Why Cloud and DevOps Succeed Together
If you're already using both cloud and DevOps, take a look at how to make them work together.
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Businesses are continuously striving to bring high availability to customers with unmatched application performance, little to zero downtime, and seamless multi-channel experience. Moving to the cloud is one way to achieve these goals. However, even moving to the cloud is not a foolproof survival strategy. They still need agility, cost-savings, and better performance for millions of connected devices. The development and cloud operations must go hand-in-hand to make the most of cloud platforms. Companies missing DevOps on cloud operations or development are not reaping the promises of using cloud platforms.
Cloud and DevOps Are Better Off Together
First, using DevOps engineering (developers and QA teams) can work with the operations team employing a cloud platform. Developers can quickly set up new environments without the help of IT operations. Meanwhile, IT operations can investigate other operations of infrastructure costs, enabling security and dynamics. Cloud is the common language here and thus, connects two different teams.
Second, Cloud and DevOps both have the same purpose of providing speed, agility, and automation to businesses. DevOps stresses on automation and practicing everything continuously. Cloud enables automated provisioning of computing resources, scaling up and down, and usage-based cost. Both try to solve automation issues for companies.
Third, it has the ability to bring in a dramatic shift by providing a centralized platform to test, deploy, automate and putting apps to production for companies using cloud platforms. This was not the case earlier where enterprise legacy systems are prone to outages, less scalability, or loosely-coupled applications. Combining DevOps with the Cloud means better application performance, faster deliveries, and continuous feedback loops. But it is easier said than done!
It is important to follow key best practices of incorporating CloudOps in software delivery, quality and performance.
Security in the Cloud
DevSecOpsis already taking the center stage for companies moving ahead in DevOps journey and now companies are concerned about CloudSecOps. Companies using DevOps in the cloud with new technologies like micro-services containers and others have new security challenges into the overall product architecture.
And it becomes very critical to integrate security from the beginning into the build and test pipelines, abiding by the cloud security best practices like Identity and Access Management, Security Architecture drawing in the application development, and robust compliant practices.
Taking Care of Automated Performance Engineering
Cloud architectures can be complex and can cause unpredictable issues in the workload, every time a new code is being deployed in the environment. Performance tests with Continuous Integration, build and deployment provide a stable performance of cloud applications.
Platform-Agnostic DevOps Tools
Companies that are working on the cloud already know about the cons of getting into vendor lock-in. Choosing DevOps tools from the same cloud vendor you are working with can create a similar situation, but it is not a good idea to choose DevOps tools that work with the single cloud platform. The right set of DevOps tools should be platform-agnostic and must be able to scale as per the requirements.
Cloud has gained popularity because of its high availability and load balancing features that keep the applications running continuously. Continuous Operations can help companies to achieve zero downtime with the ability to run software into the cloud using the right Cloud Management Platform. Monitoring tools that help in achieving continuous everything in the CloudOps.
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