Acceptance of Agile methodologies has increased in the organization to enhance the delivery of software. Initially, it started in the development organization and then expanded its territories, namely in IT and operation. To build on the achievement of Agile methodologies, DevOps and Continuous Delivery (CD) have emerged to connect the development with the IT operations.
DevOps and Agile are almost comparable, the agile software development stands for the change in the practice and thinking that leads to the organizational change while DevOps focus on implementing change to achieve its goal.
DevOps was established to amplify and maintain agility, responsiveness, and to release more reliable applications faster and more often. It centers around the changes that need to be implemented like the collaboration of various teams (developers, operations, quality assurance, management, etc.) of an organization as well as continuous delivery of software. For continuous software delivery, the aspects of delivery, the collaboration of various processes along with their execution need to be very quick and frequent. DevOps tools & methodologies are designed to support critical and strategic software driven needs and DevOps has transformed the way software will be delivered with an improved deployment frequency which guarantees a lower failure rate of new releases, faster recovery time in the event of crash or others.
With DevOps, the efficiency, predictability, maintainability and security of operational process have been improved, due to which improved and reliable continuous software delivery is possible. DevOps integration targets product delivery, continuous testing, quality testing, feature development, and maintenance releases in order to improve reliability and security and provides faster development and deployment cycles.
- Trends, Challenges, and Solutions
Today the business world cannot afford the outdated software delivery processes, so along with agile software development, organizations demand targets product delivery, quality testing, continuous testing, continuous software and feature development delivery. Moreover, DevOps is more than a process change or a tool, it required the cultural shift of an organization as it demands integration of departments with conflicting nature. Getting these groups to work cohesively is a critical challenge for the enterprises.
DevOps Configuration demands strong interdepartmental collaboration that can only be built through communication and team building. For Continuous software delivery, reliable, quick and efficient software needed to be developed frequently. Basically Continuous software delivery is a methodology that extends agile’s potential by tying in Continuous Integration and DevOps practices and tools so, by leveraging DevOps automation, with the help of Continuous Integration builds, testing, deployment, it enables the systematic, repeatable, and more frequent release of quality software to end customers.
The adoption of DevOps methodologies and tools can be driven by the following factors for Continous Sofware Delivery
- Demand for an augmented rate of manufacture releases from business unit stakeholders
- Increased usage of configuration management tools
- Increased focus on continuous integration methods
- A critical availability of best practices in public
- Demand for reliable and quick delivery of software
- How can VOLANSYS help their customers?
VOLANSYS has adopted an agile software development system to gain enterprise-wide value and to build products that guarantee customer satisfaction. With the implementation of DevOps methodologies we aim to deliver trusted, quality approved software. As it also promotes continuous delivery, we have benefited significantly with better quality products that are reliable and also takes short time to market with increased efficiency and productivity. Ultimately, it enables systematic, repeatable, and more frequent release of quality software to end customers.
Agile methodologies have taught developers to break down software development into smaller chunks to work smarter and more efficiently, while DevOps and continuous delivery (CD) have emerged to connect the development with IT operations to faster the time to market quality software applications. As here, testing is done at the same time DevOps helps to build more predictable, and more accurate software that guarantees continuous software delivery.
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