Guest Post by – Jackie Edwards The Writer
When it comes to creating secure code quickly and efficiently, DevOps is reigning supreme on a global level. Its market size has a compound annual growth rate of 18.95%, and it is expected to grow to approximately USD 12.2 million by 2026. The main reason why DevOps has become such a vital component in organizations is that it improves access management—and therefore, productivity. Traditional ops are around 41% more time-consuming than DevOps, and the latter is currently being used to improve the quality of software deployments, release new software more often, improve collaboration in teams, and improve code production quality. Despite its success, around 17% of IT decision-makers are still failing to rely on DevOps practices. The organizations they represent may have fallen prey to a few myths surrounding the subject of DevOps.
In this article, we debunk a few of the most prevalent myths around DevOps.
- DevOps Only Involves the DevOps Engineering Team
Interesting that many companies believe that once they hire DevOps engineers, they have all DevOps bases covered. In fact, DevOps only works if every single person in your team is well-versed in appropriate processes and means of collaboration. It also involves creating the right culture, so that team members can meet their profitability goals. Companies should aim to create a generative team culture that is highly collaborative and that identifies failures or flaws as providing vital insight into useful changes that can be implemented. Teams have to be able to make mistakes without fearing the consequences.
- The Same Processes Work for All Projects
A select of processes—including those involving collaboration between team members—may work as a general rule. However, others may need to change across different projects. For instance, some projects may need just three or four environments, while others may require more because their software delivery cycle has various stages. Moreover, some projects need to receive various approvals before they are finalized, while others may require one or two. Customized processes should be created for different projects.
- DevOps Engineers Do Not Need People Skills
A DevOps engineer is responsible for all aspects of communication between businesses and their consumers. They not only need to be well-versed in a plethora of programming languages, but also need to be great communicators between engineering specialists and business groups. Their job also involves more than integrating development processes into workflows. They must also know how to integrate automation whenever possible. The check folder size in Google Drive function is a good example. The usual way to do this is to enter settings, and eventually get to the “buy storage” button, so you can see all the heavy files that are taking up the most space. If you are using another software that involves various files, and you’d like to know which files take up more space, however, then engineers may need to embrace specific extensions/toolkits that will enable them to add useful administrative options to a project.
- Using specific Tools Means You Are Part of the DevOps Movement
Some companies believe that they can harness the benefits of DevOps simply by using tools and services like Chef, Librato, or Azure. Tools are, indeed, vital when it comes to achieving your operation aims. However, tools only become handy once you have selected the right team and worked on creating an empathetic and forward-looking culture.
DevOps is changing the way companies do business, relying on philosophies, practices, and tools to increase an organization’s ability to deliver services and applications quickly. Among the many myths surrounding this subject is the idea that all companies need to do is hire talented engineers. In fact, they must work on rebuilding their company culture from the ground-up, so that the entire team embraces a growth mindset and understands that mistakes and flaws are the greatest teachers they could hope for.
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