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What is DevOps?

You have probably heard the term “DevOps” in different settings. DevOps is neither a skill, role nor a team, it’s a culture. DevOps is about the people and how to use the processes and tools that have been developed over the years, to enable faster releases of code.

The general idea is that the team that implements an application, should also be responsible for deploying, running, and maintaining them. This has typically, in traditional software development, been the responsibility of two different teams, the Development team, and the Operation team.

You have probably also heard about “Agile” methodologies. They are mainly set up to improve the business agility. DevOps follows many of the same practices for Agile development in order to improve the IT agility. By removing the distinction of the teams, the DevOps culture creates a shared common goal.

A DevOps Engineer is not characterized by a certificate or education, but by a person with a multidisciplinary skill set – capable of managing infrastructure and configuration, while also being able to implement new features, tests, and deploy your solution.

The importance of DevOps for new projects

By adopting a DevOps culture, you will be able to release and deploy new builds fast and efficient, with a single click. Through traditional system operation you would typically create a timeframe every quarter where you could set out a deployment. With the DevOps movement the process of setting out a new deployment can be made so seamless that you’re able to do thousands of deployments each day.

The increased deployment frequency and reduced complexity also reduces the lead time between fixes and lowers the failure rate of new releases. In short, DevOps creates a better communication and collaboration to serve the IT business needs of your organization with the development team and business stakeholders working together.

We are seeing an increased need to really use the capabilities provided by the cloud, either through cloud native solutions or by getting rid of the traditional server infrastructure. Reducing the time needed to maintain and upgrade your infrastructure, you can free up time for other crucial tasks.

Continuity is important in the DevOps culture: continuous integration, continuous deployment, continuous delivery, continuous feedback. In Gture, we really emphasize how important the continuous feedback is for our customers. The crux of DevOps is the ability to have IT agility and cater to changes and feedback from both the customers and the users to drive the need for a better product.

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DevOps for your existing solution

If you already have an existing website or application, the process of applying DevOps is not always the right way to go. We tailor our services based on your needs and strive to keep your solution up and running.

We have a dedicated team of software engineers ready to take over the hosting and maintenance of your system. Through our innovation network, we are able to get the right resource and competency to

help you with your day-to-day operations and provide cost effective management of your cloud solution.

Are you ready to reduce the ongoing cost of your application and experience our dedicated team? Or reduce the lead time for changes, time to recovery, or increase your release frequency? Do not hesitate to reach out for a chat about how we can help in your transformation!

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Jonathan Trapnes & Marius Fekene

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