By Milan Shetti, CEO of Rocket Software
Today’s companies have faced greater levels of uncertainty than ever before. As employees and customers demand higher quality digital experiences, companies need to make sure their DevOps processes are modern and able to keep up with the complexities of today’s business.
In order to be able to operationally address these challenges and opportunities, companies are looking to have their IT teams play a critical role in meeting customer demand, while monitoring growing demands for compliance, changing business strategy and the latest technological advances.
DevOps has emerged as a way for computers to evolve and improve products at a faster rate than organizations that use traditional software development. But current DevOps solutions may not meet your needs given the complexity that has become the business, as many existing solutions lack flexibility, lack of complex compliance reports, or are simply obsolete.
As organizations seek to modernize, there are few key features that now have the best solutions.
Here’s what to look for:
Automated deployment and reporting
Deploying cross-platform applications is complicated, error-prone, and often involves multiple developers of countless disciplines and their approval managers. Whether your organization is writing and running complex scripts or performing manual deployments, any DevOps solution that requires development teams to complete these processes without automation is creating unnecessary and cumbersome work.
A modern DevOps solution enables employees to automate the deployment process. Whether it’s managing deliveries, requesting approvals, or any of the intermediate steps, automated processes significantly reduce the risk of errors and allow developers to focus on more value-added work. As a result, companies benefit from higher productivity, better protection from service level agreements (SLAs), and improved sustainability.
Flexibility to adapt to the demands of computer equipment
Every organization is different, and a DevOps solution that forces your company to comply with predefined development and deployment processes impairs the productivity and efficiency of your computer. Current DevOps solutions need to be flexible to meet the demands of your computer, the applications they create, and current processes. If your solution is too rigid and difficult to customize, it’s time to change.
Technology will continue to evolve, and your DevOps solutions should be able to keep pace with changing needs. Because no one can predict what the future holds, it is crucial to choose a software partner that responds and adapts proactively to changing market dynamics and associated requirements.
Ease of implementation and use
Time saved is an important metric for any DevOps administrator. If deploying your solution involves a significant investment of time, the time saved in delivering the application may be offset by the resources required to ensure deployment. A truly effective DevOps solution is easy to implement, configure and use.
A modern DevOps solution takes asynchronous scheduling into account by confirming that all team members know their responsibilities and deadlines before promoting the code. Web and mobile developers tend to follow agile practices, and some teams are even evolving beyond agile and into continuous integration and delivery (CI / CD). On the other hand, IBM and I developers often use a cascading approach, prioritizing completeness over the fastest iteration. It is crucial that DevOps supports these multiple ways of working. If your solution does not have this capability, you run the risk of having to reverse the changes, assuming your solution can do so, and you run the risk of spending more resources to fix the problem. This is a waste of time and money, so aligning web and IBM development teams is critical.
Comprehensive compliance report
Development teams understand the frustration caused by the loss of time and money due to compliance reports and audit preparation. It is a waste of time to work that does not generate revenue or improve the user experience. When computers are still writing their own reports, extracting data, keeping months of email history, and archiving paper copies just to be ready for the next audit, your current system is costing you much more than you think. .
A modern DevOps solution provides automation and reporting for your software change and development processes, allowing you to track, view and monitor everything that is vital to meeting ITIL, COBIT, SEI / CMMI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, PCI, Basel II and other regulations. Best practices are applied without having to think about it, ensuring the separation of tasks at a granular level. DevOps ’comprehensive solutions also include special reporting templates to provide auditors with exactly what they need. Without the distractions of complex reporting, your computer can focus on creating quality software.
Deploy your applications with confidence
Your DevOps solution should be tailored to your way of doing business, not the other way around. Evaluating your solution ensures that your development teams can focus on project deliveries and avoid unnecessary disruptions so that your organization can deploy applications with confidence.
For more information, visit Rocket Software.