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Kanish Singla
Kanish Singla

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What are the obstacles to using DevOps?

Habits are hard to break. Teams entrenched in siloed ways of working can struggle with, or even be resistant to, overhauling team structures to embrace DevOps practices. Some teams may mistakenly believe new tools are sufficient to adopt DevOps. Yet, DevOps is a combination of people, tools, and culture. Everyone on a DevOps team must understand the entire value stream — from ideation to development, to the end-user experience. It requires breaking down silos in order to collaborate throughout the product lifecycle.
DevOps isn't just a single individual's responsibility. It's everyone's job.
Transitioning from an old infrastructure to the infrastructure-as-code (IaC) as well as microservices could speed up development and innovation, however, the additional operational burden isn't easy. It is recommended to establish an effective foundation with automation and configuration management and continuous delivery methods to reduce the workload.
A Heavy reliance on tools could hinder teams from the essential fundamentals of DevOps which are the structure of the team and organizational structure. Once a structure has been established then the processes and the team will follow, and then the tools must follow.

How can you implement DevOps

Adopting DevOps first requires a commitment to evaluating and possibly changing or removing any teams, tools, or processes your organization currently uses. It means building the necessary infrastructure to give teams the autonomy to build, deploy, and manage their products without having to rely too heavily on external teams.
DevOps culture
A DevOps style of working is when teams embrace new methods of working that require greater collaboration and better communication. It's a way of aligning processes, people and tools to create the common goal of focusing on customers. Multidisciplinary teams have responsibility for the entire life-cycle of an item.
Continuously learning
Companies that perform DevOps effectively are ones where experimentation and a certain amount of risk-taking are allowed. In these environments, thinking outside of limits is normal and failing is seen as an integral aspect of learning and growing.
Agile
Agile methods are extremely well-liked in the world of software because they allow teams to be innately flexible, well-organized and adaptable to changes. DevOps is a shift in culture that encourages collaboration among those who create as well as maintain the software. When combined agile and DevOps can lead to high effectiveness and reliability.
DevOps practices
Continuous integration
Continuous integration is the process of automating the process of integrating code changes into software development. It allows developers to regularly join code changes to one central repository from which tests and builds can be executed. This can help DevOps teams tackle bugs more quickly and improve the quality of software and cut down on the time needed to verify and release the latest software update.
Find out about Continuous Integration
Continuous delivery
Continuous delivery builds on Continuous Integration by automatically disseminating code modifications to production or testing environments. It is a part of the continuously delivered pipeline which includes automatized builds, testing and deployments coordinated in a single release workflow.
Learn about continuous delivery
Awareness of the situation
It is crucial for every employee to be able to access the information that they need to perform their work as efficiently and as quickly as is possible. Members of the team must be informed of any issues in the deployment pipeline either due to systemic issues or caused by failed tests and be informed in a timely manner about the health and performance of production-ready applications. Logs, metrics, tracer, monitoring and alarms all are important sources of feedback for teams to use in their work.
Learn about DevOps metrics
Automation
Automation is among the most crucial DevOps methods because it allows teams to move more efficiently through creating and deploying software of high quality. Automating the process of pushing changes to code to a repository for source code could trigger a build testing and deployment process which significantly cuts down the amount of duration of these processes.

Learn about DevOps automation best practices through DevOps Engineer Course.
The Code of Infrastructure
If your company is located on-premises or is cloud-based having the capability to rapidly and efficiently set up, configure, and manage infrastructure is crucial to a successful DevOps adoption. IaC (Infrastructure as Code) (IaC) is more than just scripting infrastructure configurations to treat your infrastructure's definitions as real code, with the control of source code and code reviews, tests and more.

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