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Traditional Development and Operations teams function in the following manner:

  1. The operations team or business unit defines a business problem.
  2. The development team is then tasked with creating a technical solution to this problem.
  3. The solution is tested by the dev team.
  4. After a certain level of readiness, the solution is handed over to the Operations team to beta test it in production. ( NOTE: This handoff is where the disconnect occurs. Once operations teams get hold of their new solution, often there is not an effective avenue for feedback to development if something does not work.) Bridging that gap between Development and Operations the purpose of DevOps.

DevOps is an extension and continuous improvement in architecture, testing, data, and continuous development and often creates a ground-up view of how a company can more effectively run its internal operations. It is very difficult to have an objective view of what your organization needs when you are focused on the day-to-day needs of your team or department: synergy between departments is the goal.

If your company is ready to automate even some of its operational functions, it is highly beneficial to consult an experienced partner like Axis to provide an unbiased opinion of what your organization needs to be more successful. DevOps isn’t just software or a packaged product. Each organization is different. Our goal at Axis is to provide a map of how your company works together along with the positive traits while focusing on what the problems are like

  • Perhaps bugs are not being documented properly
  • Maybe code is being pushed to production without proper testing
  • Developers may not have access to the data they need to build their applications when they need it

A full-scale solution varies from customer to customer and is comprised of services and solutions that are catered to your enterprise business strategy.

Botmetric.com4 offers an insightful visual to help you better understand the benefits of improving your internal DevOps structure:

Image provided courtesy of devopsish.com3

Traditional Development and Operations teams function in the following manner:

  1. The operations team or business unit defines a business problem.
  2. The development team is then tasked with creating a technical solution to this problem.
  3. The solution is tested by the dev team.
  4. After a certain level of readiness, the solution is handed over to the Operations team to beta test it in production. ( NOTE: This handoff is where the disconnect occurs. Once operations teams get hold of their new solution, often there is not an effective avenue for feedback to development if something does not work.) Bridging that gap between Development and Operations the purpose of DevOps.

DevOps is an extension and continuous improvement in architecture, testing, data, and continuous development and often creates a ground-up view of how a company can more effectively run its internal operations. It is very difficult to have an objective view of what your organization needs when you are focused on the day-to-day needs of your team or department: synergy between departments is the goal.

If your company is ready to automate even some of its operational functions, it is highly beneficial to consult an experienced partner like Axis to provide an unbiased opinion of what your organization needs to be more successful. DevOps isn’t just software or a packaged product. Each organization is different. Our goal at Axis is to provide a map of how your company works together along with the positive traits while focusing on what the problems are like

  • Perhaps bugs are not being documented properly
  • Maybe code is being pushed to production without proper testing
  • Developers may not have access to the data they need to build their applications when they need it

A full-scale solution varies from customer to customer and is comprised of services and solutions that are catered to your enterprise business strategy.

Botmetric.com4 offers an insightful visual to help you better understand the benefits of improving your internal DevOps structure:

While this list isn’t exhaustive of all the benefits of introducing a DevOps solution to your company, it’s an effective primer on the importance of the concept and preparing your company for the inevitable shift in the way the IT world works.  Businesses — especially large enterprises — must embrace DevOps to challenge the competition and meet their consumers’ digital experience demands. Creating a smooth and automated path for multiple teams to work together is not only gaining popularity, but it’s also crucial to any complex and growing organization. Your business cannot survive in the future without DevOps.

In large organizations with ample legacy code and aging servers, businesses are “going to have to do quite a bit of work making the business DevOps-able.” 6 The “most successful” method for implementing DevOps entails getting all the relevant business units on board. Implementations of these multi-faceted solutions also require the creation of a well-formulated Business Process Design framework that sets the foundation for how your company will benefit from a DevOps implementation.

  • Who will own which parts of the solution?
  • Will teams be able to follow an automated process?
  • How will I ensure my teams continue to meet and exceed quality, security, and operational targets?

Cloud-based integration coupled with industry “as-a-service” models will require well-thought business processes that have been tried and tested.

When you want to make DevOps work for your organization, you need a partner who has hands-on experience and can help you realize the benefits of such a system and create a custom solution for your growing needs. Our team of experts and partners can evaluate, create and implement what’s right for you.

Axis Technology, LLC

Axis Technology, LLC is a leading Data Security firm based in Boston. We work with clients worldwide architecting and implementing solutions that speed up access to secure data. Axis has built a reputation as experts in Data Security solutions using next-generation software products that get the job done fast. Almost 20 years ago we started doing custom data security solutions for our financial services clients in Boston and New York City. As time went on, we built a data privacy product DMsuite, which became popular in both the financial services and healthcare markets. Eventually, we sold DMsuite to Delphix and now focus all of our energy on helping Fortune 500 companies secure and provision their data faster than ever before!