Organizations from all different industries have begun changing how their IT departments are structured. With the rise of cloud computing, businesses have started to adopt DevOps in combination with cloud systems. DevOps is a philosophy that fosters collaboration between developers and IT operation managers for more efficient and proactive development. The adoption of DevOps has been encouraged by several trends in IT infrastructure.
Updated Business Models
Efficient and proactive software is the new norm for organizations of every type. Amazon, Netflix, and other companies like them have changed traditional business models. SaaS is now the default way of delivering software, which has created a shift towards engagement.
For customers to rely on and favor an organization, they need it to provide certain features. The organization’s platform must be accessible at all times. It needs to be able to scale up and down to match changing traffic levels easily. Quality and security must remain high. To provide a platform with these features for customers, organizations have to have an excellent IT infrastructure. With DevOps, companies have the means to do so.
Microservices is an application architecture approach that breaks down the application into small decoupled units that can be developed, deployed, and scaled individually. Using this approach, developers can speed up production while maintaining quality and cost-efficiency. However, microservices can affect organizational structure. Each microservice is developed independently, requiring small cross-functional teams working separately. The new system puts an immense burden on IT operations, and with the extra support provided by a DevOps environment, the microservices approach becomes more feasible for organizations.
Docker, a set of platform-as-a-service products, provides decoupling between the application runtime and the host OS on the virtual machine. They have caused container adoption to rise tremendously over the past few years by allowing them to become lightweight and portable across cloud environments. Container adoption is another approach that has put more stress on the development and operations teams. With DevOps, both teams can work more efficiently and effectively to meet the container requirements that have become ubiquitous.
DevOps is a movement that can increase efficiency and productivity for both developers and IT operations managers. The adoption of DevOps environments has been encouraged by several industry trends, most of which place more pressure on developers and operations teams. With DevOps, organizations can relieve some of that pressure while continuing to meet the needs of their customers and industries.
How Can AlleoTech Help?
If you’d like to learn more about how AlleoTech can help with your DevOps strategy, reach out to us to speak with one of our DevOps consultants. We are experienced in advising businesses on how to improve the efficiency of their development and operations teams.
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