DevOps is a word made up of two words – development and operation. However, it is more than just a set of processes that coordinate to merge the development teams and processes to complement software development.
The prime objective behind its widespread popularity is that it lets enterprises create and improve their products in a much faster way. So, without any further ado, let us have a look at some of the benefits associated with DevOps.
Improved communication and collaboration
It enhances the software development culture as the combined teams are much happier and more productive. In such an environment, the prime focus is on the performance rather than individual goals.
Now the development team need not ‘turn over’ the application to operations and wait to see what happens next. Also, the operations team need not wait for the other team to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
More stable deployments
Now that your operation team has a better understanding of what’s going on with your database, problems are less likely to arise. They will also be familiar with the system architecture when they work along with the development team before deploying the application.
With DevOps, all of the team members are better equipped to address and fix the issues faster. The result of this collaboration is the synergy and products that very well suit your customer’s need and requirements.
Reduced costs with shorter development phases
DevOps shortens the development cycle causing 60% faster delivery as compared to an application built using traditional software approaches such as the waterfall model, etc. Not only that, it reduces the costs considerably as the development teams need 35% fewer resources and 30% less IT costs.
More time for innovation
Another reason why DevOps is important is that it allows more time for innovating. Your business will get more time for brainstorming and coming up with new ideas in the work schedule. To sum up, your business will grow and succeed faster.
The top companies across the globe allow their people to innovate and try out different ways of achieving better results.
Is a DevOps approach for everyone?
It is not an easy question to answer! Undoubtedly, DevOps is a great approach for (online) companies to innovate and grow. The ‘time to time market’ is shortened which means a huge financial benefit. But that does not mean it is right for every situation or project.
In some cases, DevOps will slow you down and waterfall seems to be the better option. Therefore, you have to consider various factors such as the objective, budget, your teams, and tools, etc. before implementing DevOps.
DevOps can be seen as a good approach for national as well as large scale projects. This will accelerate new services through continuous improvement. It makes sure that investment in cloud infrastructure, analytics and data management do not go in vain.
However, you must do complete research before deciding to implement DevOps in your project. DevOps may prove to be a major blow to your dream of achieving true success.