Does DevOps drive cloud? This is one of the technology-driven debates buzzing amidst the software world these days. #DevOps is trending on Twitter and that too along with #Cloud and #CloudComputing. Needless to say, there is a heightened interest among many, like you and me, for these IT buzzwords. To add to it, many industry experts say, DevOps is dictating a new approach to cloud development.
With the increased adoption of cloud, many software companies are experiencing a transition from being product-oriented to service oriented. Earlier, these companies used to develop products and hand it over to customers, but now, they also take care of the operations after the product has been delivered. To this end, the cloud has come out as a clear winner, as it makes service delivery along with product delivery a breeze.
Many companies are now more focused on offering astounding customer experiences as well. Even though DevOps is all about communication, collaboration, integration, automation, and cooperation, it is more than just a set of tools or collaboration. It is an outlook that helps companies prioritizes great products and great customer experiences over complex processes. It enables cautious product development as well as operations.
Together these factors have led to the exponential growth of DevOps on the cloud. More so, DevOps’ inherent nature to identify interdependence of different teams in developing software and finally executing and maintaining it is now recognized wide and far. Right from software development to quality assurance, this approach defines an effective process. It bolsters communication, collaboration, and integration between software developers and IT operations.
Thus, DevOps being aligned to cloud ensures efficiency. Therefore, it is a plus.
Besides, the software industry is quickly moving towards extreme IT service delivery agility and innovation at a supersonic rate. To cope up with the fast moving world, companies need to fasten their pace, shorten work cycles, and increase delivery efficiency. To achieve these, DevOps gives a boost. It recognizes the interdependence of software development and IT operations and helps software companies produce software and IT services more rapidly, with frequent iterations.
Cloud, Agile development, and DevOps: Paving the Way for Extreme Digital Disruption
According to Forrester, enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2016 and will do so again in 2017. While it’s adoption has increased, knowing how to use it to achieve digital disruption is the key? Well, it’s simple. Tie cloud computing with agile development and follow the DevOps approach.
So, for the cloud-DevOps-agile combo to work like a charm, there are few core objectives that needs sheer attentiveness. First, there should be a continuous process. This process must include all aspects of development, testing, staging, deployment, and operations. Second, the parts of the process must be completely automated from the very beginning, including self- and auto-provisioning resources in the cloud. Also, the deployment platform of applications on the cloud must support unlimited provisioning of resources via the cloud.
“If Cloud is an instrument, DevOps is the musician that plays it,” said someone once. And we totally agree!
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Editor’s Note: This post is an adaption and update of our previously published blog, ‘Does DevOps Drive Cloud?’
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