DevOps has transformed from a mere idea on paper to the way processes function in the face of an immediate requirement. Development and Operations together make for one of the most successful collaborations today.
As per a research report, people have now begun to understand what DevOps is. When asked how familiar they were with DevOps, 84 percent of respondents said that they well-versed with the concept, in comparison with 60 percent who agreed to the same the previous year.
DevOps is writing the success stories of the world’s business giants. Facebook, Google, Twitter and Amazon are all working the “DevOps way.” All falls in place when these companies develop, test and successfully deploy code in a matter of one to 23,000 minutes per day. We agree that’s insane!
How Have We Benefited from DevOps Adoption?
To sum up the benefits of DevOps adoption in a nutshell, users see:
- Drastic reduction in lead times—With the pressure to deliver software faster and meet the challenges of the growing market, there is always a need to look at progressive ways of getting the job done, DevOps became the solution. As per statistics, practitioners believe this to be the top benefit of DevOps in 2018. Sixty-nine percent of respondents agreed to this benefit, as compared to 39 percent in 2017.
- Increased ability to release new features with improved reliability stability and security—The need to improve the user experience and keep the customer equipped with the necessary tools to meet the challenges of a growing business made IT personnel realize that it is always essential to introduce new features into the deployment process. DevOps made it easy. Figures tell us that the implementation of DevOps led to 73 percent of people believing in its benefit of enhanced user experience, this year.
- Enhanced IT and Organizational Productivity, Higher Profitability, Revenue and Market Shares—Now with the best process having so much to offer, all businesses have gained a lot in terms of savings and earnings. DevOps drives revenue: 26 percent of people reported an increase in revenue in the year 2018 as compared with 20 percent in 2017.
Why No DevOps?
Although we’ve seen a major shift in trend from being skeptical about DevOps and its implementation to becoming “pro-DevOps,” over the years, not all of us are up for this big business move. The reasons being many.
Listed below are the most commonly given reasons by industrialists around the world:
- Other technology and business priorities—With newer technologies being developed every few weeks, companies are confused over which technology will give their business the required leverage. This leaves them to either becoming very choosy or just ignoring the prospects of adopting a technology at all. Some business owners think about fund allocations. They want to invest their hard-earned money into something they see as more viable or something that convinces them about profits. When it comes to innovative ideas such as DevOps, they think these things may not bring them immediate results or they’re not as important as the “conceived” business priorities. As per a study conducted in February 2018, as much as 38 percent of the sample population opted out of DevOps for the above reason.
- Lack of resources—Most organizations lack the required resources in terms of personnel, tools and persons with expertise. This discourages organizations from taking up such practices. While it is great to have a workforce with work experience for the dev and ops teams individually, it is crucial to have employees with DevOps experience on board. Similarly, lacking the right tools can have your organizations whimpering in the wake of a growing market despite having an able workforce. Statistics show that 34 percent of people hesitate to adopt DevOps for the given reason.
- Lack of cooperation between development and operations—Whenever there is a mention of DevOps, there is also a mention of the cultural indifference of Dev and Ops teams. Each team has their unique work culture and when they come together on common ground, they cannot help but fall apart. Most organizations do not encourage the DevOps practice on account of this cultural disparity.A significant 22 percent of the industries under this research shun the idea of DevOps owing to this disparity.
- ‘We don’t see the value’—It is likely for some business to say this. It is difficult to assess the value of the process from an outsider point of view. If someone has heard about DevOps but don’t how it will profit their businesses, then it is difficult for them to adopt it. As per statistics as small as 6 percent of the sample population did not adopt DevOps for this reason.
On an End Note
Organizations have been opting for DevOps after seeing its contributions to the industry. This year has most businesses functioning with major dependence on the skill and agility of the DevOps processes, and this has been proven through the success of their business. We hope the remaining number of entrepreneurs come to realize the importance of DevOps for their business and implement its benefits to build their success and keep up with the challenges of the fast-growing market.