DevOps And Cloud – The Perfect Companions Ever

DevOps and Cloud Computing, these are the two trending terms that have bagged so much of hype in the recent times. Almost every professional working in the IT sector is having a sound knowledge on how they are evolving as the key business strategies. Though, if you are the one among those who are completely unfamiliar of these two jargons, then let us quickly have a glimpse of both the functions. DevOps is a fusion of words- ‘Development’ and ‘Operations’. It is the concept introduced to describe the software development process, a practice of integrating and collaborating both the development and operational personnel under one roof. Cloud on the other hand is a performance platform that drives the agility of the software execution. It offers infrastructure resources on the pay-per-use approach. Before the advent of the DevOps concepts, the typical software development process comprises of a development team, who used to develop the applications and later passes it to the operations team. The operations team then evaluates those applications and determines the configuration details like how much server space is required for the smooth running of the applications. This is the most inefficient approach followed to scale and deploy the applications that has already been developed, because the application can remain stable during the trial and error run, but when it goes live, there exists a chance of getting it freezes or hanged due to the insufficient space to handle the requests or data. This dearth has been expelled out with the entry of the DevOps, which bought the IT operations personnel in direct contact to the development personnel, for making sure that the applications are built to be “deployment-aware”. In other words, rather than developing the application on one machine and the deployment on other machine, DevOps using the virtualization concept enables the machine to become a part of the application. This approach enables the organizations to respond in a fast and cost-effective way. As we have been talking only about the DevOps, you might get the doubt that- ‘then what to do with the Cloud?’ Let us get into the core agenda of this article. Read More: