5 Myths About DevOps Busted

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DevOps as a service complements the Agile Software Methodology by promoting the communication and collaboration between Development, Quality Assurance and Operations, thereby enhancing the IT Organization’s Capabilities in accommodating rapid changes to Production and Remediating Production Issues as they occur.

But, most of the time, the Core Principle about DevOps is not understood properly. Some of general Misconception/Myth that are associated with DevOps are:

1. Operations + Development = DevOps:

Combining team members from Operation and Development can establish a DevOps operation. This is just a myth. The fact is DevOps is a combination of Processes and Practices that are adopted for the entire delivery pipeline and covers various stakeholders, where two key practices are adopted such as Continues Integration (CI) and Continues Delivery (CD).

2. Complete Automation is DevOps:

DevOps is all about Completely Automating the Build and Release Process. Automation in DevOps forms an integral part of the process, but implementation of Automation is not the only activity associated with DevOps. In DevOps, Process Automation is achieved by using tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Etc., which are available in the market. It has to be noted that Implementation of Automation should be limited to an extent where it remains under control. Implementation of Complex Automation Scripts in Complex Server can simply end up as a road block, rather than being a solution.

3. DevOps is a Tool:

Implementation of Configuration Management Tools is DevOps. Actually, DevOps has nothing to do with tools implementation. It is just part of the process and as said earlier it helps in Process Automation. Experts often feel that tools in reality undermine the DevOps potential. Automation and Tools form only part of DevOps and the core remains with combining and increasing end-to-end practices of collaboration with CI or CD.

4. No More Traditional IT Roles with DevOps

Each and every role needs to be handled by all the members of a DevOps Team Eliminating any Individual Roles. The real objective of DevOps is to Eliminate the collaboration barrier and not to ask everyone to work by adopting to roles. To make the Support Operation Effective, Specialized Skills and Traditional Roles are valuable for DevOps.

5. DevOps needs a Dedicated Team:

DevOps requires a dedicated DevOps team. This is not true and DevOps gives more importance to the processes rather than focusing on a dedicated team or dedicated role. There are some occasions when the mission of the DevOps team in not defined properly and having a dedicated team leads to more problems. There are even occasions when a temporary DevOps team makes more sense to help streamlining processes.

The fact remains that DevOps as a concept is still evolving and it is bound to get buried under myths. All efforts should be directed towards bursting these misconceptions and align organizational goals with the DevOps principles to maximise ROI.

KARYA’s DevOps Offerings:

Our versatile team of DevOps professionals include top-notch Architects, Automation & Integration Specialists, Application Architects, Open Source Technologists, Cloud Orchestrators, System & Database Administrators, Quality Assurance Professionals, Build / Release / Deployment Managers can help you improve Code Quality, Integrate Continuously, and Deliver Faster. To find out more about KARYA’s approach to achieve Continuous Software Delivery CLICK HERE.

(About the Author:- Praveen Kumar Rajendran works as a Senior Consultant- Presales at KARYA Technologies. He holds Masters’ Degree in International Business from La Trobe University and has wide experience in Business Consulting on various technologies. He loves to write on latest trends in IT and his areas of interest include Mobility, Cloud and Enterprise Solutions.)

KARYA Technologies Launches New DevOps Services Practice

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KARYA Technologies has launched DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructure set up. KARYA is one of the few independent services companies to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model.

DevOps complements the Agile Software Development by promoting the communication and collaboration between Development, Quality Assurance and Operations, thereby enhancing the IT organization’s capabilities in accommodating rapid changes to production and remediating production issues as they occur.

“With years of IT industry experience in delivering numerous Infrastructure, Development and Production Support Services, KARYA Technologies is well-positioned to assess, strategize, plan and deliver end-to-end DevOps solutions,” said Venkatkumar Navaneethakrishnan, VP Global Services, KARYA Technologies .

According to a recent press release from Gartner, “By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25% of Global 2000 organizations.”

KARYA’s versatile team of DevOps professionals includes the best talents drawn from various IT silos who work in unison to achieve the objectives. This elite team comprises of top-notch DevOps Architects, Automation & Integration Specialists, Application Architects, Open Source Technologists, Cloud Orchestrators, System & Database Administrators, Quality Assurance Professionals, Build / Release / Deployment Managers.

To learn more about DevOps Services from Karya, email us at info@karyatech.com

DevOps: Ignore at Your Own Peril

DevOps is now being frequently linked with enterprise’s profitability and market capitalization. But can the DevOps live up to the expectations? How companies are reacting to the new paradigm? Organizations around the world are beginning to realise that there is a lot to be achieved when development and operations teams collaborate. It is a new cultural change that brings customers and businesses together.

When it comes to code deployment and lead time, DevOps teams are witnessing a high level of success. There has been instances where companies that adopted DevOps has been able to reduce the lead time from months to week. The popularity of agile methodology and cloud adoption are fuelling the growth of DevOps. The areas where the companies stand to gain most are

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Deployment Frequency :

According to a study, companies that are following DevOps practices the longest were shipping code up to 30 times faster — and completing deployments up to 8,000 times faster.

Speed of Deployment :

In an IT survey, more than 25% of the companies reported that their teams were able to accelerate time-to-deployment to less than a day. Some Fortune 500 companies have reported that they are now able to move code from developer’s machine to production within hours.

Failure Rate :

A few companies have reported 50% fewer failures from code changes. One of the leading multi-national in the US reported just 0.001% outages from deployment.

Recovery from Failed Deployment :

Almost 75% of the respondents were able to restore service in less than an hour and about 28% were able to restore services within few minutes.

So, whether your company is releasing codes frequently for production or not, DevOps can still be used. Even companies that don’t have frequent releases, are experiencing huge reduction in the cost. Though development, integration, testing, and deployment are key for any software development, the idea behind DevOps is to automate the entire process in order to deliver value to the end user. Recent studies and surveys reveal that there’s a compelling business case for DevOps, with a typical the return on investment (ROI) ranging from about 10 to 100 times.

To learn more about DevOps Services from Karya, email us at info@karyatech.com