With its ability to improve automation and collaboration to create better products for customers and compete more effectively in the market, DevOps has become imperative for organizations aiming to achieve enterprise agility and business agility. But it’s not always easy to implement the way it’s supposed to be. In fact, quite a few organizations face potentially significant challenges that stand in the way of capitalizing on the benefits of its implementation.
Organizations that have implemented DevOps are discovering how they are struggling to understand various aspects of it. DevOps should be the fuel accelerating application development and time to market. Unfortunately, IT teams spend much of their time wrangling lack of awareness, knowledge and governance before they can get on with innovating delivery pipeline. And that means organizations can’t respond quickly enough to new opportunities and challenges.
Managing complex DevOps environments can be difficult. Many companies face these challenges because of lack of standardized processes and common operational procedures.
When you’re automating more and more processes that historically have been manual and, it’s crucial that you do it right. Whether your journey to the DevOps runs through your entire application lifecycle or just specific processes and workflows, you should have collaboration between development and operations team to deploy code to production faster in an automated & repeatable way. But that is not happening because a majority of organizations that are implementing it do follow a tool centric only approach and that is when things don’t go according to the plan and that is fast becoming a problem for companies.
Time and again, we see companies spend huge investments in DevOps implementations, only to fail to leverage many of its capabilities in hope of transforming their product delivery pipeline.
When most companies implement DevOps, they do so with one thing in mind. More automation and automating everything possible.
There is a generally belief among organizations that DevOps is all about the automation of processes, code deployment and release of application. Though it is true in many ways but it is more than that.
However, just like anything in life, successful implementation of DevOps needs proper time, planning, training and more than anything a new culture that brings everyone on the same page. Only then can it deliver the expected results. When companies skip these steps to save time or energy, their implementation is not going to be operating to its full potential.
With the emergence of DevOps, today’s tool chain options provide a level of flexibility and reliability that would have been unheard of only a few years ago. Also as the idea of DevOps becomes ubiquitous and offers a bundle of tools that can address the many challenges facing the organizations, enterprises might find it easy to leverage the automation tools. Also with the availability of a wide variety of automation tools to a full-fledged adoption or every specific requirement, there is a chance that IT teams involved in the project might be relying too much on the tools, even for trivial problems. The benefit of this disruptive technology is increased availability of automation tools. But deploying them wisely is what differentiates successful organizations from those that are less successful.
There are good number reasons for adopting DevOps. Improved operational efficiency, Increased team flexibility and accelerated business results. Or all the above – and so many more. But a full-fledged DevOps journey can’t be successful if it’s not powered by a properly devised strategy that creates an ongoing learning environment.
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