A brief introduction to DevOps
DevOps could basically define as association between developers and other IT(information-technology) professionals. In the software developing process, usage of different operating systems causes, complications and makes the process slower.
DevOps aims building a culture and collaborative working area where establishing, iterating and releasing software can happen faster, more efficient.
In large enterprises, collaboration and communication can be serious problem because employees could be working at different locations even distributed globally or teams could be using different technology stacks(multiple platforms). These problems cause waste of time and the solution lays in two necessary components: a change in culture and the establishment of an environment that enables DevOps. This environment should dress communication, collaboration, automation.
The Area of Usage and The Benefits of DevOps on the market
The relationship between development and operation are quite like a pendulum. In order to have the best quality of work, association of development team and operation team is vital. The increasing number of clients, servers, and the difficulty of managing all of it, pointed to the need for simplified and more standardized mechanisms. DevOps culture aims to minimize the time consumption of development and deployment. With this culture, software process becomes more simple in various ways such as communication, automating and testing.
Testing before the launch, makes the product better; so tighter release cycles are essential to fit more iterations into an oft-fixed release calendar. DevOps provides a testing area where the iteration of the product could be examined during the software development process instead of testing it in final project. This makes the software development process more efficient and hinders the time wasted.
The notion of automating parts of builds, testing, and deployment have been with us for longer, but tying them all together and controlling them via external tools to produce a unified, highly automated pipeline is a clear step forward. With DevOps culture well automated processes occur and it provides a better quality in the final product. It also reduces the risk of error in the deployment operation.
Automating repeatable processes like integration, build, test, and deployment radically cuts the time to move from programming to final product.Large enterprises pay close attention to the time that their employees’ spend on a project and they also regard customer satisfaction. With a culture like DevOps the time that engineers spend on a project decreases thus the enterprises can implement more projects in a specific time period. DevOps also provide easier testing after deployment period which will result in a better products hence customer satisfaction increases. Regarding all the reason aforementioned, it could easily be seen that the enterprises that adjust to the DevOps culture increases their profits.
Many organizations are in the process of implementing DevOps or are planing to reserve budget to do so in the near future. It can easily be seen that the change is very important and inevitable but the problem is actually in adjusting present working system with this new technology.