DevOps: A Might or a Must Have?

When a release is around the corner, we often times hear customers worry about a timely release, doubts start creeping up and making them lose sleep over concerns like “Will we have a stable release?” “How should we address the problems before an end user gets impacted? “Will we run into issues delaying our release?” so & so forth and a simple answer to all these worries is taking on DevOps at Speed! Embracing DevOps for your business.

DevOps (short for Development & Operations) even though the buzzword for today & something which looks daunting; is merely an approach to help organizations & businesses efficiently manage their software supply chain. DevOps as a business requirement driven software delivery approach; takes a new or existing business capability from the ideation stage, to design, to the development and finally all the way to production, while providing business value to end customers and at the same time capturing customer feedback while they engage with improving the capabilities.

Do we really have a need for DevOps?

There has always been a disparity between what the Development team focuses v/s the Operations team. While Developers want to deliver on changes as soon as they possibly can, Operations focusses on Reliability & Stability. However, what’s important to note is that it’s not only a confusion of the mindset of the two teams and how they think but also in the tools they use.

DevOps fills just that gap and breaks that disparity between Development & Operations, unifying the two teams for efficient and quicker outcomes. DevOps reorganizes software development and operational departments in order to remove the operational boundaries that currently generate inefficiencies in terms of time to market for new features and software quality. It includes the implementation of Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Automated testing, Application monitoring and other best practices in Software Development and Operations.

Here’s a Look at What Drives the Need for DevOps? ( What is driving the need for DevOps now more than ever before? Total: 908, asked of those who said there was a greater need.)

47% - Need for greater collaboration between developments & operations teams.

41% - A greater need for simultaneous deployment across different platforms.

41% - Pressure from business to release apps more quickly to meet customer demands.

39% - Need to improve customer experience. 

35% - Increasing use of mobile devices.

31% - Increasing need to develop & deploy cloud-based apps.

28% - Increasingly complex IT Infrastructure part physical, part virtualized, & part cloud.

16% - Need to reduce IT costs.

Many a time’s business organizations want to create efficient and innovative applications to solve individual business problems, and since a ready to use software is not useful to them, there is a bind they run into. This need for a specific & custom application becomes all the more pressing when there is a shift in the major types of application that businesses are required to deliver on. This is when you must realize that you as a business need a partner, who can work with you to understand your needs, your existing capabilities, and then design a solution that fits you perfectly and at the same time is scalable.

There may be multiple software available in the market today, but what matters is not to take an application & then try to fit it to the problem you encounter. It should be the other way around where the problem is analyzed and then an approach applied towards efficiently solving the problem.

Benefits of DevOps for your Business:

The fusion of development and operations that goes hand in hand with agile and lean development methodology have drastically changed the process of software creation. This shift cannot but entail various positive technological fallouts that significantly improve the efficiency of the DevOps-powered development process.

1. Sustained Software Development

As a DevOps organization, you drastically reduce the silos between the Development & Operations teams, which in term is crucial to the continuity of a software development process. Organizations adopting DevOps minimize delays & gaps between software creation and release, as both the teams can participate in the entire process together.

2. Digital Transformation

Nowadays, digital transformation is around the corner, which is why an increasing number of companies go for the digitalization of their workflow. A step that succeeds in the automation of business processes, digital transformation rests on technological innovations to enhance the services that companies deliver. The best practices of DevOps help companies make this transformation faster and more efficiently. This development model brings the required agility, speed, and quality into the software development process to establish a brand-new approach to conducting business.

3. Better Time to Market

Improved collaboration between development and operational teams contributes greatly to the reduction of time required for software building and bug fixing. A company’s ability to deliver software to its customers before its competitors do opens the door to seizing a larger market share. It not only helps a company make a profit but also delivers benefits to end users

4. Faster Issue Addressing

A quick fixing of issues in software performance enables seamless software delivery. A non-stop development allows reducing the gap between the creation of software pieces and their deployment. The early detection of bugs and defects allows for their quick settlement, which contributes to a significant reduction of mean time to repair.

5. Enhanced Employee Engagement

A traditional software development model stipulates that team members have their own scope that includes clear-cut tasks and duties. However, this is not typical for DevOps, which demands employee engagement throughout the entire development process.

Locuz DevOps Skills & Capabilities:

At Locuz, our DevOps methodology helps integrate with customers’ internal IT/App teams and processes to enable Continuous Integration (CI) as well as Continuous Delivery (CD). We help customers with developing a DevOps process framework, build a DevOps tool platform (even using Open Ecosystem) and manage the DevOps to build pipeline 24/7 with a flexible model and SLA’s.


Runa Tripathy

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