Why DevOps?

Read Time 5 mins | Mar 11, 2023 5:55:44 PM


Please refrain from reading the subsequent article if you firmly believe that DevOps cannot contribute to the growth of your business. The content is persuasive and may prompt you to seek out a contractor company promptly.

Below are the various predicaments the DevOps team can alleviate for virtually any enterprise. If upon perusing this material, you fail to identify any pertinent pain points within your organisation, it is safe to conclude that DevOps may not be necessary for your business.

Long release cycles

It is easy to see that long-term release cycles do not benefit companies because they need to respond to market and consumer changes. Some companies need help with monthly releases and risk falling behind competitors who may release updates more frequently. APIBEST's experience shows that companies spend more money on distribution, testing, and maintenance as a product expands. Waiting until the last three years of the development cycle for testing can lead to more issues that need to be addressed, ultimately reducing the quality of the product.

DevOps teams can streamline the release process using continuous integration and delivery tools like Jenkins or CircleCI, configuration management tools like Ansible or Chef, and collaboration tools like Slack or Jira.

High downtime

Extended downtime reduces productivity - it's a fact. When a business experiences downtime, employees cannot do their job, costs rise, and deadlines are missed. All this inevitably leads to a loss of reputation. Due to downtime, customers who cannot access the company's products or services remain dissatisfied and leave you for your competitors.

The APIBEST DevOps team uses monitoring and alerting tools like Nagios and Datadog and disaster recovery tools like AWS CloudFormation and Terraform. Code-based infrastructure tools like Docker and Kubernetes to improve system reliability.

Poor system performance

When systems are slow or need to be fixed, it can be difficult for employees to do their jobs effectively. Customers can become frustrated with slow response times or other issues, reducing loyalty. If the systems are not working correctly, the company may invest more in maintenance or upgrades. To prevent this, we use monitoring and analysis tools like New Relic or Splunk, performance optimisation tools like Apache JMeter or Gatling, and load balancing tools like HAProxy or Nginx to improve system performance.

Lack of automation

Lack of automation can be a significant problem for a business because, without automation, many tasks are done manually, which is time-consuming and error-prone. Thus, the cost of labour increases, which can be especially problematic for businesses that rely on cheap labour or have a limited budget. Configuration management tools like Puppet or SaltStack, infrastructure as code tools like Terraform or CloudFormation, and test and deployment automation tools like GitLab or Travis CI help streamline processes.

Inefficient use of resources

Inefficient use of resources has dire business consequences, most of which you can probably guess. DevOps teams can use containerisation tools like Docker or Kubernetes, autoscaling tools like AWS Auto Scaling or Google Cloud Autoscaler, and efficient resource allocation and management techniques to optimise resource utilisation.

Security vulnerabilities

If a company's systems and data are not secure, it may be vulnerable to cyberattacks, data breaches, or other security issues. To prevent negative consequences, the APIBEST DevOps team uses automated security testing tools such as SonarQube or OWASP ZAP, intrusion detection and prevention tools such as Snort or Suricata, and secure coding methods to improve system security.

Poor collaboration between development and operations teams

When development and operations teams work separately, there may be delays in delivering products or features. Remember low morale, frustration and burnout due to this problem. We use collaboration tools like Slack, project management tools like Jira or Trello, and DevOps best practices like agile development and continuous integration and delivery to improve collaboration.

Limited cloud experience

A limited cloud experience is unacceptable in today's digital landscape. Businesses without cloud experience may need tools to protect their data and infrastructure. APIBEST has 10 years of cloud experience, using cloud infrastructure tools like AWS CloudFormation and Google Cloud Deployment Manager, cloud management tools like AWS CloudWatch or Google Cloud Console, and cloud security tools like AWS Identity and Access Management or Google Cloud IAM to provide guidance and support for cloud technologies and practices.

Compliance issues

DevOps teams use compliance management tools such as Chef Compliance and AWS Config, compliance monitoring tools such as Alert Logic or Sumo Logic, and compliance and risk management best practices to help ensure compliance.

Lack of scalability

If the systems and infrastructure of the business are not scalable, they will not be able to cope with the increased demand. DevOps teams address this issue with scalable architecture patterns like microservices or serverless computing, containerisation tools like Docker and Kubernetes, and autoscaling tools like AWS Auto Scaling.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, DevOps is an approach that offers businesses numerous benefits, including better collaboration, faster time to market, increased productivity, and higher quality products and services. DevOps can increase agility and innovation by eliminating silos and simplifying communication between development and operations teams, giving you a competitive edge in today's rapidly changing business environment.

However, adopting a DevOps approach requires significant cultural change and investment in the right tools and technologies. APIBEST can help by organising internal processes according to the DevOps methodology.

DevOps helps companies innovate faster, cut costs, and stay ahead of the competition by fostering a culture of collaboration, agility, and continuous improvement.

Find out how DevOps can help your business. Book your first consultation with CEO APIBEST.