The digital tidal wave has spurred a sea change in terms of bringing development and operations out of their siloes and into alignment with the rest of the organization. DevOps, a close companion to Agile, is one of the keys to making IT a relevant partner for improving business agility.
Despite years of talk in the IT industry about breaking down siloes between various technology groups, the collaboration between application developers and IT operations is often described as “throwing over the fence” into production. This means a virtual wall stands between these two groups which hinders true collaboration. This is where DevOps comes in.
The primary goal of DevOps is making changes on-the-go to reliable and performing production software (continuous integration services) instead of in a Test environment. However, this practice results in conﬂicting goals for the Developers and Operation Engineers as each one views the other as the source of the problem. The two groups historically have worked in silos. However, today, disruptive trends such as mobility, big data, cloud and social are driving demand for quality apps and services. And that too at a faster rate than traditional approaches can accommodate.
Need for DevOps
The speciﬁc goals of a DevOps approach can span the entire delivery pipeline. It includes improved deployment frequency leading to faster time-to-market, lower failure rate of new releases, shortened lead-time between ﬁxes and faster mean time to recovery - in the event of a new release crashing or otherwise disabling the current system. Using a DevOps approach can make simple processes increasingly programmable and dynamic which in turn maximizes predictability, efficiency, security and maintainability of operational processes.
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DevOps as I perceive it
Someone asked me, are you replacing operations teams with development by implementing devOps? And I said, they are getting wed by means of it. In typical software development projects, most of the time is spent on feature development. And there is no time to address IT operations issues. Shortcuts are then taken in defining, creating, and testingRead More