DevOps Is the Key Approach To Cloud Development in 2021

Complex cloud-based software projects often become a nightmare. They are often overrun with budgets and eventually fail to meet expectations and deadlines. That’s why DevOps and cloud are becoming so tightly interconnected. In 2021 and beyond, any successful cloud development project will employ DevOps to meet the needs of business units faster while achieving lower costs for development, testing, and operations.

The bottom line: as your organization heads into the future, agility, and innovation are no longer luxuries – they are requirements. In this article, we define how cloud development is changing, and a solid DevOps foundation pushes you towards a culture of agility and innovation within the organization.

Only 14 percent of companies launching digital transformations have seen sustained and had material performance improvements. Why? Technology execution capabilities are often not up to the task.

Source: How CIOs and CTOs can accelerate digital transformations through cloud platforms, McKinsey

The Game Is Constantly Changing For DevOps

For those who are unfamiliar, DevOps is the automation of agile methodology. This allows large organizations to eliminate the bureaucracy that typically comes alongside large software projects and respond to business demands more quickly.

 

The issue? For in-house system administrators who are overseeing the shift from an on-premise application to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), for example, new skills will continuously be needed as the project progresses.

 

As DevOps automation becomes more cloud-centric, large organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to find IT talent that understands both agile methodology and cloud technology.

The Value of A Solid DevOps Practice For Cloud-Based Organizations

Cloud computing providers that we specialize in, such as GCP or Microsoft Azure, support DevOps as integration tools in their systems. For our customers, we take pride in helping them reduce costs by lessening the need to do manual resourcing accounting, for example.

Having a solid DevOps practice in place ensures that cloud-based organizations can stay agile: deploying code fast and minimizing project lead times. A good DevOps practice helps ensure your organization has an overarching cultural commitment to harmonizing your developer and IT teams.

Some cultural best practices that we at KochaSoft believe in:

  • Ensure that everyone is on board. Some developers do not want anything to do with operations, and that can’t be the case when it comes to embracing a DevOps methodology.
  • Define initial DevOps solution based on cloud platforms. There must be synergy with DevOps processes, automation, and platform (whether it’s GCP, Azure, or AWS).
  • Define your developer requirements and business case. Taking a look at what you’re doing and auditing your DevOps process, and comparing the potential ROI can be difficult. This can be hard to accomplish without having an external audit of your existing processes.

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KochaSoft Value 

If you’re thinking of bringing an external team to take a look at your processes and bring a culture of agility and innovation to your DevOps, here’s where KochaSoft comes in. Our fundamental approach to DevOps include:

  • Delivering value to our customers quickly, working in short-term iterations to get feedback from users and stakeholders. Developing products iteratively and incrementally with an agile mindset enables us to support our clients to achieve their business goals. Continuous product improvement allows our clients to innovate, adapt to market needs, and obtain business results.
  • Leveraging automation wherever possible to reduce the time spent on repetitive work, freeing teams to focus on providing business value and innovating, and ensuring that quality is maintained as the frequency of software releases increases. Automation also allows us to increase technical and business teams’ productivity, improve product reliability, and increase the success rate for digitalization strategies and transformation projects.
  • Ensure that compliance is defined, maintained, improved, and consistently monitored. DevOps practices such as test automation and continuous deployment pipelines allow us to continually apply compliance standards by automatically correcting any deviations. The purpose is to innovate and improve the product without sacrificing other essential elements such as security, policy enforcement, and privacy.

Summary

The culture of the enterprise and developers can, at times, clash. Process vs. agility can often be the battle of the day, but it’s one that must be won if your organization is to drive cloud development going forward. Investing resources in uprooting and optimizing your IT processes can be an intense undertaking, so it’s imperative to get it right. KochaSoft helps large organizations get more out of their cloud with our DevOps methodology and automation.

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