Why is DevOps important?
Picture the scene: An executive committee meets for a quarterly meeting and the technical lead overhears this: “Our plan is to scale the platform, drive 25% increased revenue in the next 6 months and to position ourselves as the go-to provider in our market sector”.
In a lot of cases, a statement like that could lead to fear, panic and stress. But with DevOps, a company can optimise and automate development processes from the ideas stage through the development cycles and onwards through to production. This creates a lot of tangible benefits:
- increased efficiency
- lower costs
- increased feedback cycles
- increased throughput speed and time-to-market.
As a result, the company becomes perceptibly more innovative and can react more quickly to customer requests.