DevOps refers to a set of processes that combine software development (the Dev component) with IT operations (the Ops component.) Ultimately, it works to reduce the time it takes to develop systems and offer businesses a continuous delivery cycle whereby software operates at the highest level. Driving DevOps processes allow businesses to operate smarter, thus boosting their productivity and efficiency across the board.
Current Trends Impacting DevOps
As technology and infrastructure continuously change, different factors and trends impact DevOps. Here we explore several new trends responsible for driving DevOps:
Automation levels continue to soar across organisations globally. A 2021 report reflecting on the state of DevOps noted that 90% of respondents successfully utilising DevOps had converted manual systems to automated ones. Automation requires newfound systems training so that all administrators and teams are on board with new processes. DevOps is intrinsically linked to the efficiency of an organisation, ensuring that human error is reduced and processes are streamlined.
Security is critical to modern systems. Better integrated security systems accelerate DevOps by protecting software supply chains from vulnerabilities and attacks. DevSecOps refers to a set of practices, approaches and tools that amalgamate software development, security solutions and IT operations. The more robust a system is, the less risk and downtime involved. As such, bolstered security enhances ultimate DevOp robustness and success, ensuring the longevity and durability of systems.
- Chaos Engineering
Chaos engineering is a super innovative framework that seeks to find vulnerabilities in systems before they cause issues. Such engineering works to find loopholes, allowing engineers to make systems stronger and less prone to attack. As such, they need a clear understanding of how to hack the system to work out what broke it. Chaos engineering is significantly driving DevOps processes since it allows teams to grapple with the idea of unpredictability. Chaos engineering has carved out an important niche within the software development cycle, permitting developers to reimagine how they build systems.
Chat with the Fourier IT Team
If you want to up your IT game and work with our expert team of developers and systems analysts, get in touch today. We will gladly chat with you about your business and the unique ways in which we can help you with customised solutions. Our range of essential IT services includes decommissioning services, solution advisory and architecture, and software development and integration. When you work with our IT experts, we will journey with you every step of the way, ensuring that all systems are well-maintained, and personnel are supported as they navigate newly introduced technology. We are also the proud developers of SuperVision Biometrics Access control technology for clients looking to enhance their security systems and manage access with ease.
With over two decades in the sector, we are well equipped with the knowledge and skillset to enhance all IT operations. For more information, give us a call at +27 12 667 3232 or send us a message. We will happily be of assistance in driving DevOps in your business and meeting your other IT operational needs.