Why Devops is Important to any startup

Deepak GuptaUpdated: 2 days ago

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Everyone is familiar with the popularity of DevOps and its exponential rise in today’s market. What most people are not familiar with is its usage and to what capacity DevOps can be implemented in our businesses. At any startup business program, DevOps is hugely beneficial to their software development life cycle. DevOps (a clipped compound of "development" and "operations") is a combination of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams which in turn enhances an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity. Using DevOps gives you an edge over other organizations using traditional software development as you’re able to improve your product at a much faster pace which gives you an evolutionary edge over the others. This improved pace helps your organization to serve their customers in a more effective way thus increasing your competitive efficiency in the market. DevOps was born because of the need to keep up with the highly evolving and increased software velocity. It is considered as an upgrade to the earlier used agile software development. Prolonged usage of agile cultures and methods motivated the developers of DevOps to come up with a new and improved approach to the software delivery lifecycle.

Benefits of DevOps


Speed


DevOps help you to adapt to changing markets better, so you can innovate for customers faster than the others. The DevOps model enables your developers and operations teams to achieve excellent business results.


Rapid Delivery


Innovate and improve your product faster by increasing the frequency and pace of releases. It’ll build a competitive advantage if you release new features and fix bugs quicker than your competition and moreover you can respond to your customers’ needs faster by deploying DevOps.


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First impression is the last impression. So, make sure you leave a good, strong impression that not only defines the quality of your app but the right purpose.


Reliability


Ensure the quality of application updates are maintained to an expected and rich level to gain a positive experience for end users. DevOps help you to maintain that quality without compromising on the velocity at which the product gets delivered.


Improved Collaboration


A more effective team can be built by using a DevOps cultural model. This model brings values such as ownership and accountability to the team.


Security


You can adopt a DevOps model without sacrificing security by using automated compliance policies and configuration management techniques.


DevOps Practices


Continuous Integration


It comprises of a software development practice in which developers participate in a habit to regularly merge their code changes into a central repository. This helps to find and address bugs quicker, drastically improves the quality of the software and also decreases the time taken to validate and release new software updates.




Continuous Delivery


It comprises of a software development practice in which code changes are subjected to an automated built, tested and prepared for a production release. It is built upon continuous integration as the code changes are deployed to a testing/production environment right after the build stage.



Microservices


It is a design approach in which a single application is built as a set of small services. What’s fascinating is that each service runs in its own process which in turn communicates with other services through a lightweight mechanism which is well defined in its own entirety. For example: an HTTP-based application programming interface (API).



Communication and Collaboration


One of the most key aspects of DevOps is promoting increased communication and collaboration between members of a team. The DevOps culture uses automation of the software delivery process which promotes collaboration in the team by bringing together the responsibilities