Last Thursday, couples across the globe celebrated Valentineâ€™s Day. Â While these couples celebrated their romantic harmony, DevOps enthusiasts celebrated a union of a different kind: Â the coming together of Development and Operations (Dev and Ops).
In the past, Dev and Ops were distinctly separate and often at odds with one another. They had been working side by side for a long time but collisions and fights frequently occurred. Dev kept making decisions and changes without fully involving Ops, Ops was controlling and couldnâ€™t always keep up with the rapid pace instigated by Dev.
But in recent years Dev and Ops decided to unite and it looks like this new relationship is set to last.
Here are seven reasons why DevOps is a good union:
- Development is more iterative, meaning small changes are made frequently instead of large changes every so often. This lowers the risks and stresses of application deployments
- It ensures more rapid development and deployment cycles â€“ but also ensures that it doesnâ€™t move too fast for one side to cope with
- It increases flexibility when it comes to automation and repeatability of deployment tasks
- Interaction and communication is maximized; DevOps ensures that all team members on both sides of the chain (development and operations) are kept in the loop
- It helps standardize all development environments
- It ensures that everyone has a clearer view of the â€˜big pictureâ€™. This simplifies application support dramatically.
- It helps improve testing and troubleshooting of applications and updates.
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This post, DevOps: A Modern-Day Love Story?, is based on an original article on Stackify.