The Benefits of DevOps

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    GREATER EFFICIENCY

    Enterprise companies can close the gap between development and operational teams by creating a more collaborative DevOps environment. This accelerates the production of critical deliverables as development teams work with operational results in mind. The teams can identify and fix bugs at faster speeds as testing and feedback occur in real time. The teams can identify and implement automated solutions to accelerate key processes as well.

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    BETTER QUALITY

    Smarter collaboration between development and operations means superior results in terms of deliverables. DevOps reduces the possibility of persistent errors, increases transparency between development and operations, and reduces the costs associated with problem solving and fixes. Improved communication between the two teams means developers are more likely to understand and take into account the nuances of operational requirements, and vice versa.

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    IMPROVED COMPANY CULTURE

    Traditional “waterfall” models for application development and implementation meant operations and development teams sat separately, with longer lifecycles for software development and delivery. High frequencies of errors and longer lead times to deliverables and bug fixes increased tensions between the teams; a lack of closeness can create a less equitable work environment as well. DevOps brings these teams closer together to improve both workflows and outcomes.

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    EFFECTIVE AUTOMATION

    DevOps means teams can work together to identify opportunities to automate repetitive tasks. Approaching automation in this way improves the efficacy and speed of both testing and problem solving. Strategic use of automation frees up team members to focus on value-adding initiatives and innovation rather than tedious and repetitive tasks as well.

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    INTEGRATE TEAMS

    WebOps integrates website and web application developers with the stakeholders most impacted by their deliverables—namely, content developers, marketers, customer experience experts, and others who use websites and web applications for their everyday responsibilities. Bringing web developers closer to these business users ensures web developers deliver solutions that make sense in the context of their colleagues’ responsibilities.

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    COST BENEFITS

    The WebOps approach shortens the time between conceptualization and delivery of critical, high- performing web assets. DevOps introduces more opportunities for automation and an accelerated testing and bug fixing cycle as well. Optimizing these processes reduces costs associated with web development—especially in terms of costly fixes that often occur after a solution is already launched.

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    GREATER FLEXIBILITY

    As business leaders launch new marketing, eCommerce, or CX initiatives, WebOps teams can respond quickly to support their requirements. Development teams can work quickly to fill any gaps in web-based functionality and capabilities, collaborating with their colleagues in operations to optimize results. These processes can occur in near-real time, without time-consuming lifecycles between initial planning and outcomes.

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    HOLISTIC RESULTS

    Whereas traditional development teams approached projects on a case-by-case basis, integration with other stakeholders ensure they have a holistic and contextual understanding of each project. This ensures their deliverables fit within the context of broader strategic initiatives, as well as other business-critical functionalities such as marketing activities or content development.

    DevOps & WebOps by Uvation

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    BUILDING A FOUNDATION

    The DevOps and WebOps experts at Uvation work with your internal stakeholders to adopt, endorse, and expand the agile values and principles at the foundation of DevOps and WebOps success. We help you prepare developers to take end-to-end ownership of software projects, then build a holistic framework that brings development and operations teams together in a way that enhances software output, efficacy, efficiency, and success.

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    PLANNING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Leveraging your teams’ newfound understanding of Agile processes for DevOps and WebOps, we help you apply those principles to practical use cases within your organization. In addition to identifying immediate improvement areas, we guide you as you determine worthwhile projects that will drive early successes and contribute to a growing DevOps and WebOps culture within your organization. We help you develop a strategic approach to take on new projects as they arise as well.

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    CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION & AUTOMATION

    As you identify successful best practices, Uvation helps your DevOps or WebOps team automated key processes so that testing and code validation become more efficient and reliable. This process of continuous integration—whereby new development projects are integrated into your main source code—eliminates bugs early and facilitates greater trust and utilization of your DevOps and WebOps processes.

    DevOps Statistics

    Advanced DevOps teams deploy 106 times faster than low-performing teams.

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    Over 79% of worldwide business leaders think DevOps is somewhat or extremely important to scaling software development.

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    Implement DevOps and WebOps with Uvation

    With Uvation Cloud Services (UCS), you can build and deploy the ideal DevOps or WebOps solution for your organization. Whether you’re considering restructuring your current development model or you are building your app development strategy from scratch, Uvation has the options and resources to provide you with a comprehensive strategy.

     

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    What is the Difference Between DevOps & WebOps?

    Although similar in principle, DevOps predates WebOps as a movement. DevOps also was the first to disrupt the long-accepted “waterfall” approach to software development by bringing development and operational teams together for a holistic approach to project management. In effect, DevOps closed a gap that was the source of countless inefficiencies, delays, frustrations, and runaway costs associated with software development.

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    UNDERSTANDING DEVOPS

    Simply put, DevOps improves the design, testing, problem solving, and resolution of new software purpose-built for key functions in operations. Previous models involved development teams laboring in silos to produce new software before delivering it to operations, only to find that the software did not perform as planned. These errors were often due to a lack of input or visibility by operations during development, where their visibility into their own processes and desired results could contribute to software production, especially when applied consistently.

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    UNDERSTANDING WEBOPS

    WebOps is similar in principle to DevOps in that it increases visibilities between development teams and the teams for whom their software must deliver results. WebOps simply applies to web-based products, such as corporate and eCommerce websites, employee portals, and web applications. WebOps also means development teams share touchpoints with more than only operations: marketers, customer experience professionals, and others may share a stake in the results of their work.

    Technologies and Processes Involved in WebOps & DevOps

    There are several technologies and processes involved in deploying comprehensive WebOps or DevOps projects. Here are some that you should be aware of.

    DESIGN & BUILD

    DevOps and WebOps provide business stakeholders with greater visibility and a “voice” in the development of software that will impact their success directly. Rather than forcing development teams to design and build in vacuum, allowing development and operations teams to collaborate in real time vastly improves efficiencies and output. Teams can build parallel workflows as the two teams collaborate and switch between projects in real-time as well, rather than work on individual projects in sequence and in bulk.

    TEST & MEASURE

    Teams can establish pipelines that streamline testing, measure, and feedback processes by creating non-production environments in parallel with other projects. This allows teams to continue essential production functions for the same or alternative projects while creating “feature branches” for code that is ready to be tested. Teams can create unique measurement and communication features within testing as well.

    AUTOMATE & OPTIMIZE

    DevOps and WebOps teams use automation to support continuous delivery, a principle whereby new and successful software, fixes, changes, and updates are delivered successfully to users in the shortest amount of time possible. Creating fluid pipelines between teams and automating repetitive but essential processes allows teams to focus on experimentation, optimization, and new projects rather than become bogged down by redundant and time-consuming processes.

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