What is DevOps - Introduction to Architecture & Benefits of DevOps

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What is DevOps?

The simplest way to introduce-DevOps is an approach for coalescing Development and Operations, and there could be various other ways to introduce it too. Broadly, it is a philosophy to ensure coordination between the development and the operations team. Facilitated by DevOps, agile development allows seamless integration and delivery. Leading to extremely productive ends, DevOps tools have proven results in increased production speed.

DevOps architecture is utilized for cloud-based applications as well as big distributed applications. Various components that are used in the architecture are: Development-Plan, Test, Code, Build; Operations- Release, Operate, Deploy, Monitor. DevOps allows both the departments to improve their productivity by allowing them to modify their flaws.

A well-implemented DevOps strategy has a lot of advantages. The following are a few of those that we chose to highlight:

1. Speed:

To become more productive at generating organizational outcomes, DevOps enables you to move at a high rate. This allows you to develop quicker for clients, and adapt well to the changing markets. Your development and operations teams can achieve these goals using the DevOps paradigm.

2. Continuous and Rapid Delivery:

Continuous delivery is the foundation of the DevOps. By increasing the number of releases and the frequency with which they are released, you can innovate and upgrade your product more quickly. The faster you deploy new features and solve bugs, the better you'll be able to respond to your consumers' needs and gain a competitive edge.

3. Decreased cost:

DevOps allows firms to keep their costs to a minimum, that is a key concern for corporations. These methods promote productivity, resulting in increased software production and lower overall production costs for enterprises.

4. Reliability:

 DevOps helps you sustain competition by maintaining the quality of application updates and infrastructure modifications. You can deliver at a faster rate while still providing a great customer experience. To ensure that each change is functional and safe, it uses approaches such as continuous integration and continuous delivery. Practices such as monitoring and logging allow you to keep track of performance in real time.

5. Improved collaboration:

 Development teams have more agility and produces at a faster pace in isolation. Operations teams find it difficult to keep up and are unable to release software at the same rate. However, DevOps brings these teams together and speeds up the delivery of software. It shortens the development timeline.

6. Customer Satisfaction:

The DevOps approach values user experience and, by design, user feedback. Because you're focusing on smaller releases and there's greater room for fast feedback, this naturally puts you in the shoes of the consumer.

When clients' expectations and requirements are met, customer satisfaction reaches new heights by getting information from them and acting on it.


The easiest way to get started with DevOps is to identify a small value stream and try out some practices. Transforming a single stream with a small number of stakeholders is much easier than trying to move your organization to a new way of working all at once. Now is the best time to explore this area!


  • Sumeet Shah

    Associate Director, Incentius

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