Adoption of DevOps successfully by a company is a pride for the company these days. DevOps have been able to curb the in-capabilities of software release that the companies were not able to cope up with for years now. But how many of them are implementing DevOps in a true way? Now there is a key hidden in the implementation process of DevOps and the companies must decipher this by linking it to its two major stakeholders-People and Process. So, it’s very important for the companies to emphasize and adopt the cultural repositioning of the company post Dev-ops implementation. As I had mentioned in my last blog as well, the major focus of DevOps is on Automation as it helps in authorizing flexibility, reduction of costs and hastening up the process of modernization in every company.
Way for continuous delivery:
Okay, so now we have got an understanding of how DevOps is pre-vital for any company in modern times. But how do we implement it?
Continuous delivery is the technique that helps in the proper functioning of DevOps principles. CD’s focal point is on automating tasks to cut down manual interactions in the process of successful harmonization of software and giving proper inputs on successfully tested software swiftly and more frequently into production. Its’ an ongoing process for the project teams to understand what needs to be rectified and where they can do a better job. A continuous delivery model empowers an organization with the production readiness which a company requires to rapidly respond to ongoing market requirements.
The fact of the matter is that the past efforts that has been implemented in automating software testing has not harvested the anticipated outcomes. Now with digital transformation being the new bee in the market, market expects a much-advanced test automation that would outshine the strengths of a traditional testing platform.
The act of transformation to continuous delivery and experimentation is an essential part in creating more agile landscape for digital transformation.
What is digital transformation:
The term “digital transformation” is a widespread term these days from board rooms to standup meetings, to every nook and corner of an organization. Digital transformation has sparked a major overhaul in the expectations that organizations had in the age old tried and tested methods. In a broad term, Digital transformation entails how digital technologies such as Social Media, Mobility Services, Big Data Analytics and cloud technology can be used for an end to end business renewal. This has bestowed an authority and power to the organizations where in they can speed-up their business ideas, reduce their response time and extend their reach to both internal and external customers.
Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation:
DevOps Consulting Services as a process lead to seamless partnership between development and operations, which assures no disparity between development and operations. This alleviates better results with respect to productivity and seamless workflow which enable continuous delivery in a longer span of time. DevOps tools are used as an aid to support the production process and make it trackable in all the teams. The major components that entails DevOps are API tools, Organizational tools, Configuration management tools, Application monitoring tools etc.
But at a conceptual level, DevOps fosters a shift not only at the development level but also at the organizational level. Only when both the stages work collectively, DevOps can be considered as a success factor for the company.
But how does DevOps impact digital transformation and make it more valuable to the customers?
Digital transformation Services entails developing application that can be renewed and revised at any moment as per customer needs and can be successfully implemented without disturbing the customer experience. Customer-focused applications are a major key for any company to drive their business in today’s world and this stands out to be the primary reason behind adoption of DevOps by companies all around.
DevOps brings in some powerful features which helps in successful implementation of Digital Transformation and ensures the best result comes out of it. The major takeaway that DevOps comes with is the collaboration of cross-functional teams that work together and assign major outcomes to reach the targeted result. Digital transformation majorly focuses at growing the speed, quality and makes sure that the companies get a proper return from the investment on every technology that has been used. DevOps makes sure that the same is facilitated with the help of Continuous Development, Testing and Integration in the development process of the applications. An application can be implemented on the cloud but without the support of DevOps an unimpacted customer time and swift response time cannot be ensured. Continuous experiments and upgrades are the major factors for Digital Transformation which also brings us to the conclusion that there is a recurring need of testing the platforms for stability, uninterrupted customer experience, and quality assurance. DevOps is all about advancing continuously and constructing upgraded features to ensure delivery as per the customer wants. DevOps breakthrough the traditional cycle of delivering an application. DevOps ensures each member of the team with whatever role they are holding become responsible enough to deliver a quality software in an estimated timeframe. Keeping all the points above into consideration, with DevOps practice there no underline to the QA role in the development process. With this the development process becomes more smoother and faster. DevOps ensures the standard of the applications are maintained, and this ensures the key role of DevOps in digital landscape, where the enterprises are in constant requirement for platforms with diversified, robust features and responsive platforms which can give impactful response in a super-hastened timespan.