Drive your Enterprise to Digital Transformation with DevOps
Enterprises are facing tough choices between innovation and extinction. With the rapid adoption of technology customers, channels and employees are demanding greater use of digital applications in their daily lives. It has changed the way customers are engaging with businesses. Enterprises are looking at adopting disruptive technologies like DevOps for digital transformation within their business models.
As per a research by Forrester, 50% of organizations have already implemented it as an application development model and 30% are planning to implement it in the coming years. Also, 55% of B2B businesses searched for DevOps Consulting Service vendors online to build their applications and add functionalities to older software. However, most enterprises are still looking for information to dive into digital transformation with DevOps.
What is Digital Transformation?
Adding new technology, widgets, and tools within your business will not achieve operational efficiencies and digital transformation. Redoing your portals or adding new features to your business application isn’t a digital transformation. Think of it as a strategic competence rather than a support function. It is a great multiplier for superior customer experience and business outcomes.
Digital Transformation is a strategically planned organizational change that empowers teams to deploy highly responsive strategy using cross functional innovative technology. It is a reinvention of businesses models with innovative ideas and culture that work on the backbone of technology and availability of data.
It is the main reason most businesses are moving towards Digital Experience Platforms to create a better interacting environment between customers, partners, and employees. It is imperative for smooth application and service delivery.
Some of the best examples of enterprises that have transformed digitally are:
Hero Moto Corp.
Tafe – Read a short case study
What is DevOps?
In simpler terms, it is a disruptive technique that builds applications much faster than the traditional agile, waterfall or any other software development methods. It is a combination word for Development and Operations within an organization.
DevOps integrate developers and operations teams to improve productivity and collaboration by automating workflows, infrastructure deployment and constantly measure application performance for further improvement.
How DevOps Work?
It works on a simple principle of automated environment. It is where development and operations work together to achieve completely synchronous processes and identical work environment. DevOps work in 5 synchronous phases like:
Automated Code Testing
Enterprises can utilize various tools and applications that complement their working styles, budgets and development requirements. Please see the image below to get a view of DevOps Phases and Tools.
What are the best practices to implement DevOps?
Transitioning to the DevOps culture requires detailed planning. Enterprises are ditching waterfall habits in favor of agile development methodologies by partnering with experienced DevOps Consultants to build applications much faster in iterative sprints. As it is not just about changing the technology platform but driving the cultural changes too. We at KNOWARTH have compiled these best practices for implementing successful digital transformation using DevOps.
Implement DevOps as a culture and not as a project.
Train your Development and Operation teams on new processes and tools.
Understand and create detailed brief of your infrastructure requirements.
Align DevOps strategy with your business processes as a pilot testing.
Apply it within your existing projects to understand its performance and timelines.
Automate smaller processes first to easily test their performance.
Integrate and Deploy codes continuously at set times for server synchronizations.
Choose software consultants with a proven track record as an insurance policy.
Benchmark code performance and define metrics for developers for rigorous testing.
Select multiple cloud platforms and tools to work on separate premises.
DevOps can only bring digital transformation if your teams are aligned to its methodology of continuous innovation. As it is a change from the way they have been working successfully, there will be some resistance and it is your job to ensure that they get enough time to adapt to these new work processes. You will need to give them ample training and guidance to see the far-reaching benefits digital transformation brings to their work methods and business operations.
How DevOps transforms enterprises?
DevOps is a disruptive method, but it transforms businesses beyond recognition. It is still being experimented and tried by businesses across the world. Working on tested environments and proven technologies, it can bring great benefits to your business. We can classify benefits accrued by DevOps in three different ways:
The cultural benefits:
Efficient and productive teams
Increased skills and value benefits
Happy and engaging employees
The business benefits:
Faster time to market for applications
Rapid deployment of codes and testing
Steady operations environments
Innovation and integration of employees, processes, and management
Reduced production costs
The technological benefits:
Continuous testing and learning
Continuous application delivery
Faster turn-around-time for solutions
Quick adoption of new technologies
In the end:
Industry experts have noted that 200 times frequent deployments and 22% reduction in rewriting codes within the organizations that have adopted it to transform their enterprises digitally. Using the flexibility offered by DevOps and Clouds, enterprises can achieve greater optimization of their resources rather than using traditional software delivery models.
It helps in reducing the total cost of ownership and increasing return on investment. It makes applications reach faster to market than the old application development methods. These are the precise reasons enterprises and industry leaders are inclining towards integrating DevOps within their businesses.
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