The use of DevOps for enterprise business solutions has been on the rise in the last few years and it is not hard to see why. DevOps offers a wide range of benefits to businesses of all sizes, giving them the ability to deliver a competitive product and uninterrupted service to their clients.
DevOps allows for greater stability, security, quality, and efficiency of all systems. This is not a passing trend and is absolutely crucial in keeping up with a rapidly shifting marketplace. DevOps allows enterprises to be more agile and creates the ability to more rapidly and easily respond to constantly shifting market conditions.
Why Enterprises should adopt DevOps?
Embracing Automation while letting go of tradition – For large and entrenched enterprises, making the switch to DevOps may feel overwhelming and complicated but when you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, the benefits far outweigh the risks.
With an increase in mobile and on-demand services, consumers are looking to have what they want, when they want it which puts a lot of pressure on business enterprises to stay ahead of the demand and continuously improve their applications and services. Without DevOps and the ability to automate processes, staying ahead of the competition would be next to impossible.
1. Continuous Delivery & Faster Updates
The ability to update your applications quickly and efficiently while achieving continuous delivery are among the greatest benefits that come from shifting to DevOps. Once upon a time, a software update could take days or weeks to complete and during that time, the customer facing part of the application could lose functionality or need to be shut down completely. DevOps allows for a more streamlined process by bridging the gaps between development, quality assurance, and IT operations, enabling the simultaneous delivery and release of updates while improving operational performance and customer experience.
2. Improved Workflow
DevOps and automation will remove many of the inefficiencies found in traditional methodologies. By automating repeated manual tasks, human error can be eliminated to a large degree which means developers are not having to double back and correct input errors and are able reduce time to market by focusing their energy and efforts on writing new code and finding creative solutions. Automating security checks, for example, can help teams move a project forward rapidly without having to spend large amounts of time manually looking for, and correcting, these errors. Security risks can be identified and corrected nearly as quickly as they are discovered mitigating any possible damage. These security checks can be run continuously, keeping systems secure, even after delivery.
3. Greater Innovation
DevOps allows enterprises to be more agile and creative. Traditionally, large enterprises have had calcified work silos and rigid approaches to change. Employing DevOps systems and methodologies improves the ability to scale systems to meet changing demands from both consumers and competitors. Because DevOps improves communications between work teams and helps them work towards a more unified goal, it frees them up for experimentation and creative processes that may lead to innovations and improvements that push your enterprise applications to the fore of the industry.
4. Competitive Edge
Moving away from legacy software and traditional workflows and operations can keep you a step ahead of your competition. Because, as mentioned above, DevOps and automation lead to greater communication and integration between teams, it creates the ability to quickly and continuously update systems while receiving real-time feedback from users. These feedback loops not only allow for quick correction of any reported bugs, it also provides much needed insight into the customers’ thoughts and feelings about a product. By paying attention to this feedback, enterprises can make improvements that will improve overall customer experience, leading to a more satisfied, and loyal, customer base. Being able to respond efficiently to this customer feedback can keep businesses a step ahead of competitors and allow for innovations that anticipate consumer needs based on prior feedback.
It can be difficult for an enterprise to let go of tradition and embrace DevOps and automation. It can be easy to stay trapped in the cycle of “this is the way we have always done it” type of thinking but to stay competitive in today’s world, adopting DevOps is a must. It can improve costs and workflow, while leading to innovation that can help enterprises achieve or maintain a competitive edge.
Market Research, RapidValue