DevOps is a practice that works hand in hand with the Agile development methodologies, but more important, it is a technique that is fundamental in the management of Cloud environments.

Good DevOps practices will not only enhance the velocity to deliver your projects, knowing their way around Cloud, but also, they can bring significant savings, and scale through containerisation with "Docker".

Our DevOps engineers can quickly help you build a CI/CD pipeline and move it into production, ensuring you waste no time in connecting with your partners and customers.

Once you are live, we can ensure that your IT scales as your business grows.

To find out how to best utilise DevOps and Containerisation, book a free consultation now.

What Are the Challenges DevOps Solves?

Prior to DevOps application development, teams were in charge of gathering business requirements for a software program and writing code. Then a separate QA team tests the program in an isolated development environment, if requirements were met, and releases the code for operations to deploy. The deployment teams are further fragmented and siloed in groups like networking and database. Each time a software program is “thrown over the wall” to an independent team it adds bottlenecks. The problem with this paradigm is that when the teams work separately:

  • Dev is often unaware of QA and Ops roadblocks that prevent the program from working as anticipated.
  • QA and Ops are typically working across many features and have little context of the business purpose and value of the software.
  • Each group has opposing goals that can lead to inefficiency and finger pointing when something goes wrong.

DevOps addresses these challenges by establishing collaborative cross-functional teams that share responsibility for maintaining the system that runs the software and preparing the software to run on that system with increased quality feedback and automation issues.

What are the goals of DevOps

Improve collaboration between all stakeholders from planning through delivery and automation of the delivery process in order to:

  • Improve deployment frequency
  • Achieve faster time to market
  • Lower failure rate of new releases
  • Shorten lead time between fixes
  • Improve mean time to recovery

To take full advantage of what DevOps can deliver contact us to find out how we can help.