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DevOps-Adoption is nothing too scary

DevOps-Adoption is nothing too scary

Adoption of DevOps has grown by 31% in SMEs and enterprises last year, along with an increase of up to 57% in rate of improvements in the companies resulting from more streamlined levels of collaboration. It is expected to increase at a higher rate this year due to the many benefits DevOps has in store for organizations. Incorporating DevOps in large scale enterprises does not seem as daunting once enterprises experience the resultant elevated experience.

Gene Kim, Author and Researcher at IT Revolution Press, said that “DevOps has enabled high performance by performing thousands of production deployments daily with the help of continuous integration and in-time delivery.”

Is Adopting DevOps a Good Option?

DevOps is not just a framework but an ideology, a culture of working together and sharing a common objective of bringing the design, development, and operations teams together to eliminate constraints and significantly reduce time to market.

Previously, the concept of working in an IT firm was an isolated one where programmers wrote codes for building products and then a different set of coders tested it for the production environment. Here, the production and marketing teams had little to no knowledge about coding or product’s infrastructure. However, DevOps has drastically evolved business processes and infrastructure by changing the concept of organization in an IT firm and of peer interaction. This framework helps in creating optimal practices and is substantially different from traditional set of principles.

It will be right to conclude that DevOps is a culture of automating, measuring, and sharing resources to increase efficiencies throughout a software development process, which will prove to be the best option in a long run.

Getting started on DevOps adoption journey?

Two things have to be prioritized in the world of technology. First is to deliver the most valuable product features and second is to deliver them quickly. So, ideally, these steps should be followed to adopt Dev Ops in an organization:

  1. Choose your objectives wisely. Consider areas of development, testing, APIs, product management and product marketing. In this context, a software expert says: “Everybody needs to be measured against the same goal.”
  2. Identify weak points and bottlenecks in the design product or software cycle and work ways of improvement around it. This also helps in reducing the downtime which is obviously a value addition to the business.

Following is a high level perspective of implementation to maximize the business potential.

What to Keep in Mind while Adopting DevOps

Following is a high level perspective of implementation to maximize the business potential.

  • Slow releases of software versions
  • Revision control problems
  • Scaling up resources issue arise for the Stack application
  • A single platform is used for multiple deployments, etc.

DevOps may still be a mystery to some organizations, but in the next few years, it is expected to become ubiquitous as businesses seek to drive growth, innovation and client service through IT.

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Nauman is an Advisory Business Analyst at Systems Limited with laudable expertise in business analysis, delivery management and client engagement. Apart from blogging about meeting client expectations and business needs, he is passionate to explore and excel at user experience innovation in software for web and mobile.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Systems Limited, or any other entity related to Systems Limited.

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