With DevOps proving to be one of the fasting growing trends in IT at the moment, and one that is certainly showing no sign of slowing down, have you ever wondered how you can know if the processes you’re implementing are actually benefiting your organisation?
Well, here are the top 3 steps to take, before any implementation, to ensure efficacy:
- Identify the problem: Find out which problems you need solving, and then focus on the DevOps tools and processes that will help fix these. Don’t be the company with 1 hammer, making everything look like a nail.
- Remember both sets of tools: Infrastructure tools are just as important as Application tools. If both teams don’t have the same level of automation and agility, you’ll never achieve your goals.
- Think integration first: Always integrate your Infrastructure and Application tools. Most organisations implement CI/CD frameworks to make themselves as immune to failure as possible. If both sides of your team aren’t integrated with one another, you’ll always be susceptible, defeating the object of DevOps.
As a summary, just make sure that you appreciate how fast paced the technology industry is now. With new tools coming out quicker than you can identify them, it’s easy to become overwhelmed – but if you give your entire team the same level of attention and testing – you’ll quickly reap the rewards that DevOps can bring.