The technology world in which we live is driven by a frenzy of competitive fast-paced product and solutions development. With insatiable customer appetites, product and services companies can struggle to define the solutions that will keep drawing customers inwards and can also struggle with the technical challenges when attempting to build products and services at such an accelerated pace. They are led to believe that DevOps is the key to enabling them to meet these challenges.
Most people involved in technology are familiar with the term “DevOps” but the world seems to be divided into the few who are intimately familiar with it in all its gory detail, and the many who have just a vague idea about it all.
Aspira will explore the definition of DevOps and delve into the proposition that DevOps can really deliver such lofty aspirations. One of the approaches that help us to keep pace with is DevOps.
First, the name – “Dev” stands for automation and agile development frameworks and “Ops” stands for the analytics from customer product/service operations of the systems.
Second – the linkage with Agile development – which is the norm in today’s fast-paced products/solutions world. To build products and services at this pace, it’s not enough to use Agile processes – developers also need to build automated built/test/deploy workflows.
Agile development pushes companies down this path…forcing them to implement automation everywhere. Agile frameworks like Scrum won’t succeed without extensive automation. Being Agile also requires some form of timely customer feedback, and fortunately for product teams all over the world, we’re immersed in the world of data analytics!
The automation needed to build rapid products/services, and the analytics to get rapid customer feedback into product/service improvements combined is the scope of DevOps.
Catch our On-Demand webinar on Demystifying Dev-Ops where we explore the exciting concept that is driving a huge growth of specialist expertise in the software world. We run through the definition in more detail and then look at a recent world-class example of an integrated DevOps solution offering from Microsoft – Azure DevOps.
Jim Blair, Director of Software Services – Aspira