.
Reduction Of Rollbacks: DevOps takes into account operational viewpoint as well. As already mentioned above, the increased defect detection largely reduced the number of pre and post deployment issues and simultaneously reduces the number of rollbacks.
Lesser Recovery Time: No matter how many safeguards you put into place, failures are a part and parcel of the game. Even in the case of a failure, the recovery time is very less in DevOps compared to a traditional IT environment. In DevOps, the development teams understand the work profile of an operations team member and therefore there is greater efficiency in implementing the changes for recovery.
Ideas Galore: The secret to growth is newness and originality. Businesses constantly need to keep growing and for that, they need to be creative and come up with out of the box ideas. The principles of agility and velocity, keep the IT on its feet in order to create this ambience of innovation for the businesses.
As a race, humans have always persevered to replace obsolete with efficient. DevOps, similarly, has tried to infuse speed and newness in a system that was slow and manual. The biggest benefit outlining this practice is reliability. Every enterprise that has adopted DevOps, has become an ardent fan of this model.
Once you start using DevOps, you’ll become one too.