What is DevOps?
DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations. It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality. DevOps is complementary with Agile software development; several DevOps aspects came from the Agile methodology.
Many Tech Companies that thrive in digital transformation era, DevOps Engineer are their priority role to hire. As DevOps Engineer was formed by joining the words “development” and “operations” that is why they are not only manage company’s software development, but also manage the infrastructure.
DevOps bridges the gap between Deployment (Dev) and Operation (Ops) departments. With DevOps department, they allow you to deliver high quality applications to end-user. They also can help company to improve agility, increase revenue, lower operational costs, and become more competitive.
What Does DevOps Engineer Do?
DevOps Engineer are responsible to build, test and maintain business’ IT infrastructure, anable for the speedy development and maintenance of software. They make sure the systems are running smoothly, constantly monitoring for issues and fixing some errors as soon as they appear.
A DevOps engineer also keeps the infrastructure up to date, developing any necessary updates. In start up companies, they also try to automate processes to relieve the product and development teams. Not just that, they can also preparing for test data, doing analysis of results, troubleshooting problems and communicating to software developers.
Although they don’t write code from scratch, they have to understand the basics of development languages and be familiar with the tools used to build new code or update current code.
How DevOps Engineer Help Businesses Gain an Edge Over the Competition
In today’s digital world, software have transformed the world and its industries into digital. Companies communicate with their customers through applications and on all sorts of devices. They increase operational efficiencies using software by transforming every part of the value chain, such as logistics, communications, and operations.
DevOps Engineer is all about culture of collaborative goals and processes that can speed up software delivery, using the approach to allow businesses to respond quickly to customer requirements, competitive pressures and realize innovation faster.
As a result, businesses gain a competitive advantage over businesses that manage their IT organizations and services departments in older, more traditional ways. These businesses rely on doing tasks manually, that can give effect to lead to miscommunication, operational incompetence, code errors, slow release times and low-quality software.
What industries do DevOps Engineers work in?
Tech is the most stand out industry for DevOps teams to work in as they develop products and software daily. DevOps teams are becoming an essential part of all startup tech businesses.
DevOps can help bank industry to develop its digital banking solution as it become more popular over the years. With a growing demand for online banking and digital communications, fintech companies and banks have started to implement DevOps teams to help digitise their business.
DevOps is also helping the healthcare industry because the industry deals with so much data from patients, doctors, and from management itself. DevOps practices can help to automate processes and decrease human involvement, freeing up the time of healthcare workers. Not just that, DevOps can help healthcare to manage their big data platform.
From booking hotel rooms to planning events, the hospitality industry is growing more reliant on tech. Many companies within hospitality are implementing DevOps teams to help them remain competitive. DevOps can shorten the time required to develop new products and implement changes and improvements for the customer experience.
When used in manufacturing, DevOps allows for streamlined processes, enhanced communication, and collaboration opportunities. They can automate processes, create systems to ensure that all teams know what others are working on, and improve the continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) cycles.
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