How DevOps Helps in Hybrid Cloud: The Complete Guide
DevOps has been long associated with small start-ups and tech companies that were quick to adopt the concept and were keen to reap the benefits that it promised. But this changed when it became evident that DevOps is a lot more than just a buzzword. As more and more organizations started adopting DevOps, they began to realize that it is not just about automating the deployment process; it is about encouraging a culture of collaboration between teams. Implementation of a Hybrid Cloud with DevOps enables enterprises to leverage benefits, such as cloud-bursting while maintaining a controlled structure and security over their applications and data
What is Hybrid Cloud?
The advent of the Cloud has opened up a new level of innovation and opportunity. Organizations that previously limited themselves to a fixed data center infrastructure are now capable of turning their focus towards other models – public cloud, private cloud, cloud-like data centers, and various kinds of on-premise deployments. The concept of Hybrid Cloud revolves around the ability to create a shared data center between private and public cloud resources. Hybrid Cloud enables an organization to share resources across different private and public cloud environments, enabling them to benefit from the agility and elasticity of public cloud resources while maintaining control over the security of data and the network for data.
Security & Compliance
DevOps may have initially started as an effort to simplify deployment and delivery, but it has evolved into a way to reduce complexity. With DevOps, enterprises have been able to automate the deployment of applications in the cloud while maintaining some of the control. As a result, enterprises are able to deliver new features and fix bugs in their apps at any time, without interrupting their existing service levels. Compliance with various regulations, such as GDPR and PCI-DSS, is another key benefit that companies benefit from with DevOps. The system is able to ensure that data protection policies are enforced, while also monitoring internal systems for suspicious activity.
DevOps in Hybrid Cloud
As per its definition, DevOps is the process of automating software delivery and collaboration between software development teams and IT operations teams. It is about allowing collaboration between software developers and application delivery people to focus on quality rather than mundane work. Though the original definition of DevOps, did not mention a hybrid cloud, but now hybrid cloud is very much part of DevOps. Since then, DevOps has taken on an entirely new meaning.
The Key Benefits of DevOps
Here are a few benefits that DevOps brings to a hybrid cloud environment:
• Organizational alignment: Every new team that joins a DevOps organization comes with different experiences. It is much easier to achieve organizational alignment as every member has been brought on board by an existing team and understands the codebase and architecture from top to bottom.
This is what gives DevOps organizations an advantage over conventional enterprises. They benefit from the experience and expertise that is available through extensive cross-functional, cross-team collaboration, and agility.
• Open application programming interfaces: Most new developers struggle to understand or have trouble collaborating with their colleagues.
Cloud computing is an environment that is far more dynamic and complex than its traditional on-premises or colocation counterparts. There is a tremendous opportunity for developers, operators, integrators, and solution providers alike to make the most of this new level of agility and flexibility that the cloud enables. This landscape is currently witnessing a huge amount of activity and we can expect the number of startups to double to 12 in the next five years. However, in the current era of disruption and digital disruption, a single company’s success is bound to be more than the combined success of the previous hundred enterprises that had survived the storm before.