What’s possible with DevOps?
The DevOps way of software development introduces significant improvements to traditional app development and IT infrastructures. Integrating DevOps into your business model helps you become more agile and prepared for the future.
Being agile is one of the most valuable characteristics modern businesses need to work towards. The global health crisis has highlighted the importance of the ability to quickly pivot and react to changing market demand and supply.
DevOps introduces various mechanics, best practices, and technologies that help decouple workflows and processes, leading to greater independence. At the same, it introduces the right platforms that synergize the development team with the operations team - meaning your teams will work together, instead of against each other.
With DevOps not only are you able to quickly shift resources and manpower to cope up with changing demand and traffic, but you’re also fulfilling the shifted demand with the help of an IT infrastructure that works more like an assembly line and reduces the time it takes for code to go from testing to production.
Implementing DevOps optimally reduces the time it takes to deploy software updates and patches by up to 208 times.
Easier remote development
Your business requires a robust and frequently updated infrastructure to create and maintain your competitive edge. To do this, you need a workforce that can work from anywhere. In other words, modern businesses need to enable and embrace remote development.
A flexible workforce is the future and DevOps brings the right tools and technologies to make it easier.
With DevOps, developers, engineers, and administrators can work together in an infrastructure architected for more effective collaboration with tools such as CI/CD pipelines, loosely-coupled services, automation, and more.
Greater Success Rate
DevOps significantly increases the frequency of code deployments - but it does so, without increasing the number of failures. In fact, it achieves quite the opposite.
With an optimal implementation of DevOps and solutions like canary deployments and limited rollouts,
companies can expect a
7x lower change failure rate.
Another major improvement introduced to your overall IT system is increased resilience. DevOps focuses on improving your infrastructure’s ability to fend off attacks and system failures. On the off chance, a major bug does make it out of the CI/CD pipeline, the loosely coupled architecture ensures its impact is isolated.
Quick Incident Recovery
Our goal with DevOps is to mitigate the risks of failures but as of right now, it is impossible to completely eliminate the possibility of an unfavorable incident.
That’s why along with taking every step possible to ensure all changes and updates go out without a hitch. But when incidents do occur, the DevOps mechanics and failsafe options ensure the problems are resolved almost instantaneously.
Companies with optimal implementation of DevOps tools and solutions are 2,604 times faster at recovering from incidents than those who are not utilizing DevOps.
An entire subfield of DevOps, DevSecOps is dedicated to introducing better security measures to your IT infrastructure. A range of debugging and monitoring tools along with comprehensive automated testing significantly reduce security concerns and vulnerabilities in code.
As a result, companies with high-performing DevOps implementations spend 50% less time resolving security issues than those who are not utilizing DevOps correctly.
DevOps is a mindset
DevOps isn’t a tool you can purchase or a single practice you can implement. DevOps is a major shift in the way software is developed. DevOps bridges the gap that has emerged between the code and the users and helps companies take advantage of the synergies that result in the development and operations teams working together.
However, not everyone implements DevOps correctly. DevOps requires not only technological changes but also a change in the company’s mindset culture in how software is created. The extent and scope of these changes depend on individual companies.
Explore the right way to implement DevOps in your company and the advantages that come with it.
DevOps solutions for your business
A DevOps implementation is done with the help of a number of best practices, technologies, and tools.
The Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Pipelines are the core of any DevOps enabled business. You can think of CI/CD pipelines as an assembly line for your software development efforts. On one side of the pipeline is the development team that writes and tests the code before sending it over the other side - the operations team. The operations team does further testing before deploying the changes to the production environment and sending back feedback to the development team. All of these actions happen simultaneously and sometimes multiple times a day.
Each completed cycle in the CI/CD pipeline indicates a successful deployment. However, completing dozens of deployments each week requires specialized automation. D3V DevOps engineers automate numerous tasks in the CI/CD pipelines such as comprehensive testing, security checks, debugging, monitoring, logging, and more. This frees up significant time for your teams that they can divert to innovation - another key aspect of the DevOps methodology.
Monitoring the health and performance of your app is a critical aspect and responsibility of your IT teams - DevOps helps mitigate human errors while at the same time increasing the overall speed and comprehensiveness of monitoring. The Google Cloud ecosystem has dozens of cloud monitoring tools that we use, along with custom dashboards and protocols to ensure your developers stay on top of every change in your app.
Infrastructure as a Code
Cloud vendors like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) open an entire world of possibilities by giving developers complete control of system resources with the Infrastructure-as-a-Code (IaaS) delivery model. IaaS allows developers to define cloud resources the way they want. set up custom virtual machines, and use containers to make infrastructure a part of your application and not a separate entity. This also helps ensure that your code runs reliably in different environments.
Finding the right DevOps Partner
D3V Tech is home to DevOps engineers, cloud migration officers, and cloud-certified developers that specialize in the Google Cloud Platform. We help legacy businesses migrate to the cloud without any form of vendor lock. We also help companies shift away from other cloud vendors reliably and with the least amount of disruption to end-users.
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