DevOps: A New Black for the Software Development Industry

12. May 2021

In the digital era there is a certain pain that affects all businesses, irrespective of their size and/or domain. All of them need to deliver the value faster, spending less and responding to user needs and external changes more rapidly.

This goal is harder to achieve when the development team and the operational team are too disparate: development sends code to operations who run it and send it back to development to fix it.

The DevOps approach eliminates the blank space between development and operation functions by facilitating their integration. It orchestrates environments (usually cloud) where both teams can work iteratively and continuously test and deploy software all the way to production.

It can be done by a separate DevOps specialist or a group of specialists with an Agile mindset set for continuous testing, improvement, integration and iteration.

Vasyl Shevchuk, DevOps at Conscensia: “When we started DevOps on our project, installing a new release on production took several days: each developer knew only his feature, nobody knew the entire process. Something was always forgotten and fixed at the last minute on production. After half a year, releases were installed by the operational team within a couple of hours without involving developers. Now we install a fully-working test environment in the cloud within a couple of hours, execute unit-tests after each change and run integration testing every night”.

What DevOps can do for your business?

  • Grow efficiency. Integration of the development and operations results in collaboration between the teams. Enhanced communication makes collaboration easier and boosts effectiveness of both teams.
  • Сut delivery time. Using a DevOps environment, the development team can deploy changes hundreds of times a day (instead of once every few days, weekly or even monthly).
  • Cut technical debt. Automatization done by DevOps reduces the amount of manual work in the project and reduces future technical debt.
  • Increase reliability. Continuous integration and delivery allow us to run testing while updating and implementing changes. Constant logging and monitoring makes it easier to track real-time performance metrics and maintain the reliability of the software.
  • Resource optimization. Using DevOps tools reduces the deployment time of the environment for development and testing.

Why Should You Look For a Nearshoring DevOps Team?

Conscensia has been providing DevOps services since 2015. As experts, we strongly recommend getting nearshoring teams and benefiting from all the advantages they bring to your business. That is how we describe these main benefits:

  • Exceptional skill sets at disproportionately low prices. According to IT Industry Review, Ukraine has the largest and the fastest-growing number of IT specialists in Europe. Ukrainian IT specialists are known as some of the best at the global market. Yet, life in Ukraine is much cheaper and their salaries are lower than in western European countries.
  • Negligible time difference. Aligned business hours speed up development cycles. If you don’t need support 24/7 you can cut higher-priced night shifts as all team members will work during their day time.
  • Mild cultural difference. Geographical proximity means a relatively similar cultural background and creates good alignment between teams.

If you are interested in finding out more about nearshoring DevOps opportunities – we are happy to provide you with more information and guide you through your digital transformation journey.

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