IT infrastructure transformation is happening across all industries and around the whole world. Cloud computing enables enterprises with the required efficiency they need to keep a competitive advantage while innovating faster. By now, most organizations have become multi-cloud, which has also increased the complexity of cloud projects. Applications deployed on cloud servers require ongoing maintenance. Managing their security and compliance is an additional challenge, even for seasoned developers. Apart from that, it’s easy to overspend in the cloud if professionals don’t have keen insight into vendor nuances.
Accelerated cloud services and infrastructure adoption requires well-versed, trained, and certified professionals to use the latest cloud environment and look after evolving needs. These professionals are none-other than DevOps engineers. DevOps focuses on collaboration, culture, and communication. An organization looking to avail cloud promises needs DevOps that help fill gaps between development and operations, system administration, IT and business, applications, and infrastructure. Working with DevOps means leveraging cloud-native expertise that helps quickly kick-start the project with a cross-functional team and speed up transformation. Let’s understand in detail with the below scenarios how DevOps helps accelerate cloud-based transformation.
1. Centralized Software Deployment
DevOps leverages the centralized computing model adopted by cloud platforms; provides a standard and centralized platform for automation. Whether it’s development, testing, delivery, deployment, or production environment, it is possible to set up infrastructure with the same configurations within seconds. In the past, the distributed nature of systems didn’t support such a level of flexibility, but the cloud solves many problems with distributed systems’ complexity.
2. Integrated DevOps Process In Cloud Platforms
Almost every public and private cloud computing provider supports DevOps systemically on their platform. It’s easy to find platform-specific continuous integration and continuous deployment tools with cloud providers. This transition is making DevOps automation cloud-centric. It has another significant advantage as this integration reduces the cost associated with on-premises DevOps automation technology. Since DevOps is systematically integrated with cloud platforms, it offers centralized governance and control over a sound DevOps process. Continuous governance or monitoring is yet another significant aspect of DevOps. Developers entering the process find that governance keeps them out of trouble, and it’s easier to control over their project centrally via the cloud versus trying to bring visibility to resources and keep them under control.
3. Better Accounting And Cost Allocation Of Resources
With cloud platforms, you make use of computing resources with a pay-as-you-use-based accounting model. As the cloud platforms are intelligent enough and track the use of resources by application, developer, user, data, etc., while providing visibility to it from a centralized dashboard. All these were not possible with the traditional systems. Therefore, DevOps with cloud provides complete visibility over resources used and makes it easier to track the cost of application development and tweak the resources when needed, for example, stop the resources or put them to sleep from running until required. Henceforth, DevOps integration with cloud lessons the need to account for resources leveraged.
4. Continuous Correction
When it comes to application development, innovation should begin with key drivers i.e. software engineers. However, in most cases, it begins with a C-level that doesn’t truly understand the nuances of SDLC and the process and gets in the way of progress and does not adequately respond to inevitable software engineering problems which leads to situations like “continuous correction.” The benefits of building cloud applications using modern DevOps tools should be understood by everyone who will drive this process. Therefore, the change must begin at the engineering level, not at the C-level. That’s where the crux of DevOps comes helpful, i.e., version-controlled systems, IaC, and automated pipelines. These are called modern application development tactics, enabling change in the whole application and the infrastructure within a click. Along with the innovation, the DevOps-based modern application development process helps overcome mistakes with a click. It prepares engineers to respond to change whether it comes from stakeholders or end users promptly and maintain consistency in software development and releases.
5. Collective Value For Enterprises
Cloud computing is becoming dominant for enterprises as DevOps takes it there. The value and function of DevOps, and the value and function of cloud computing, are entirely synergistic. But these both continue to prove their collective value for enterprises. DevOps helps understand the true potential of the cloud computing model, while the cloud environment supports the number of changes and approaches which need to be adopted or modified faster to meet the need to simplify and speed up a development process.
DevOps relies on effective tooling to help teams rapidly and reliably deploy and innovate for their customers. These tools automate manual tasks, help teams manage complex environments at scale, and keep engineers in control of the high velocity that DevOps enables. But to process at such speed, it’s cloud computing that supports the vision by providing the resources in the required size and capacity ever possible. Since cloud resources come with integrated or built-in features, these enable enterprises to scale or expand their business without giving a second thought that their IT operations would hold them in their business endeavors.
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