DevOps Operational Benefits — How Does DevOps Sync Your Operations With Your Business Goals?
For organizations looking to scale their businesses, DevOps is the way to go. DevOps make it feasible for your teams to collaborate, resulting in high-performing teams.
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Every year DevOps market is growing at an exponential rate. Considering the current trend of DevOps adoption, the CAGR is at 24.7%, with an expected market capitalization of $10.3 billion by 2023. In laymen's terms, DevOps's goal is to make it feasible for the development and operations teams to collaborate to optimize performance, reduce errors, improve delivery speed, etc.
However, harnessing DevOps has tons of operational benefits apart from technical benefits. This blog is dedicated to explaining some of the functional benefits of DevOps and how your operations can sync with your business goals.
Organizations following in the footsteps of DevOps ace at controlling the entire delivery chain. Using DevOps, one can have well-defined workflows to manage several crucial business aspects like - infrastructure provisioning, service availability, build releases, security loopholes, etc.
An e-commerce platform known as Nordstorm switched to DevOps from its traditional waterfall approach to quickly release new builds. Earlier, they had 22-28 weeks of lead time. After adopting DevOps, it got cut down to 30 minutes.
Consider a hypothetical situation where your development team is not experienced and aware of modern frameworks. It’s no doubt that your operations will be severely affected in such circumstances. It’s the same with operational synchronization. Your DevOps teams will struggle to modify the security systems without real-time operation synchronization.
Department of Defence for the US had to wait for several years before integrating security software. This means they are not protected from the new threats that have evolved over the years. To curb this menace, DoD knew that it needed to have real-time synchronization of data to ensure a security system that protects against the latest threats. The organization adopted DevOps and managed to accomplish
Reduction of total development time from weeks to days to a mere couple of hours
Real-time synchronization of cyberthreats to the software database
Synchronization of the security operations with the evolving cyberattack
One of the most significant operational benefits of DevOps is Error Detection. With this, you can significantly improve your product's quality and delivery. In addition, modern technology can create customized DevOps-centric systems that can discover issues and provide fixes. DevOps Guru, for example, is an AWS service that assists enterprises with issue detection and provides immediate remedies for increased application availability.
For organizations relying on Amazon API Gateway, AWS function, and Amazon Dynamo DB, you need to monitor error detection in each system. Additionally, manual tests must be integrated to determine the root cause of the issue before the operator can correct it. Furthermore, testing manually consumes a lot of time. All of these processes, however, can be automated using DevOps Guru. With this tool, your development team can see a list of system abnormalities via analytics on the console. In addition, the advice, contextual information, and observations provided by these analytics can help improve the development process.
For organizations looking to scale their businesses, DevOps is the way to go! DevOps make it feasible for your teams to collaborate, resulting in high-performing teams. This blog is dedicated to explaining the operational benefits of using DevOps. Did you find any other attractive operational benefits of DevOps? Let me know in the comments below.
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