DevOps is a method that seamlessly integrates software development and IT operations, allowing for a more efficient and faster system development lifecycle. It is an extension of the agile approach, which is designed to provide high-quality software continuously. DevOps aims to automate the software release process from development through deployment with the help of continuous integration and continuous delivery strategies, thus enabling faster innovation and development.
DevOps culture promotes collaboration, communication, and integration between development and operations teams. This leads to a more streamlined and efficient workflow, as well as a faster time to market for new products and features. DevOps also emphasizes the use of automation, which can help to reduce human error and increase consistency in the software release process.
One of the key benefits of DevOps is that it allows organizations to release new features, correct faults, and respond to client requests more quickly. This is especially important in today's fast-paced business environment, where staying competitive requires the ability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions and customer needs. With DevOps, organizations can release new software updates and features continuously, allowing them to stay ahead of the curve and meet customer demands more effectively.
As of 2020, the global DevOps market was valued at $6.78 billion and is projected to reach $57.90 billion by 2030 at a compound annual growth rate of 24.2%. This growth can be attributed to the increasing popularity of automated software deployment among various industries. It is more accurate, practical, and cost-effective as compared to manual processes.
A few years back, CIOs needed to convince their board and other leadership about DevOps initiative. The tables have turned for CIOs and businesses have some buy-in for creating digital future with DevOps implementation as an enabler. The digital world is changing fast and with new societal norms of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and restricted traveling, new consumption patterns are arriving fast. With this, I CIOs must put more efforts in outlining business benefits of DevOps implementation because–
CI/CD is a method to frequently deliver apps to customers by introducing automation into the stages of app development. When changing code is routine, development cycles are more frequent, meaningful and faster. Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) embody a culture, set of operating principles, and collection of practices that enable application development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably.
As global companies strive to push business transformation through digital transformation, multiple DevOps trends have bubbled to the surface in advance of a new year and a new decade.
That’s hardly surprising, given the growth of DevOps – now and going forward.
According to IDC, the worldwide DevOps software tools market stood at $5.2 billion in 2018. By 2023, market growth is expected to skyrocket to $15 billion.
It’s no surprise that cloud adoption continues to be on the rise with some studies showing that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020 and that 94% of enterprises already use some type of cloud service.
‘Software is eating the world’ said Marc Andreessen, a confidant of global corporate giants.
‘Say no more!’ said the leaders of businesses across industries.
Every Organization today is embarking on a DevOps Initiative to accelerate delivery of Business value by IT. However, 75% of such initiatives are reported as ‘failed’ or ‘not as successful as expected’, by a recent report from Gartner. Our experience over multiple engagements enabling DevOps for large organizations showed us that teams are trying to adapt DevOps too fast too soon.
With the ever-increasing complexity of the modern applications, it is now important to keep an eye on all aspects of the Software and Infrastructure to achieve greater agility, availability, and quality to take immediate action based on exceptions. In other words, Continuous Monitoring using an Integrated Dashboard is becoming a critical aspect of DevOps. But what to monitor and how? Can Automation be any help? Build or Buy? If so, how to find the right SaaS vendor? Read on to find out.
As the number and complexity of applications being deployed on the cloud grows, organizations are finding that a single cloud is not sufficient to address all of their needs, such as tech stack, Platform as a Service (PaaS) components, workloads, data management, compliance across regions, performance, and security. Enter the Multi-cloud Strategy: where different applications can be hosted on different clouds but use common interfaces to integrate them.
DevOps started as part of the agile movement and making great strides since then. As we take stock of the progress from the time it started, we see organizations adopting it at a rapid pace. But companies are able to realize only a fraction of DevOps potential and benefits. Adapting to an era of always connected and Data-driven apps, organizations have to build solid muscles around executing Data-driven DevOps for multiplying DevOps benefits.
Considering the demand for rapidity from modern applications, embracing haphazard Agile development methods won’t serve our need of the moment. It’s important to bring in the architectural drift that can aid Continuous Delivery. Especially, when Portability has been the biggest drawback in the space of Application Development if modularity can help us achieve it, and translate into multiple business benefits, that’s what we need.