Digital transformation is the catchword these days. Amid the rising competition and market demand, it is critical for businesses to maintain agility. Thus, there is a shift from on-premises infrastructure to cloud for optimizing operational cost, build scalable solutions, improve disaster recovery & high availability, follow compliances, and more.
DevOps is a buzzword in the software development industry. There is increased adoption of DevOps culture for simplifying and automating the SDLC cycle.
While DevOps practices are applicable at each stage of software development, continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) are considered as the crux of it. These practices enable the development and operations team to coordinate, ensuring that frequent product releases and changes are committed to the production.
The IT Operations team capture, analyze, and act upon large volumes of data. To prevent, identify, and resolve the high-severity outages associated with this data, businesses these days are turning to Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps).
The DevOps culture is gaining ground in the software development industry. The global DevOps market is projected to reach $9.41 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 18.7% from 2017 to 2023. | Allied Market Research
In a time-to-market oriented business, DevOps with its open and Agile attitude help organizations to deliver business value quicker, adapt to change easier and overcome IT complexity with collaboration and automation.
AWS was the first to offer Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via AWS CloudFormation as a part of AWS DevOps. It enables developers and systems administrators to easily create and manage a collection of related AWS resources. They can provision and update them in an orderly and predictable way. Developers can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates. The concept of IaC is as old as the practice of DevOps. There are many experts who argue that DevOps wouldn’t be possible without the use of IaC.
Over the years, organizations have been implementing Agile methodologies to speed up the software development cycle. While Agile was initially embraced for development process, it has progressively expanded into other downstream areas, i.e. IT and Operations. It has helped team to streamline the development process, receive timely feedback for improvements, has ensured that the entire process picks a pace for on time product delivery.
In the uber-competitive business world, unplanned downtime and issues with production environment can be detrimental. It can put customer trust, revenue, and productivity to halt, which is un-affordable for businesses of any size.
DevOps represents a shift in IT culture. With adoption of agile and lean practices, the software development approach ensures rapid IT service delivery.
Continuous Integration (CI) is a software development practice, wherein isolated updates to a code base by developers are immediately tested and reported. CI aims at early detection of bugs in code or defects in software functionality. The entire process works in conjugation with automated testing tools that ascertains Continuous Testing (CT) and Continuous Deployment (CD) of the software.