DevOps is a set of practices designed to build, test and release software faster and reliably by automating the processes between software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). DevOps breaks the silos between operations and development teams to enable rapid, automated and smooth development processes in ensuring faster release without compromising on quality. DevOps, in essence provides a flexible, cross-disciplinary approach that enables faster time to market and continuous improvement. DevOps enables organizations to create and improve products with much more agility than using traditional software development approaches.
The emergence of cloud computing accelerated the need for DevOps. The cloud has enabled near-instantaneous deployment of products and services which along with DevOps can provide the agility demanded by modern applications. Microservices and serverless architectures, highlight the need for DevOps capabilities, both in terms of faster time-to-market and continued support.
Apart from the faster time to market and the collaboration benefits, the rigor and automation facilitated by the DevOps pipelines ensures the code delivered is of higher quality. DevOps pipelines automates the execution of code security and other code quality scans thus making sure the quality of the code delivered is good and in conformance to industry best-practices.
Incorporating appropriate security tools and processes in to the DevOps pipelines is the smartest way to secure your code and artifacts. By embedding the security being part of every stage in the pipeline and the automation ensures the code and its dependencies, configuration and the generated artifacts are secure. Vulnerability scanners run on artifacts reports any known vulnerabilities in them. Security scans on the configuration can report on vulnerable security practices like passwords stored in cleat-text, etc.
DevOps makes it simpler to implement FinOps practices in the organization. FinOps tools and practices provides data on the utilization of the cloud resources and also gives necessary insights on improving the same. By facilitating FinOps in to every day’s operations provides the necessary control on the cost