Cloud computing is essential to DevOps as it accelerates IT transformation with advanced tools and automation. In many ways, the cloud and DevOps have a symbiotic relationship. While DevOps at its core is more of a set of processes and a way of thinking, the full potential cannot be realized without the cloud. There are many different ways the two sides influence each other, providing a host of benefits to developers and organizations as a whole. Here we take a closer look at how DevOps and the cloud work together.
“The centralized nature of cloud computing provides DevOps automation with a standard and centralized platform for testing, deployment, and production. In the past, the distributed nature of some enterprise systems didn’t fit well with centralized software deployment. Using a cloud platform solves many issues with distributed complexity.”
“Advanced applications need complex technology stacks that require a great effort to develop and configure. Cloud computing has delivered developers seamless access to development platforms in minutes, instead of months needed earlier. It instantiates a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP), and complicated application ecosystems like SAP in a single click and development teams can work instantaneously.”
“Secure cloud gateways provide users with the ability to access enterprise resources from any location and any device without compromising the security of the network itself. Providing constant access allows for unparalleled collaboration as well as the ability to utilize professional contract workers from across the globe to infuse your teams with some much-needed expertise.”
“Cloud computing also enables users to create self-service methods for provisioning infrastructure through AWS Service Catalog. Developers are able to quickly try new things, fail fast and just easily succeed in getting new products to market faster, without having to wait for IT operations to provision services for them.”
Monitoring And Observability
“Various cloud service providers offer monitoring and observability services, specially built for DevOps engineers, developers, and IT managers. These services provide actionable insights to monitor applications, optimize resource allocation, respond to performance changes, and offer a unified dashboard to keep a track of overall health of application.”
“A lot of businesses facilitate their DevOps teams to have an on-premise environment or a mix of cloud-based and on-premise. But, migrating to cloud solutions is still a need. To enhance employee productivity, no matter if your employees work side-by-side or remotely, that is why you should move all the DevOps to the cloud or use cloud-native tools.”
“Expanding DevOps to DevSecOps enables the integration of security into new cloud environments on day one. It can also ensure RCA cloud security playbooks are developed and followed, and help introduce and manage security solutions designed to protect critical digital resources without introducing unreasonable risks.”
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