With proper implementation of DevOps, a company can completely transform and upgrade the value that the employees and the customers of a business receive. What DevOps does is that it gradually automates the working environment- the processes that used to require tons of painstaking manual work now easily be performed through code. Let us look at some of the other incredible advantages that are brought about through a DevOps system.
- Double the velocity: As there will be no barrier between the two development and production departments, the time taken to execute and put forth a product will inevitably decrease exponentially. There will be increased collaboration between workers, which will lead to quicker responses and actions as engineering and production goes on side by side, neither sides having to wait for the other to understand a problem. Ultimately, this short and quick development cycle leads to even faster deployment. The frequency of new and innovative code being produced increases which in turn keeps the customers happy and satisfied. Such agility gives a company a much needed competitive edge in the current digital era.
- Savings Galore: Not only does this save time and energy of the workers, but it also contributes to savings and budget reduction. DevOps, much like Agile, is based upon principles that incline towards lean usage of resources. Continuous improvement techniques and quick responses save time which has a positive impact on the cost of the operations taking place in the process. Not only does it reduce operation costs, but also increases the revenue generated due to increased customer engagement and interaction as they receive better products in quicker bursts of time.
- Easier and quicker code testing: Built off on Agile methodology, DevOps divides the testing throughout the production process instead of having to test a huge chunk of code at the end. Through this continuous testing system, any defects in the code can be easily detected and rectified in a manner that takes much lesser time, effort and resources. As deployment failures decrease in number and frequency, the need to make massive readjustments decreases as well.
- Reduced Recovery Time: Despite the risks of facing failure in operation at a minimum with the implementation of DevOps, in the case that an issue does lead to those above, the recovery time of the operational and developmental system is significantly short. Since both the Dev and Ops teams understand the environments and jobs of each other, recovering from a problem in either of those departments becomes a collaborative process. More hands on deck mean quicker rollbacks. No more (or seldom, should I say) “Tiger Teams” at the nick of time.
- Innovation at its peak: Collaboration and communication amongst team members allow them to be open to present new ideas and innovate more often. This experimentation can lead to several new projects that may prove to be a hit with the customers.
- A Wider Customer Base: Through DevOps, the product can be provided to the customers at half the regular time and twice the efficacy and quality. This increased market responsiveness allows a company to expand their audience and attract a wider market.