The term DevOps has been around for a while now. Most of the companies in tech world are shifting gears and adopting DevOps. So, what exactly is DevOps?
Here is everything you need to know.
I strongly believe that the future of internet is cloud. What do people really mean when they say they are using cloud services? They mean they have access to their data at all times, with absolute no loss of data in case of any damage to the physical servers, since all the cloud data centres are in Sync. If one centre is crashed the other pops up and Bingo! Your data is safe and secure.
What is it like to use DevOps?
DevOps is more like a culture practised meticulously by IT companies to keep the work flow clean. DevOps promises maximum throughput with less manpower. DevOps is the dream of every IT company, but why are things not happening as they were supposed to happen? As I mentioned earlier DevOps is a culture, which is very hard to follow. The companies may keep up with some of the techniques but not all of them.
Only 5% of the companies agree that DevOps fairs well in their work environment others are doubtful because they rely on premature execution of DevOps methods. I agree, you have to invest some money upfront to deploy DevOps tools and on top that you need to retrain your existing employees in DevOps tools. But once you have passed that first stage of setting up the environment, you are bound to see remarkable results.
Where does DevOps fit in the world of Cloud?
Cloud makes everything accessible. As you know there are different types of cloud architecture and most of the companies go with PaaS. For example, you can think of google firebase, which is an excellent cloud based hosting service.
If your project needs some special server requirements for certain time, you don’t need to worry about buying some new Data servers. Also, physically you are not maintaining the servers, no hazel at all. No need to constantly balance the load on your servers and tell me about the day on which you have a major server breakdown, guess what, you have a delivery to make on that exact same day. Cloud solves all these problems. That is why incorporating DevOps and Cloud is the best way to go. Best of the both worlds I can say. You get the flexibility and reliability of the cloud tagged along with clean workflow.
What is stopping companies from readily adopting these two technologies?
Personally, if I need to change my entire structure of developing and producing applications, I would think very hard before forming a decision. You need a new layer of network security protocols which apply for both your private cloud and public cloud. Which is a very tedious job. Of course, there are software which can make it look seamless, but the transformation is always hard.
Adopting DevOps is whole new level for any company to begin with. If they haven’t been using Microservices or Containers, DevOps transformation is going to leave the companies rattled. Since, they have to alter every piece of code they have ever worked on, at least they need to start doing it differently beginning now.
DevOps transformation can be extremely painful for large and established business, since they work on bigger projects whose scope and magnitude can impact other business. For Startups and small firms this shouldn’t be that difficult.
Believe it or not IT companies are working hard to make this possible, if they do and you are still using conventional methods, you will be left behind.