According to the “State of DevOps” report, the ability to create and deliver software effectively and precisely is a major differentiator and value drive for many companies. If a company yearns to deliver value, irrespective of how they measure it, DevOps is the solution.
In a separate review by IDG on “The State of IT Modernization, about 26% of the companies have completed their preliminary stages of IT modernization, and they are witnessing a major impact on operations. Some of the benefits they are reaping include cost savings, improved customer satisfaction, a better quality of service, and the development of new revenue-generating products/services.
But why DevOps?
Companies are striving to provide the best services and features to deliver to customers as quickly as they can to get rid of the “War Room” that is apparent.
Here are benefits businesses can enjoy from DevOps
- Faster Deployment
The ability to create new systems quickly by leveraging inputs from teammates, developers, and stakeholders is certainly an important benefit of the DevOps strategy. Traditionally, the software is updated via irregular iterations.
For instance, a firm upgrades software annually to keep up with customers’ needs and extra improvements by the competition. DevOps allows firms to stay on top of the game in the fast-moving global market. This in return results in uniform and regular deployment. Because of these strategies, established IT companies are deploying faster than lower performers.
- Speed Up Time-to-Resolution
The team that thrives is the one with the fastest feedback loop. Transparency and smooth communication allow DevOps teams to reduce downtime and solve problems faster. If issues are not handled amicably and on time, customer satisfaction tanks.
Critical issues escalate where there is poor communication, leading to frustration and tension among teams. With open communication, DevOps teams can fix incents, issues, and clear out the release pipeline quicker.
- Improved Collaboration and Communication
DevOps translates to a massive cultural shift that eliminates communication barriers and allows people to share resources and collaborate. Moreover, the most successful DevOps stakeholders are those who know the importance of teamwork.
For DevOps activities to be fruitful, everyone must be on board. Coordinating different cohorts will encourage trust and collaboration and prevent finger-pointing. Teams working on their own can solve many issues instead of following a formal chain of command.
- Continuous Release and Deployment
In todays’ corporate world, software development strategies require players to constantly deliver premium software, pursue shorter release cycles, and minimize go-to-market timelines. This can easily be achieved with DevOps through automation, which enables teams to create and add code quickly. Moreover, QA is integrated and automated. It ensures code quality. Therefore, DevOps ensures higher quality and better efficiency.
- Reduced Risk
There are numerous risks attached to digital transformations. Updating current systems may result in issues such as compromised security and numerous error-prone adjustments. With DevOps, these risks are reduced significantly by improving security to software delivery lifecycle.
- Improved Management of Unplanned Work
No one can escape unplanned work. It is a reality that affects productivity. With clear procedures and prioritization, DevOps teams can manage unplanned work effectively while focusing on other tasks at hand.
Coordinating unplanned tasks across teams and systems is ineffective and compromises the work at hand. But, through proactive retrospection and visibility, the development and operations team can anticipate and collaborate in handling unplanned work.
- Human Resources Issues
In any company, human resources are important in various ways, including attracting new staff and maintaining existing staff. Statistics have found that people working in high valued teams always recommend their companies to others.
Before DEVOPS strategies, companies used to take as long as nine months to upgrade software. And it brought a lot of complications for companies. After introducing DevOps, it only takes 4 weeks to upgrade the software.
- Cost Savings
DevOps activities encourage innovations that increase value to the business and help to reduce costs of maintenance and upgrades, lowering budget overruns, project complexity, and unwanted capital expenditure.
A company can significantly increase its revenue and cut down costs with the help of a comprehensive DEVOPS strategy. For one, you can leverage the economies of scale that are inherent to test pipelines and production pipelines. DevOps enables releasing faster and reduces manpower by automating the release pipelines. This may mean doing away with overheads of deployments and cost of change control measures and cutting downtime.