DevOps, the transformative power in organizations

The introduction of this model offers countless benefits that contribute to improving the quality of production, increasing the capacity to respond to market requirements, and strengthening the competitiveness of the public and private sectors on the five continents.

An annual growth of 15.5 percent and an expansion of more than 7 billion dollars in 2025 are the recent forecasts for the DevOps market the consulting firm 360 Research Report and in which it is evident how this dimension of information technologies (IT) will continue to expand its levels of acceptance in the world.

Since 2009, when it was first coined, this concept has evolved to become a “culture” today due to its transformative power and ability to strengthen the competitiveness of organizations. These factors are key in the full recovery of the global economy – the World Bank predicts that global GDP will grow 5.6% this year.

In practical terms, how can this process be implemented? With this new methodology, software production becomes more effective and efficient because it introduces a series of practices and attributes such as speed, agility, and collective work.

According to Leonardo Suárez, CEO of Clouxter, a leading Colombian technology company in the national cloud computing, “DevOps is a set of practices whose sum results in organizations taking a leap in quality in their productivity and reaching high levels of leadership, factors that allow them to conquer more markets and win more clients at any latitude.”

5 Benefits of implementing DevOps

  1. Swift Delivery Performance
    Enforcing this culture increases the speed and frequency of delivering updates and features. This not only generates higher levels of satisfaction among its consumers and/or clients but also reinforces corporate reputation.
  2. Better products
    This action derives from the integration of the development and operation areas and as a consequence of the feedback generated in this process by the work teams.
  3. Better team communication
    This collective dynamic also promotes communication and contributes to reducing tensions between technology professionals common in traditional models. The above causes an increase in the productivity and efficiency of employees.
  4. Strengthening responsiveness
    The ability to respond successfully to internal and external changes is strengthened and thereby facilitates market leadership. This is achievable because the DevOps culture enables the necessary scalability in the business
  5. Innovation
    By applying DevOps, many processes in organizations are automated as problems are quickly detected. This process frees up time that can be used to introduce innovation and therefore generate added value.

According to Ricardo González, CTO of Clouxter, an additional benefit of the application of DevOps is “The practice of DevOps seeks to accelerate the cadence of software delivery, whether it is developed by the client internally, with a third party, but how it leads to deliver the most recent versions, with the most up-to-date functionalities that best support the business in the shortest time possible. DevOps is not a product, DevOps is not a particular technology, it is not a person. It is a culture, a combination of product practices and technology that allows me to achieve that goal of accelerating the software delivery cadence.”

Technologically, profits are produced in software management by guaranteeing a quick and stable solution to technical errors.

This also results in a reduction of the organization’s operational costs, particularly in key areas such as administration and production

Essentially, DevOps accelerates the software delivery pace and streamlines the process in such a way that we can respond more easily and quickly to business needs

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