Successful Digital Transformation Strategy Includes a Holistic View of DevOps
DevOps is a business game changer. The cultural shift in combining operations, application development processes and people into one unified effort drives new revenue and customer service capabilities that take days rather than months to deploy.
Not only is DevOps one of the biggest trends impacting today’s business, but it is increasingly seen as an integral part of helping organizations move faster and better compete in the marketplace. According to Everest Group’s 2016 annual report on application services, DevOps will play a key role in Digital Transformation strategies for many companies.
The Critical Components of a Successful DevOps Strategy
Automated Delivery Pipeline
Push code, verify artifacts, deploy to production, then automate in a version control system
Externalize configuration concerns from source code into a config file
Deploy applications into environments where they will interact with other applications
Automated Health Checks
Leverage automation to identify issues before they are noticed to minimize user impact
Identify a Firefighter
Identify a ‘first responder’ who can fact-find, resolve and report on all issues
Infrastructure as Code
Treat the entire infrastructure as code, adding best practices and standardizing everywhere