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Understanding the Need to Integrate Cloud with DevOps


As companies are caught up in a close race to keep up with the rapidly evolving modern technology, so is the need to process the increasing data and, therefore, cloud adoption. DevOps may help to embrace this approach. Known for saving time required for deployment, resolve errors, DevOps centers at continuous integration, and delivery using automation. As a cloud-driven platform can drive market innovations and transformation at an unprecedented pace, DevOps can aid in bringing together all the enterprise elements like people, technologies, and processes under a single frame. They are thus giving an economical, efficient, systematic, speedy advantage to the businesses.

Besides the competitive edge, it further extols the importance of transparency. And to gain these benefits, the company must be willing to bring a cultural change, tearing down the walls between developers, operations, and business stakeholders. Other than that, companies fail due to—negligence of qualitative improvement, relying on manual tools despite switching to DevOps.

To resolve these, companies need to encourage their team to observe how others are performing in their premises, open up channels for effective communication, and modify the existing processes and methodologies to maximize competence. Developers can teach operation teams about coding while learning about infrastructure and security procedures from them. Once the developers are familiar with the activities and protocols followed, designing a better and flexible framework is more likely to happen. With proper planning, high performing companies will always outperform their peers, possess better employee loyalty, and spend lesser time on unplanned work and rework.

Also, DevOps helps in augmenting the disposal of cloud structures like containerization and microservice architectures. Containerization allows teams to explore beyond the environmental boundaries while eradicating application based conflicts between developers and operations teams, thus allowing greater collaboration between developers and testers. Microservice architectures boost agility and create a common toolset, terminology, and set of processes between development and testers, which makes it easier for these teams to work with one another due to strong team dynamics. Active cooperation across different groups is the key to integrating security into the entire DevOps pipeline. Also, taking an experimental approach to product development can improve performance.

Cloud and DevOps share a symbiotic relationship. And this lets companies yield clusters of profits like increased scalability, reduced downtime through cloud-based continuous operations, system maintenance, and so on. However, as mentioned earlier, all these are possible only when upgrading to organizational change.  Although changes may not occur overnight, it can be done by taking sequential steps. Set realistic goals. Analyze what applications are compatible with the cloud. Identify and utilize versatile tools applicable to the diverse cloud-based systems and verify if the security is consistent with the cloud and DevOps. It is only after strictly adhering to these basic guidelines one can hope for an IT transformation founded by the thrust of DevOps and Cloud.