DevOps is a term that encompasses a group of concepts, practices and techniques that although are not all new, are now being spread about much more by the software community.
DevOps is a set of practices that automate processes between software development teams and system administrators so they can compile, test and publish software more quickly and reliably.
It comes from the need for communication and ensure interaction between the development area and systems and operations (Development – Operations). This enables teams to build software faster, with higher quality, lower cost and high deployment frequency.
DevOps maintains one of the core principles of Agile development, that people are above processes and tools.
DevOps aims to promote a team culture, as well as a company culture at different levels where there’s more transparency. For example, that development people know what makes systems and vice versa, and that the business has more visibility on into development topics.
In short, it promotes a culture of breaking down the barriers between departments, as well as encouraging more visibility and empathy between different areas within organizations.
Implementing DevOps has a range of benefits, including:
DevOps is not a culture in itself, but it does require a strong cultural and organizational change for a successful implementation. A cultural shift towards collaboration, communication, and ultimately complete integration between the old (usually quite stuck) areas of development and systems. This cultural change can be complicated to achieve in some organizations, which is why many people identify it directly with DevOps, but remember: DevOps is a methodology of software development, and a change of culture is not in itself a way to develop software.
Within the practices, there are specific techniques and tools used as part of the implementation of this processes, such as automation tools (Puppet, Chef), continuous deployment, monitoring systems (Nagios, Zabbix), and specific methods are used for processes to perform agile operations, such as iterations, Lean / Kanban, 5-minute meetings, etc. You can find out more about the tools for DevOps in our whitepaper.
Currently, Belatrix has a DevOps laboratory dedicated to working on projects where this methodology is being implemented. The team helps organizations understand and implement DevOps. This team can help customers make deployments of any application in any infrastructure. Find out more about Belatrix’s DevOps services, as well as our Innovation Labs here.
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