DevOps is yet another IT term you may have heard of, yet you are once again unsure what it specifically relates to. DevOps stands for development and operations and whereas in the past development teams and operational teams would work virtually independently of each other, today, DevOps is usually performed by one individual team.
DevOps can best be described as a combination of cultural philosophies, practices and tools that enable a business or organization to deliver applications and services, or generate sales, swiftly and efficiently. DevOps also includes the development and improvement of existing products or services more rapidly than can be achieved by the more traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.
Engineers working in DevOps are generally involved throughout the entire lifecycle of an application, from development and testing through to deployment and operations. DevOps can and usually also involves key elements of system security, sometimes referred to as DevSecOps. Dedicated DevOps teams tend to look at existing processes and look to increase their speed and efficiency. In the early days, DevOps was primarily involved in the automation/digitalisation of manual processes, but now involves existing ‘computerised’ services.
Here at Netfully, our DevOps teams will concentrate on the following six aspects of your business/organisation:
In the early days of the introduction of computerised operations within a business, these operations were designed to support a business, to remove a lot of the manual, time-consuming, paperwork-based tasks.
Today, the power of computers, the introduction of cloud computing, and the fact that so much of our lives now involves interacting with computer-based systems means businesses are now driven by computerised systems. In the same way that car manufacturers would design their plants and operational machinery to improve the manufacturing process and increase efficiency, DevOps is today’s equivalent for how software is developed and built.
What drives us as a company is the ability to deliver comprehensive improvements to IT elements of a company that result in increased efficiencies, reduced costs, and ultimately guarantee that early on any savings made more than adequately cover our costs. However, to know how we can help you with DevOps, we will need to know a bit more about your business or organization. So, please feel free to give us a call or drop us an email to get the conversation started, and let’s see what we can do to help.