According to DevOps report, organizations can roll out software modules 200 times more frequently by effectively using DevOps than any other methodology. IT companies spend 50% of less time on correcting the security issues and 22% less time on unplanned work.
Following the same old grinding methodology for developing a software product has brought a natural divide between developers and operations. Developers work on codes, collaborate with the Quality Assurance team and once the code is shipped to the operations team, developers move away from the picture. The operations team ensures that the code is ready for release and will be moved for production. This methodology existed during the Waterfall model but working with Agile methodology leads to faster releases but the divide between dev and ops introduced friction in the release cycle.
DevOps is a clipped compound of Software Product Engineering and Information Technology Operations.
DevOps is a partnership between development team and operations team practicing entire product engineering services from design-development to production with simultaneous deployments across various platforms. Assisting continuous incremental delivery and faster software releases and updates, DevOps aims to improve product quality and performance.
Nearly 47% of the companies have already adopted DevOps and 33% are planning to adopt during the next two years. The highest level of adoption for DevOps are in IT services and Retail following by Healthcare and Finance.
The ISVs, startups, enterprises, established companies who requires to develop software product quickly can get the benefit of receiving product on time with the help of DevOps. Continuous Release, Deployment and Delivery of the modules ensures faster time-to-market which directly results in improving ROI. Faster development leading to frequent scheduled release enables organizations to identify and resolve issues immediately through Greater Reliability and Stability. Efficient Operations can be achieved as unnecessary waiting time or process overhead is reduced through continuous improvement. The bottleneck can be reduced by blurring the line between development and operations and mingling the skills. These are few features which can be truly helpful to the Product Manager.
Time and time again, organizations like Amazon are on record of making changes to production every 11.6 seconds on average in May of 2011. Google services release versions multiple times a week, and almost everything in Google is developed on mainline. Other companies like Netflix, Facebook, Twitter also engage in methodologies like DevOps and Continuous Delivery.
Neither DevOps commences with Dev nor ends with Ops. It starts with Planning.
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