Innovation brings the world people hardly imagine before. Every company is trying their best to release various product to satisfy customers’ needs or realize their ideas. No matter to realize an idea for an app or a feature on a website, it has highly relied on the Development, Quality Assurance and Operation department in a company.It is not surprising that product innovation and the efficiency of go-to-market are highly correlated to the collaboration between these departments. In the past, they were manually connected, and conflict existed. But now, DevOps is launched, and it helps a lot for innovation in a company.
What is DevOps?
People will ask: What is DevOps? Is it a tool? DevOps is a term combined by Development and Operations and it is the latest evolution in a history of changes to software development. In fact, in an accurate way, DevOps is a philosophy. It is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market. (Click to know IT performance with DevOps.) By enabling DevOps culture in enterprise, continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) can be introduced and built up in an enterprise.
Goals of DevOps?
The framework of CALMS is often used to illustrate the concept of DevOps and here
are the five pillars:
- Culture: DevOps promotes the culture of shared responsibility.
- Automation: Team members seek out ways to automate as many tasks as possible and make them SOP which makes the process become easier.
- Lean: Cost, processing time length, etc. will be reduced with DevOps
- Measurement: Recording the statistics, for example bugs, logs, which is all the data in the whole process makes what the company should improve visualize.
- Sharing: Ongoing communication between development and operations
departments is encouraged.
Technology has changed the world, from shopping to entertainment to banking. Software no longer merely supports a business; rather it becomes an integral component of every part of a business. DevOps aims to maximize the predictability, efficiency, security and maintainability of operational processes across the entire delivery pipeline. An improved deployment frequency can increase speed to market, lower failure rate of new releases, shorten the lead time between fixes and improve time to recovery in the event of a new release crashing or disabling the current system.