02 Jul, 2018
Imagine a one hundred foot wall. On one side there are developers wanting to deliver updates quickly. On the other side there is operations wanting to delivery a reliable and stable product. Both sides are using similar tools to perform the same tasks. Double the work is being done, effectively hurting productivity. This is what DevOps solves. It takes the two sides and creates one team! It emphasizes the continuous integration, communication, and collaboration between developers and the operations team.
Development + Operations = DevOps
DevOps is a synergistic way of developing and deploying software, but in its totality, it is a way of thinking. Another way to see it is a combination of software engineering, quality assurance and technology operations. These are the five basic principles (CALMS Model) of DevOps:
The keyword is automation. DevOps needs automation to be successful.
If we aggregate all the benefits, it leads to one statement: enhanced efficiency. The collaboration between development and operations equates to reduced costs and reduced management complexity. With shorter development cycles and continuous integration servers, there are reduced deployment failures and rollbacks. The shorter development cycles and continuous integration allow for faster recovery time. Put this all together, you save time and effort, and it results in an optimized product.
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