Corporate Advantages of Implementing DevOps for Your Organization
‘The Agile Admin’ defines DevOps as “the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.” There are many reasons why organizations choose to move to DevOps. These are the six reasons that make businesses transition towards DevOps:
The elimination of knowledge transfer between departments: When one DevOps team maintains the entire lifecycle, it becomes responsible for all aspects pertaining to it. This results in a better quality of software and maintenance is ensured since the DevOps teams understand why something has been developed a certain way.
Decentralized responsibility [towards the team]: Allowing the team to adapt towards the needs of the products that they maintain facilitates better ideas for improvement and maintenance due to their previous experience.
Agile processes throughout the entire application lifecycle: Organizations can achieve even quicker time to market for new functionality and products when the entire application lifecycle is fully agile.
Ops is no longer ‘just’ to keep things running: When issues come up, the DevOps team has the ability to listen to the users and implement the needed functionality or fixes.
Reduced cost and risk after the deployment: The same team that developed the functionality is involved in the go-live, and support during the crucial moments. No transfer of data ensures negation of errors post deployment or resulting out of data handover.
Continuous organizational automation: The DevOps teams are constantly trying to improve and speed up the most time-consuming processes. This results in faster and more reliable delivery of functionality after every release.