DevOps is a term that combines ‘Development’ and ‘Operations’, and it refers to ‘development team’ and ‘operation team’. DevOps is a process where development and operations team comes all together to increase the value of the system and the business. It aims to deliver to the user promptly and properly.
But the relationship between development (Dev) and operation (Ops) team is often in conflict. The role of Dev is to develop new functions that can be conveniently used by users, while Ops have a role of stably operating the currently running systems and services.
However, the ultimate goal that Dev and Ops are aiming is not only to enhance the convenience of users through the system and services that use them but also to share the value more appropriately and promptly to users.
Although DevOps is an effective development method to improve the quality of products, it seems that failures have been successive in companies introducing DevOps. It is said that the major cause is not focusing on organization culture.
Benefits and Value of DevOps
Faster Result – Ensure faster time-to-market/delivery times that improve return on investment (ROI). DevOps is essentially the use of Agile standards, and in this manner the final product is a quicker advancement of programming, guaranteeing more frequent delivery.
Improve collaboration between teams (Business / Dev / Ops) – Today, more than ever before, development teams need to break down their inter-departmental silos. The teams now have to collaborate and communicate in a dynamic, round the clock environment. DevOps improve business agility by providing communication, integration and mutual collaboration across globally collocated teams in an IT organization.
Reduce Risk & Facilitate Deployment – DevOps practice consists of collaborative culture and automation of packaging, deployment, monitoring, and management, bringing consistency and speed on pushing new code and updating the production environment. Coupled with continuous learning, the DevOps team can identify, eliminate most of the cause of the problem, ensure a more robust, reasonable, repeatable, mature release process, ensuring software deployment without problems.
Faster Recovery – DevOps practices can be quickly diagnosed and restored, even if the code is corrupted or causes downtime in a production environment. With significant automation and monitoring accelerating the bulk of the release and management processes, the DevOps team can quickly collaborate to track down, identify the sources of defects, roll back changes and fix problems.
Improve Customer Satisfaction and Product / Market Fit – Releasing functions and bug fixes quickly and reliably not only improves reactivity and improves customer satisfaction, but also enables you to get feedback quickly and to concentrate more quickly on what features customers are most looking for being connected.
Comparison of DevOps and Conventional Approaches – DevOps brings different ideas and new processes to software organizations.
Improve Productivity – Because DevOps creates a user-friendly environment, one can quickly find bugs and specification errors. Reduction in time required for revision and wasteful development effort can be reduced, development becomes more efficient, productivity also improves.
Facilitating information sharing – By managing the services in cooperation with the development staff, operation manager, and quality control staff, the three parties can cooperate and proceed with development together. Since it is possible to share necessary information, it is possible to develop it assuming a production environment. In addition, it reduces the delivery period from development to operation and realizes smooth system operation.
Distribution of Risk – Since DevOps is small in scale, there are few changes and risks are divided. The smaller the risk is divided, the easier it is to deal with, making it easier to find bugs and faults. As a result, high quality can be maintained, which leads to reliability. Also, since there are few changes, we can reduce the rate of defects itself and add new functions quickly.
- Stable/reliable operating environments.
- Early location and quicker revision of defects that gives the best administrations and robust features that must be delivered to clients.