DevOps has grown exponentially especially during the past three years, in
facts it has spread beyond Dev and Ops but some organizations still see
DevOps as an extension of the Agile practice. It's because how as an
organization perceives DevOps, while the scrum master's objective is to have
a two weeks sprint through agile methodology, one should not limit DevOps to
simply enable CI/CD because it defeats the purpose.
DevOps is no more a philosophy in terms of behavior and culture. It's
holistic in nature and involves a host of new tools, processes and people but
in the end the outcomes should be measurable with tangible benefits, which
can be improved Q-on-Q, so let me share the industry perspective where DevOps
brought significant benefits.
Increase throughput through zero touch release automation, which means no
more scripting, reducing human intervention and han... (more)
SDN / NFV may not be new with next-gen telcos and data centers but by 2016 it
is certainly going to be the new beast in the DevOps space. It's a
multi-million dollar virgin market, so it's not only those traditional OEMs
that are in the fray; even the DB companies will be entering this new market.
Telcos and data centers want vendor-agnostic network devices and are expected
to replace all physical devices, including routers and switches, with
software devices. This not only drastically brings down the PCB replacement
costs and other maintenance charges but the latest release auto... (more)
DevOps will play a major role in 2016 simply because DevOps is all about
savings, which is fundamentally different from the traditionally IT budgeted
projects; without DevOps the dollars are anyway drained for nothing because
the teams are working in silos which leads to the delay due to inter
dependency, poor code quality, too much of un-warranted hand overs, post
deployment issues, inconsistent environment, non-availability of infra
structural resources etc as per Forrester research 60% of application failure
& downtime are related to releases despite 75% of IT operation time s... (more)
I believe 2016 is the "Year of DevOps." Last year it was a "wait and watch"
situation but this year companies are actively pursuing a DevOps initiative,
so it's a no-brainer for SI and consulting firms to jump onto the bandwagon
to build DevOps practice/ competency but How/ What remains the challenge.
Companies do practice CI/CD processes and follow agile methodology /
microservices, etc., so pure professional service opportunities through
technologies like Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, and Maven don't exist. The basic
tenants of DevOps shifted from point solutions to enterprise level ob... (more)