The world and its industries have been transformed by the internet and software. From being a mere cog in the supporting structure of a business to become an integral part of it, software is how companies interact with their customers through online services and applications on a host of devices.
But amidst cutthroat competition, companies and businesses must evolve and change how they build and deliver software. DevOps is one way of staying above and ahead of the curve. Here’s why.
What is DevOps?
The DevOps model is a way of stepping away from and ahead of the traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. Organizations use DevOps to combine cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increase their ability to deliver services and applications at a high velocity. This allows them to evolve and improve products at a higher pace to serve their customers better and claim a leading edge over their competition.
How DevOps works?
As the name alludes, instead of working independently of each other, the development and operations teams are merged into a single team. They work as a single unit during the entire applications lifecycle, with engineers working all the way from development and test to deployment to operations in some cases. However, when security becomes a major focus factor within a DevOps team, it is referred to as DevSecOps.
Teams in the DevOps model speed up the historically manual and slow processes by automation and other practices. Quick and reliable operation and evolution of applications are achieved by the use of technology stack and tooling. Another advantage of this model is it allows engineers to accomplish tasks independently that traditionally would have required assistance from other teams.
Advantages of DevOps
DevOps is all about speed, letting organizations move at a higher velocity for faster innovation to customers, better adaptability to changing markets, and ultimately higher efficiency in accomplishing business results.
- Rapid Delivery
DevOps allow teams and organizations to release new features and fix bugs at a much higher rate, responding to customer’s needs effectively and building competitive advantage using tools like continuous integration and continuous delivery to automate software release dates.
Delivering changes rapidly increases the possibility of omissions and errors. DevOps keeps the process reliable in the functionality and safety of each change by the use of practices like continuous integration and continuous delivery.
DevOps can be used to manage and operate an organization’s infrastructure and development processes at scale. Reduced risk due to automation and consistency allows reliable scalability, and with infrastructure as code, development, testing, and production environment becomes repeatable and more efficient.
DevOps is at the core of the services offered by BayInfotech, a software development company that aims to help its clients not just be prepared for the future, but equipped to make it.