They’re All Doing It: Let’s Talk About DevOps
Salesforce does it. Google does it. Apple does it. Even the New York Stock Exchange does it! All the best software and tech companies are doing it.
It – is DevOps.
“If you work for a very large company, and you’re part of a team working within it, you’ll find that DevOps can unite groups that may be spread across the organization or around the globe, and in different silos inside the company,” said Cprime Vice President Brandon Cipes.
“Many of the world’s largest and most successful software companies, and plenty of non-Tech companies with large IT teams, depend on DevOps,” said Cipes. “They completely encompass DevOps in their everyday practice, delivering great code constantly, all day long with no drama.”
DevOps is critical to their competitiveness and success, to their ability to be market leaders and global leaders in their niche. Giant companies that create software and code as their product – whether it’s for consumer entertainment or a business tool – utterly depend on DevOps to get their work done.
High performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.
-Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Willis, “The DevOps Handbook,” October 2016
You can too – DevOps isn’t just for startups, or just for giants, or just for Tech firms. Even if you’re a medium-sized company or a startup, you can utilize DevOps. Everyone developing software can employ DevOps to their great benefit.
DevOps iterative processes help you break down information silos, monitor relationships, and repair conflicts that may arise among teams in an organization.
Every company can behave like a software company, recognizing that DevOps and the automation it promotes are differentiators that can help you compete.
Every company benefits from discovery, a core of DevOps. Using DevOps practices helps you uncover workflow inefficiencies and correct them, streamlining the process of moving code out of development into production.
DevOps is a culture of collaboration. Learning to collaborate is where Cprime comes into play: we train team members – and team managers, and executives at large organizations – to break down silo walls, and work together with members of other teams toward the common goal of building great software faster.
There are tools! While DevOps emphasizes a culture of collaboration, software tools enable this by automating many of the elements that help IT teams and Development teams produce software faster and more accurately.
DevOps automates many of the components of collaboration with online tools and software. These help team members and organizations get along better, and have visibility into each other’s work.
Automation provides Continuous Monitoring and analytics in real time to keep up with the pace of development, and Continuous Testing to reduce and eliminate failures. DevOps tools also speed up Compliance, when the regulatory reporting that Dev and Ops teams must perform is delivered automatically.
There are dozens of new tools now available, and Cprime implements many solutions for DevOps teams.
DevOps Practice at Cprime
This month Cprime is talking about DevOps. What it is. Our approach to DevOps. How we sort out this complex yet powerful behavior and technology. In a series of posts, we’re showing you how DevOps helps any software organization – from large well-established companies to startups – produce better code, collaborate and communicate, and use automation to create, test, and publish better code, faster.