Remote work is the new normal.
COVID-19 has caused a never-before crisis since the WHO declared coronavirus a global pandemic. Remote work, social distancing, and self-isolations became part of our lives.
While the IT industry managed to keep digital businesses running amid this pandemic, teams are accepting and adjusting to this new normal. Ability to adapt to change and flexibility are of vital importance in times like this where borders are closed and businesses are forced to shut their operations.
Almost all IT companies, regardless of their services and size, adopted WFH and navigating through the COVID-19 phase. Thanks to technologies like cloud and enhanced infrastructure management, remote work is possible with ease. One such concept that has captured attention worldwide among IT teams is DevOps.
This phase has made companies rethink their core services models and incorporate modern approaches like DevOps to help adapt to change rapidly and smoothly.
Companies felt moving from old silos and work together years ago. Old development approaches no longer work and failed to give the desired results. DevOps came into the market many years ago but many companies haven’t recognized the need to move to the new model.
DevOps development model is based on Agile methodology and imposes Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) practices.
Just reminding what DevOps is:
DevOps is more about culture and less about tools. It involves a set of practices to automate and integrate development processes between teams so that they can develop software at great speed and efficiency.
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Unlike traditional models, it insists on development and operations teams to work together and ensure faster development, testing, and delivery more often than releasing everything at once.
In this uncertain time, organizations are exploring new ways and methods to increase productivity and performance. Also, organizations are rethinking their working models to handle such turbulent times in the future.
Here are some foreseeable results companies can get from DevOps:
DevOps is about people, process, and technology. People are an important part of digital transformation. DevOps involves everyone in the team – developers, managers, creative members, business consultants, ops engineers, and many others. This ensures that they work together, collaborate more often, and continuously deliver value by adding new features and optimizing performance.
It helps teams to plan, build, test, and deploy together and bridges gaps between teams.
The remote environment requires a sense of collaboration. Interaction with people rather than tools seems more advantageous in this difficult and stressful situation.
DevOps is all about that.
DevOps is more like a Philosophy.
In a culture like DevOps, teams share the same goals and work upon that to constantly improving the product and deliver the value. Communication remains a strategic factor in successful companies even at present. Using more advanced, faster, and reliable communication channels and by collaborating frequently, teams are capable of delivering high-quality products faster.
Using more advanced tools to establish a continuous chain requires everyone’s participation and knowledge.
You can choose from a range of flavors and tools to implement CI/CD pipelines, such as:
Fortunately, cloud computing and remote access are now easier-to-use, enabling companies to access and manage storage and data securely. Cost-effective internet availability, modern infrastructure management tools, and communication technologies are critically important to get the job done in this turbulent time.
Failures will be there. Continuously experimenting, learning, and thinking on new ideas help companies adopt this new normal and ease out this difficult phase.
Utilize this time to make a new routine, new goals, and a new environment that works for you.
If you have already applied DevOps and working in a ‘Continuous’ environment, let us know how you are coping up with tasks in the corona crisis via comment below. If you are yet to implement DevOps in a remote environment, we would love to know the strategies and roadmap. Share your team’s story with us using the #DevOpsInRemote
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