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DevOps: what is it and how is it implemented

The DevOps methodology guarantees greater efficiency of operations and better performance, increasing the return on investment. It is one the areas in which Eurotux is active with support and consulting services.
Published on 2019-05-24

Eurotux hosted another DevOps Braga, on May 2nd, which focused on the issue “UXIDevOps: The Trojan Horse for Implementing a DevOps Culture”. The latest training event dedicated to this methodology that guarantees greater operational efficiency and better performance, while improving the return on investment in infrastructure.

The DevOps methodology is becoming increasingly popular in several sectors of activity, but its application cannot happen overnight, requiring a shift in paradigm. The DevOps philosophy is based on a multidisciplinary approach, depending on several factors, namely the infrastructures and the organization of the companies involved, as well as the nature of its critical applications. It is in this scenario that Eurotux strives as an enabler of the process, promoting training sessions and providing support and consulting services for implementing DevOps. As such, it contributes so that its clients can maximize cooperation between teams, minimize risks, and obtain a faster return on investment.

What is DevOps?

The term DevOps is the combination of the concepts of “development” and “operations”. It refers to a set of principles that seek to simplify development processes, accelerate time-to-market, and promote the fluid implementation of continuous improvements in an ever-changing environment.

This methodology assumes relevance in a context in which the optimization of services is fundamental, based on a full cooperation between the development and operational teams. In the growing search for faster and constantly improved digital experiences, companies are investing in the DevOps culture as a way to make their large-scale software development, implementation, management, and maintenance processes more efficient

How to implement a DevOps culture

The implementation of the DevOps methodology requires planning analysis, considering that it can drive changes in roles, milestones, and operational structures. Automation can make some manual procedures become redundant. In DevOps culture approach, it’s fundamental to consider that cooperation is a key factor, since it demands that all of the elements involved are capacitated as the development and operations adapt, with the goal of streamlining an application’s life-cycle.

A second aspect is the consideration of operations from the development’s perspective, with the introduction of the codification of the infrastructure and the evaluation of the application through tests and quality control. This enhances the responsiveness and fosters operational resilience, encouraging continuous communication, for sharing ideas and solving problems together. The focus is aligned with the client and its necessities.

With the DevOps philosophy, you can have greater control and responsibility of services, which helps avoid inefficiencies and failures, while demanding a permanent adaptation to changing circumstances (which range from the client’s needs to the arrival of a new technology, and including changes in legislation, among others). The DevOps strategy is based on continuous improvement for optimizing applications’ performance, cost, and speed of delivery, and for it to be successful it is fundamental to involve the right people in the process, as well as promote careful planning.

Eurotux can help your company in implementing the DevOps methodology. We provide support and consulting services in this area to increase the control of development cycles, reduce associated risks, and increase the product’s profitability.

 

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