DevOps is More Than Just the Tools
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As mentioned in the previous blogs, DevOps is a set of “practices” that enable a development lifecycle to respond to and deliver services and applications to the market fast. There are numerous kinds of technologies offered by vertical experts, tech giants as well as many startups to facilitate better DevOps. As an organization leader, what should be considered when designing Devops practices? The following are some of the factors that might be considered.
How fit the technology is to your critical processes in the CI/CD pipeline is probably the first thing to be considered. Although the adoption of DevOps requires cultural shift, the technology chosen to be part of the DevOps practice has to be at least welcomed by the team members who are using it, as well as well integrated the desired DevOps lifecycle.
In the technology and software development world, community is especially important when comparing to other fields. The more feedback and support provided by community members, the more robust the technology is. Again, since the adoption of DevOps requires a cultural shift, the community around certain DevOps technology serves a great purpose to walk through the “lonely” period of adapting a whole new technology by a developer. Also, when the developers get hands-on, they could contribute back to the community on their own terms, which might be beneficial to your organization in the long run because the contribution is very likely to be related to the need of your DevOps design. A robust community around a DevOps technology could be a meaningful consideration.
Vendor lock-in is considered a bad practice in the long run. How fast an organization can move away from one vendor to another when pricing or service terms become unfavorable is one of the important competitive advantages an organization should possess. This move-away ability also serves as a checks and balances between vendors to offer the best value-for-money service to your organization. Cloud computing service is especially sensitive to vendor lock-in issues. Multi-cloud strategy ensures business continuity, optimizes flexibility and cost reduction; whereas hybrid-cloud facilitates instant transfer of data and information between on-prem and private environments, enabling your organization to enjoy benefits of both sides. As such, the technology that supports different cloud strategies could make a big difference to the DevOps design.
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