Marketsandmarkets says, the DevOps market is expected to grow from USD 3.42 Billion in 2018 to USD 10.31 Billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.7% during the forecast period. The demand for DevOps is expected to be driven by several factors, such as lower costs, flexibility, agility, and fast application delivery.
DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations. It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality. DevOps is complementary with Agile software development; several DevOps aspects came from Agile methodology.
DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.
The global DevOps market to reach a value of US$ 10.5 Billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of around 20% during 2019-2024 – prnewswire
In simple terms, DevOps is about removing the barriers between traditionally siloed teams, development and operations. Under a DevOps model, development and operations teams work together across the entire software application life cycle, from development and test through deployment to operations.
With digitization, there is a critical need to support businesses that must operate at higher speeds and with greater agility. This has resulted in DevOps growing quickly and becoming key to many organizations in their pursuit of competitive advantage.
According to Gartner, DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture), and it seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. DevOps implementations utilize technology – especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.
The 6 Business Advantages of DevOps are:
- Greater Team Collaboration
- Faster Development Cycles
- Early Defect Detection
- Faster Delivery Time
- Continuous Service Delivery
- Greater Customer Experiences
1.Great Team Collaboration
Since the introduction of DevOps, newer more organized processes are in place. DevOps process improves business agility by providing an atmosphere of mutual collaboration, communication, and integration teams in an organization. With the DevOps process, the responsibility for meeting the quality and timelines of deliverables is with all the team members involved in a project.
2.Faster Development Cycles
Collaboration and Communication are the two enhanced features of DevOps producing automatic improvement in short cycle software development. This ensures that it can be reliably released at any time.
3.Early Defect Detection
The DevOps environment creates a process and a culture of sharing knowledge between the teams. The overall build quality is improved by the automated, continuous monitoring and continuous testing of the code. With DevOps in place, the teams are empowered to communicate between them and detect the defects as early as possible and resolve the issues.
4.Faster Delivery Time
DevOps utilizes automation to ensure a smooth flow of the Software Development Life Cycle. The collaboration between Development and Operations teams results faster in the development cycles and create a collaborative work culture. The collaborative work culture offers the scope for quick and continuous feedback. This help the team to handle issues/errors and fix them in time. By doing so, the releases are done faster.
5.Continuous Service Delivery
An effective DevOps mechanism is often needed to create a robust method of efficiency. Continuous integration and Continuous Delivery ensure that each update is releasable. Automated CI/CD pipeline allows the Dev and Ops teams to develop and integrate code almost instantaneously.
6.Greater Customer Experience
There are multiple factors in the DevOps process that takes the customer experience to a whole new level. Few of the factors responsible for enhanced customer experience are Faster Delivery Cycles, Stable Environment, Quality Testing and Faster Customer Response.