Benefits of DevOps
The modern market is full of twists and turns that require flexibility and the ability to adapt to ever-changing requirements.
“Agility” can best describe what it takes to be competitive in the modern world. You simply will not get anywhere if you cannot adjust accordingly to the competition and bend it to your benefit.
This is true for most industries, especially in software development. Cue DevOps.
If you are thinking about launching a product, agility is the means to tangible results: work processing speed, new feature implementation, team efficiency, product optimization, and so on.
Basically, being agile is a strategic advantage for the product in both the short run and the long run. DevOps implementation is one way to be more flexible and adaptable, thus more competitive.
What is DevOps?
DevOps is a cross-functional approach to the process. DevOps model is a combination of two distinct parts of the software development process – development and operations (infrastructure management).
Basically, it is a result of streamlining the organization to make it more flexible, dynamic, and, ultimately, more effective.
This streamlining is necessary due to ever-growing, sprawling organizations that use too many resources and decrease the overall flexibility of the development team.
DevOps is more of a mindset than anything else. It is about tight collaboration, being on the same page, and having a common goal — improving every element of the product and reacting as fast as possible to emerging situations and changing requirements.
Why is DevOps is needed?
Two words – mobility and flexibility. Customer feedback and testing is a big deal when it comes to making a good product that will outlast the initial splash.
Because of that, it makes sense to adapt to keep the product adequate and capable of doing its work. However, it is not exactly the easiest thing to pull off due to long iteration cycles and scaling large teams to the cause.
The main tasks of DevOps engineers are to make sure the software works, from both the developer’s standpoint and an infrastructure standpoint.
When you implement a DevOps culture, it enables changes to be implemented effectively and on time. The result is an overall better product that does a better job.
Dynamic Iteration Cycle / Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
The biggest benefit of DevOps from a business point of view is obviously the speed of delivery due to significant streamlining and reorganization of the workflow. This process transforms it into being more dynamic and efficient. By making iteration shorter and much more responsive, you avoid the danger of breaking things by moving too fast.
A combination of automation and thorough testing drastically changes the pace while lessening the overall workload. Basically, it means moving faster and in shorter steps i.e. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (aka CI/CD). As such, it allows you to gradually implement small changes that contribute to the whole.
Shorter iterations mean that even if there are some failures, their scope will be much smaller and that means it will be easier to deal with them. The nightmarish notion that everything will break down at once is practically non-existent with this approach.
A Better Environment for Technical Scalability
Scalability is one of the top priorities for any kind of project. If the product can take a load and get on with it, it is a sign that it works well. If not, you know what it means. With the rise of cloud computing, it became a big deal.
DevOps implements certain practices to secure better scalability. Scalability is not just what servers and networks are able to carry on, it also includes the tools that make it happen.
It is important to configure the system in a flexible manner so that when necessary it must be able to increase the resource consumption and scale it down when the load is lesser.
The thing with these tools is that they need continuous optimization changes in server, bandwidth, and storage capacity.
One of the most obvious benefits of implementing DevOps principles is a significant streamlining of communications. It is always a good thing when everyone is on the same page and every member of the team can contribute to the process.
Since collaboration and communication are at the center of the DevOps approach — implementation of it sets up a much more creative environment that can positively affect the quality of the product.
For instance, streamlined communication eases getting the team on the same page. It also helps when onboarding new members of the team, and with describing the priorities of the current moment.
DevOps automates certain routine elements of the development process and allows developers to focus on other more demanding and important elements.
DevOps Process Means Better Team Scalability
As a direct result of tighter communication, team scalability makes a significant leap forward. Most of the time, people need some time to get acquainted with the project. When the DevOps approach is implemented right, it shortens the time people need for adjustment because everything works like a well-oiled machine.
Because of that, you do not have to worry about the fact that you face the need to scale your team and it might break the workflow. DevOps makes this process much more efficient and easier.
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