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Cloud computing and DevOps are both game changing practices in their own right, but together they are a powerhouse of digital transformation. The benefits of using them together accelerate software development significantly as compared with development done in isolation.

Industry predictions estimate more than 500 million new apps and services will hit the market within the next two years—almost all of them cloud-native. That’s equal to all the apps and services developed in the past 40 years.

Magnified Benefits

The inter-dependence of Cloud and DevOps is a potent combination that simplifies development and deployment. A basic element of DevOps is Infrastructure-as-a-Code (IaaS) and this is a fundamental aspect of Cloud computing. IaaS allows developers to provision resources at will to eliminate any inefficiencies associated in conventional infrastructure procurement. The union of Cloud and DevOps thus offers significant benefits; here are the top five

Higher Cost-efficiency

Traditional procurement processes have long cycles and routinely require over-provisioning of resources, which can be a massive drain on budgets. In contrast, automated processes eliminate such resource provisioning inefficiencies  and enable creation and destroying development and testing environments. To avoid Cloud-sprawl adopt usage-based resource accounting to track development cost and make adjustments.

Good Governance

Observability and transparency are two more cloud characteristics that sync well to DevOps processes, enabling monitoring and swift remedial measures. With integration of tools like log tracking, monitoring and alerts, organizations can ensure that their IT environments have centralized governance, are secure, and that compliance is being met.

Easy Containerization and Microservices Management

IaaS is a basic cloud feature that synergizes well with DevOps, allowing use of containers, serverless and microservices architectures, which speeds up development of cloud-native applications. With the elimination of any need for Infrastructure procurement and management, developers are free to focus on improving performance and efficiency of their applications, without the hassle and labour of managing resources.

Every Cloud Provider offers container services, AWS, for instance provides several options to run containers… container-as-a-service. These include AWS Fargate & AWS ECS (container management service) and AWS ECS to run your own EC2 instances.

Integrated Tools for Cloud-Native DevOps

With the provision of native CI/CD tools by Public Cloud Providers, organizations can integrate DevOps processes into their environment and reduce deployment complexity.

AWS, for instance, offers AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and Amazon CodeDeploy. All these are managed services that enable developers to automate build, source, archive, test and deploy code on Lambda & EC2.

Superior Test Environment

An intrinsic aspect of design architecture is performance testing of applications. This involves an automated process that can simulate a suitable external environment to test code for load, stress and availability. Performance tests are carried out early in the development process. The automated process tests for latency, etc., and any failed code is returned to developer for rectification.

Ready for Cloud-DevOps adoption?

Faster to-market times, lower cost of development, speedier testing and deployment, quick and accurate feedback loops… all these benefits of Cloud DevOps are leading to a sharp increase in adoption. Together DevOps and Cloud can effect meaningful transformations that enable businesses to accomplish their goals faster while sustaining a competitive advantage, and Teleglobal can help you get up to speed. Contact us today.

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