Key things to remember for DevOps Success:
- Concentrate on the performance and analytics of applications. How to guarantee performance and metrics? Simplicity – don’t over-engineer things. Let the application determine what you need. More components result in more opportunities for failure.
- Any software organization has to recognize how operations work so application is appealing to the IT persons and be able to partner with the tools and cloud. Understand where you are today, where you want to be in the near future and be practical about how to get there. Most important is to get there.
- Turn vertical silos into horizontal. Manage people by the process designed by the tools you are having. What are the processes to focus on automation and the pipeline? DevOps is not a silver bullet.
- One of the biggest pain points for DevOps and integration is there are a lot of proprietary black boxes with a specific dedicated process for integration assets versus software it means your pipeline is broken. It slows you down and makes it impossible to integrate. You need a DevOps toolset to accommodate the main process. Speed and agility with control. Quality, secure, always available.
- Train and get people to acknowledge DevOps helps them get there. Fulfill the requirements of quality assumptions — the speed with control.
- The most important element is the automation. Automate as much as possible to get the value from the technology as quickly as you can.
- DevOps culture and process changes: Execute elements of what role we believe plays vital in DevOps and the cloud – monitoring as a service wherever you implement. Performance as a service – Use of metrics to make the unbreakable pipeline. Bring toward self-healing for auto-mitigating actions. Provisional on where users are we help implement the next phase to self-healing and no ops or autonomous ops. Define what step they are and where we can help get quicker-automated feedback to the respective people.
- The basics persist just be more conscious and open to dialogue. There used to be more pockets of information, now more at a global level. Leadership from the top down have to encourage DevOps. It will require some rewiring. You should not shock the team. Create a culture of discovery and fail fast. Failure should not mean punishment. There is no way to discover a process if you’re not going to fail. It’s about failing fast.
- The cultural shift to an organization that focuses on learning, experiments, and continuous improvement has to be the most important element for sustained success. A successful DevOps implementation is never finished. Its ongoing, continually enhancing the “system” by developing abilities that support the success of the business.
- Good automation, definitely. If it’s in an existing environment, it’s important for your engineers to really understand all of the processes that occur regularly so they can be automated in a custom fashion. In new environments, it’s often better to look at what best practices exist in the marketplace and if there’s existing (often free) automation you can use to implement those best practices.
- DevOps key practices
- Moving to DevOps can be a huge undertaking, especially for organizations with a lot of legacy applications and technology.
- Many organizations fail to gain the many advantages because creating a big move at once needs substantial changes to culture, tools, and processes. I recommend IT teams make smaller, more strategic moves to ensure successful implementations. Start executing DevOps with skunkworks teams for every new project, new software for instance, in its place of trying to force the modern development process for older applications.