Most organizations have already adopted or are moving towards adopting a DevOps model into their work culture for improved productivity and workflow. In simple terms, DevOps is an application delivery methodology that encourages collaboration and communication between the developers and operations teams across all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
The collaboration between the development and operations teams, working as a cohesive unit for a common goal, ensures the creation of a faster, reliable and efficient delivery system.
Major Challenges & Their Resolution with DevOps
There are several fundamental challenges and problems that must be dealt with for the successful implementation of DevOps in an organization. These include:
The probability of success of any organization’s DevOps initiative is dependent on the degree of alignment between the development and operations teams. While the development team follows an agile development lifecycle, the operations team usually has lengthy procedures for managing even minor production changes. Hence, stakeholders from both sides must engage in a closer alignment for a quicker and quality product delivery in the best interests of the organization.
Legacy Infrastructure and Systems
Continued reliance on older infrastructure and applications hinders DevOps implementation. In addition to stability problems and lack of support, legacy systems prevent organizations from quickly adapting to the changing markets, customer needs, and progress of competitors. Organizations need to be up-to-date with the latest technologies by upgrading their software and hardware systems on a periodic basis to stand-out in the competitive scenario.
Silo Mentality among Teams
Breaking down the silos between various teams and integrating them is a basic requirement in DevOps adoption. By getting everyone to work together as a cross-functional team, an organization not only can realize its DevOps objectives but also move ahead of the competition at a faster rate.
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