A blend of development and operations, our view of DevOps is the unification of technology, process, and people to provide enhanced value to our clients. This collaboration is essential for producing more reliable software applications and products. Companies that implement DevOps processes with the right tools and practices provide better service to their end-users, have more confidence in the apps they are developing, and typically reach their business goals in shorter periods of time.

Why DevOps is So Beneficial

Having a professionally scaled DevOps process should be fundamental for every development organization. That said, let’s take a closer look at its various benefits.

Improved Collaboration

As mentioned earlier, DevOps is one of the best ways to improve collaboration across various elements of a software development team. Incorporating a DevOps-based strategy benefits the entire organization, as they reap the benefits of improved agility and continuous improvement — as long as the execution is correct.

Better Security

DevOps helps businesses stay in control of their software development processes. It also automates compliance policies, oversees their implementation, and prevents undetected errors in development. DevOps also allows companies to maintain a robust infrastructure and provides consistency by monitoring operations.

Quicker Delivery

A relatively fast pace of software releases improves innovation, helping clients provide timely responses to their customers’ needs. It gives them an advantage over competitors, helping them survive in highly competitive environments.

Better Reliability

One of the biggest issues most clients face is delivering at a quick rhythm without compromising quality. Fortunately, a well-developed DevOps process can help them achieve that, improving both pace and quality.

A Close Look at DevOps Practices

Continuous Integration

Best practices dictate that developers merge their code bases on a regular schedule. However, many times they are uncertain of the results. With the help of DevOps, developers can track their builds by receiving timely notifications regarding updated code, helping them understand the status of their code within the overall build. Continuous integration is also an important way to identify bugs in a shorter period, helping the team improve software quality and minimizing the time to test and validate bug fixes and updates before production.

Continuous Delivery

Code changes are tested and built automatically, followed by being released to the next stage. Typically, testing, staging, and then production environments are used. Continuous delivery tests and staged environments closely mirror production. This is a big reason for implementing a comprehensive DevOps solution.

Logging and Monitoring

We advise our clients to regularly track their logs to check how application performance impacts the experience of the end-users of their products. In most cases, poor coding practices or inefficient designs are the main culprits behind slow applications. Insufficient hosting resources or hardware could also be a key reason behind this issue. Fortunately, infrastructure-related problems can be solved simply by adding servers and other additional resources to the environment.

By analyzing the logs and data generated by key infrastructure and applications, clients can better understand how the updates and changes they make to software affect their users, enabling them to determine the main cause of the problems.

Helping Your Organization Transition to DevOps

As mentioned earlier, you can significantly lower application development risks and improve product delivery by following DevOps best practices. EPIC Software Development can help you make a swift and seamless transition to DevOps by providing our experienced professionals to support your organization’s needs. EPIC will help you create more streamlined processes that lead to rapid and unique organizational changes.