Microservices, cloud native, DevOps, containers, blockchain, what to invest in?
Microservices, cloud native, DevOps, containers, blockchain, … these are all new technologies CIOs are confronted with. But which ones actually make sense? And what value will they bring to existing enterprises? That’s a question I often get. CIOs are trying to understand what technology will bring most benefits to their existing IT environment. So, let’s take a look. Let’s start with the no brainers.
DevOps, increase your agility.
DevOps is really all about automation, being it in the development process or in production. Automation is becoming the norm. It brings with it two key benefits, cost reduction and increased agility. However, implementing DevOps in an organization is not a simple task. And although it is providing great benefits, it will take time to get there.
DevOps makes sense for applications that have regular updates. If they’re changed 4, 5 times a year, it starts making sense to automate the deployment process as deployment is faster and less error prone. But there is more to DevOps than just the automation of the release process. Test automation allows developers to test more frequently during the development process, finding problems faster. It also relieves them from having to run the tests manually. This in turn enables regression testing, in other words, rerun previous tests so you not only check whether the current modification is errorless, but also reviews the potential impact on the other functions of the application. Ultimately this leads to more stable applications in production, limiting the application management effort.
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