DevOps is the combination of philosophies, practices and cultural tools that increases an organization’s ability to offer high-speed applications and services: it evolves and improves products at a faster pace than organizations that use traditional software development processes and the administration of the infrastructure. . Better and compete more effectively in the market.
How DevOps works
Under a DevOps model, development teams and operations are no longer “isolated”. Sometimes, these two teams are combined into a single team in which engineers work throughout the application’s life cycle, from development and testing to implementation and operations, and develop a range of non-limited skills for a single function.
In some DevOps models, quality control and security teams can also be more closely integrated with the development and operations and throughout the life cycle of the application. When security is everybody’s focus on a DevOps team, sometimes this is called DevSecOps.
These tools also help engineers perform independent tasks (for example, implementing code or provisioning infrastructure) that would normally have required the help of other computers, and this further increases the speed of a computer.
Benefits of DevOps
Move at high speed so you can innovate for customers faster, adapt better to changing markets and grow more efficiently to drive business results. The DevOps model allows its developers and operations teams to achieve these results. For example, microservices and continuous delivery allow teams to take over services and then launch updates for them faster.
Increase the frequency and pace of launches so you can innovate and improve your product faster. The faster you can launch new features and correct errors, the faster you can respond to your customers’ needs and create a competitive advantage. Continuous integration and continuous delivery are practices that automate the software launch process, from compilation to implementation.
Ensure the quality of application updates and infrastructure changes so you can deliver reliably at a faster pace while maintaining a positive experience for end users. Use practices such as continuous integration and continuous delivery to demonstrate that each change is functional and safe. Monitoring and registration practices help you stay informed about performance in real time.
Operate and manage your infrastructure and development processes at scale. Automation and consistency help you manage complex or changing systems efficiently and at reduced risk. For example, infrastructure as a code helps you manage your development, test and production environments in a repeatable and more efficient manner.
Build more effective teams under a cultural DevOps model, which emphasizes values such as ownership and responsibility. Developers and operations teams collaborate closely, share many responsibilities and combine their workflows. This reduces inefficiencies and saves time (for example, it reduces delivery times between developers and operations, by writing a code that takes into account the environment in which it is executed).
Move quickly while retaining control and preserving compliance. You can adopt a DevOps model without sacrificing security through the use of automated compliance policies, detailed controls, and configuration management techniques. For example, by using the infrastructure as code and the policy as a code, you can define and then track compliance at scale.