DevOps – transforming the tech industry

The days of development and operations teams working alone are over. DevOps is a combination of ‘development’ and ‘operations’. It describes new business structures, practices, and culture. As a result, it changes the way technological firms work and adapt to modern-day issues.

It aligns both departments, so their mindsets become one. Accordingly, this improves the customer experience and response to business needs. It balances innovation with security.


The benefits of DevOps


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Companies that incorporate these practices get more done – it’s that simple. They are one single team of cross-functional members working together. Because of this, they deliver with maximum speed, functionality, and innovation. This is what businesses now want and need to remain competitive leaders in their field.


There are technical benefits:

  • Continuous software delivery
  • Faster problem resolution
  • Less management complexity


There are business benefits:

  • Faster delivery of features
  • Improves communication
  • More innovation time


There are also cultural benefits:

  • Happier, more engaged, and more productive teams
  • More and better professional development opportunities


More companies are recognising the benefits of removing the barriers that separate development and operations. As a result, recruiting DevOps skills has become critical.


DevOps and the changing workforce


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Sometimes, DevOps means different things to different people. This means finding the right fit is very specific. However, there are some standard requirements, such as experience with:


  • Amazon Web Services
  • Automation
  • Development
  • Linux
  • Tools like Puppet and Chef
  • Programming languages like Ruby and Python


A vast array of skills is needed to work in DevOps. This makes jobs very attractive to creative and intelligent minds. Those changing their structure towards DevOps will receive workers that add massive value.


DevOps in the future


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While it was once a rarity, it is now part of mainstream operations. It is coming into its own, as Gartner said, predicting that by 2016 25% of Global 2000 companies would embrace DevOps. According to Forrester, 2018 is to be the year of Enterprise DevOps. Companies in the early stages are implementing it across their whole business. Their data showed that 50% of businesses are implementing DevOps. As a result, it is estimated to have various future benefits including:


Increasing the pace of new innovative technology hitting the market. For example, AR allows consumers to try before they buy. Wayfair is an example of an early adopter. Their customers can view furniture in their home digitally before they order.


Improving security. Threats to data security are never-ending. Many companies realise that DevOps are a great way to reduce risk. They can help them test and integrate the best security tools. This protects the entire network, as well as providing real-time visibility and control.


The inclusion of DevOps into businesses is only going to grow. More companies will come to realise the benefits of a combined, collaborative team for their productivity and creativity.

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