In this article, we will describe the benefits of DevOps: Business, Technical, and Culture.
- Horizontal and vertical growth: When I’m using “Horizontal and Vertical Growth” I’m keeping customer satisfaction on X, Business on Y2 and time on the Y-axis. Now the question is how it helps to populate growth in 2 axes, and my answer will be the quick turnaround time for minor and major issues. Once we accept DevOps we gauge and built in such a way that in less time the graph shows rapid growth.
- b) Enhancing the ROI of Data: Having DevOps in a company makes sure that we are able to design a decent ROI from data at an early stage more quickly. If we will do a raw survey, we will find that nowadays the Software industry is playing with data and have control over the team and end to end control on data.
And if we introduce DevOps it will be further useful for the team to crunch data in different ways by automating small jobs. By automation, we are able to segregate and justify data and this will be useful to populate either in Dashboard or may present offline to the customer.
- c) Scalability and Quality: If a product begins reaching to more user we start looking to raise infrastructure and bandwidth. But on the other side, it starts exploding up a question whether we are scaling our infrastructure in the right fashion and also if a lot of people are pushing modifications (Your code commits/builds) are having the same or greater quality we have previous.
Both the questions are someway now earmarked by the DevOps team. If your product pitches that we may be going to hit 2000+ customers and they will be having billion of traffic and we are prepared to handle, DevOps take these tasks and says yes I am able to scale infrastructure at any point of time.
And if the same stretch internal team says we wish to deliver 10 features in next 10 days independently, DevOps says quality can be maintained.
- d) Agility and Velocity: The important factor of adopting DevOps is to enhance the velocity of product development. DevOps allow Agility and if both are in sync we should easily observe the velocity.
The demand of end users is always bigger and at the same time, the deliverable scheduled time span is short. To attain this we need to make sure that we are able to our rollout new functionality and features to users at much higher frequencies otherwise your opponents may win the market.
- e) Enabling Transparency: A Practice to allow total transparency is a key effect on the DevOps culture. Sharing understandings across the team offers you an opportunity to work faster and get aligned with the target. Transparency will inspire an increasingly seasoned team with heightened knowledge.
How to adopt a DevOps model
The perfect way is to pick up a small part of the project or product but sometimes we start adopting when we are touching the bottleneck.
So whatever you jump few things have to be taken care like target/objective should be clean and the team is in sync to pursuit the same, loop whole which tends to a downtime, how can performance testing (Volume, stress, performance, load) to evade production glitches and at the same time allow automated deployment process.
All this might have some basic strategy and move ahead it can be enlarged in detailed format. While accepting a DevOps model, have to ensure that the team is always looking into metrics so they can validate numbers and make a statement towards the goal.
If you need to have a roadmap of DevOps adoption then you actually have to find the breaks up front and the typical issues you face every day which mainly holds your release practices or spoils your team time.