All You Need To Know About DevOps
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DevOps is not a tool, it’s an approach and it’s a culture with an objective to optimize SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) by bringing development and operations closer. It’s an entirely new ideology that has swept IT organizations worldwide, boosting project life-cycles and in turn increasing profits. DevOps promotes collaboration between development engineers and operations, participating together in the entire service life-cycle, from design through the development process to production support.
All you need to know about DevOps
“Dev” is a blanket term for all kinds of software developers while “Ops” encompasses system engineers, system administrators, operations staff, release engineers, DBAs, network engineers, security professionals, and various other sub disciplines. When combined, DevOps bridges the ageless gap between Development and Ops by reducing uncertainties of release and change. It also brings down risk factors involved in various stages of release management i.e. Build, Deploy, Test, and Continuous Improvement.
Proliferation of the DevOps movement has brought with it, myriad career opportunities for various skills. Depending on your inclination or nature of work, you can find yourself the right fit.
DevOps career opportunities
There are no specific pre-requisites to pursue a career in DevOps. Anyone with basic experience or knowledge in any of the following stream can learn DevOps approach:
1, Programming (any language)
2. Shell scripting
3. System admin
4. IT Services – Ops and Support,
5. Build and release
6. QA or Testing
Growth of DevOps
DevOps practitioners are among the highest paid IT professionals today, and the market demand for them is growing rapidly because organizations using DevOps practices are overwhelmingly high-functioning. According to a very recent report published by Puppetlabs: State of DevOps Report, organizations using the DevOps approach deploy code up to 30 times more frequently than their competitors, and 50 percent fewer of their deployments fail.
In just 2 years, listings for DevOps jobs on Indeed.com increased 75 percent. On LinkedIn.com, mentions of DevOps as a skill increased by 50 percent. In a recent survey by Puppetlabs, half of their 4,000-plus respondents (in more than 90 countries) said their companies consider DevOps skills when hiring.
The Future of DevOps
The DevOps ideology has a lot of growth potential in the future. Even in its infancy, DevOps has sparked a revolution in the industry. With the fast changing dynamics of the IT industry, developers who have no idea about admin or ops and admins or ops people who don’t develop will become less and less valuable to the organization.
DevOps will transform a person with a single skill into a person with multidisciplinary skills that includes coding, infrastructure and configuration, testing, build and release. Since it is not confined to any specific technology, people working in DevOps environment continuously work with, integrate, and automating different technologies.
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