The Evolving Role of DevOps

by | Oct 12, 2022 | DevOps | 0 comments


Software team’s responsibilities throughout the software lifecycle inevitably evolve when firms reorganize for DevOps. Operations teams, which have traditionally worked in silos apart from business and development teams, become partners with new stakeholders across the software lifecycle.

Development and operations teams collaborate closely to establish and improve their delivery and management methods.

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Accelerating through public cloud adoption

The evolution of the public cloud over the last decade has added complexity to the tasks of operations teams. Because of the ability to rent robust, secure infrastructure by the minute and give everything as a service to clients, enterprises may now deploy quickly and frequently, often many times per day.

Cloud technologies have changed the way we deploy and operate software, and this has an impact on how we perform DevOps today

Developers increasingly prioritize stability and availability over developer velocity, while operations teams also have a stake in developer velocity in addition to their traditional function of uptime maintenance.

They are enabling self-service for developers.

They are providing developers with self-service options. To increase developer pace and reduce risks associated with “shadow operations,” where developers seek their solutions, operations teams collaborate with developers more closely to give on-demand access to secure, compliant tooling and environments.

We have standardized tooling and processes across the business. 

Standardizing tooling is the best strategy to create a sustainable self-service model and empower teams to collaborate more efficiently. Shared tools and processes throughout the business unit promote organizational cohesiveness and collaboration.

We are bringing extensible automation to traditional operations tasks. 

There is less time to handle other tasks as operations teams focus more on empowering other teams through self-service and cooperation. Traditional operations responsibilities like incident resolution, system updates, and infrastructure scaling must still be addressed more intelligently.

When development and operations are combined under the banner of DevOps, operations teams resort to automation for more repetitive tasks to drive uniformity across the organization.

Closing the development

At GitHub, we have the good fortune to work with thousands of companies yearly to enhance their DevOps procedures. These businesses occasionally focus their attention on the most obvious goal, requesting more haste from the development and delivery teams while paying less attention to the post-deployment operations teams.

The teams participating in the software lifecycle should all work together to improve their methods if we are to get the most significant results.

In addition to being the owners of the organization’s infrastructure and processes, operations teams play a crucial role in the feedback loop for development. 

A simple trial project involving developers, release engineers, operations, and even infosec can offer more teams the necessary momentum. Try it out for yourself. They might feel more confident in carrying on with their work, developing best practices, and perhaps even imparting their knowledge to others inside your company as they go.