DevOps is an approach that aims to improve collaboration between developers (Development) and IT operations teams (Operations). This is done with the aim of making software delivery faster, more reliable and more efficient. DevOps plays a crucial role in the development of enterprise software, as large organisations benefit massively from better deployment of their complex and scalable software solutions.
At mgm, DevOps is already an integral part of the software development process. In this article, we take a look at how DevOps improves collaboration with our customers and optimises the creation and delivery of our software.
Advantages of DevOps in enterprise software development
DevOps offers a number of advantages for companies in the development of enterprise software. Based on our many years of experience, we have summarised the most important aspects for you.
- Accelerated deployment
DevOps enables businesses to get software to market faster. By automating development, testing and deployment processes, updates and new features can be developed and put into production in less time.
- Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD).
DevOps promotes the implementation of CI/CD pipelines that enable continuous integration of code changes and automated deployment across different environments. This increases software quality and stability and reduces the likelihood of errors in production.
Automation is a key aspect of DevOps. This includes automating testing, deployments, configurations, infrastructure management and the build and deployment pipeline. Automation can minimise human error and ensure process repeatability.
- Fostering collaboration and communication
DevOps encourages collaboration between developers who create new features and operations teams who are responsible for the stability and scalability of the infrastructure. This close collaboration makes it possible to identify and fix problems more quickly.
- Scalability and flexibility
In enterprise software development, applications often need to be run at large scales. DevOps helps create scalable and flexible solutions that can meet the increasing demands and growth of the business.
- More security
DevOps also places great emphasis on application security. Security checks and tests are integrated into the development and deployment process to detect and fix security vulnerabilities early. This approach is also often found under the term DevSecOps.
- Monitoring and feedback
DevOps involves continuous monitoring of applications and infrastructure in real time. This makes it possible to quickly identify problems in production and collect feedback on the performance and usability of the application in order to make continuous improvements.
- Positive culture change
DevOps is not just a collection of tools and processes, it also requires a culture change in the organisation. Implementing DevOps requires and encourages open communication, collaboration and a willingness to change throughout the organisation.
How DevOps improves collaboration with our customers and optimises software delivery
DevOps not only improves our internal collaboration, however, but also has a profound impact on the relationship between mgm and our clients. By implementing DevOps practices, we can better control the entire lifecycle of software solutions – from code development to delivery. This enables a faster response to customer needs and higher customer satisfaction.
The close integration of developer and operations teams fostered by DevOps enables us to respond more quickly to customer feedback. New features and enhancements can be developed and deployed in less time, allowing our customers to benefit from innovations faster. In addition, continuous monitoring and feedback from production enables more precise troubleshooting and optimisation of the application, continuously improving the customer experience.
In addition, the transparency that DevOps practices provide in relation to the software development process creates a higher level of trust. Our customers better understand how software is developed and maintained and feel more involved in the process.
Conclusion, trends and future
DevOps is not just a methodology at mgm, it is a cultural shift and a driving force for innovation and customer satisfaction. Seamless collaboration between developers, operations teams and customers has enabled us to respond more agilely to changing requirements and deliver our software faster and more reliably.
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies will further increase the efficiency of our processes and the quality of our products. We firmly believe that DevOps – especially when combined with our Enterprise Low Code approach – will be key to meeting the challenges of the ever-changing world of enterprise software engineering in the years to come.