Accelerate Time To Market With Quicker Development And Continuous Delivery
DevOps is a collaborative functional workflow that emphasizes the communication between software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals (operations). By bridging development and operations, the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes is automated and workflow efficiency is enhanced. The goal is to establish a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software, can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably.
Conventional organizations are often compartmentalized or set up into divisions and departments with very little cross-departmental integration between Development and IT Operations teams. The objective of DevOps is to promote a set of processes and methods to foster communication and collaboration between development, QA, and IT operations. DevOps is a highly integrative approach that helps organizations and businesses accelerate time to market and deliver services quickly as required by users.
In a conventional software release process setup, the development team builds and tests code in their isolated environment and releases it to an operations team for production. When two or multiple teams work separately with little to no communication, it poses a challenge for the development team in terms of transparency and awareness of operational complexities like infrastructure, configuration, deployment, log management, and performance monitoring. This compartmentalization between development and operations can slow down the production releases. The DevOps approach makes development and operations work together seamlessly.
By applying appropriate DevOps tools and principles, the process of development and delivery is automated and reduces the complexity of version control, configuration management, continuous integration, deployment, and continuous performance monitoring. This disciplined alignment in workflow enables organizations to deliver new releases in days rather than in months. DevOps not only improves the reliability of the application, but increases team efficiency and gives a competitive edge to the organizations.
DevOps uses practices, methods and a technology stack which helps teams operate and evolve quickly. These practices enable our experts to work independently and accomplish tasks at a higher velocity. Some benefits of DevOps include:
- Configuration management
- Source code management
- Continuous integration