A DevOps methodology is the greatest way to maximize the benefits of cloud computing while lowering expenses.

Software delivery is accelerated by combining cloud and DevOps.

Using cloud or DevOps in isolation, according to a survey from IT analyst firm Freeform Dynamics, speeds up software delivery by a little over 50%. However, combining them results in an 81 percent acceleration.

As the authors of the research point out, cloud transforms software delivery and operations, but DevOps is required to get the full benefits:

When apps are moved to the cloud, it’s a great time to update the hosting platform so that you can take advantage of contemporary cloud services. By automating common processes, DevOps methodologies might, for example, minimize the complexity and toil involved with maintenance. Furthermore, on-demand scaling can speed up software delivery and deployment while decreasing the costly over-provisioning that is frequent in on-premise setups. These enhancements, taken together, free up more time and energy for innovation and value-added work that improves customer satisfaction.

In other words, developers may spend more time developing and operating workers can work strategically, rather than dealing with large unanticipated tasks, like firefighting. Many organizations, because their workers are too busy putting fire on, struggle to achieve their strategic goals. A DevOps cloud migration approach, on the other hand, lets you fire many of them for good.

The combination of cloud and DevOps improves operational efficiency.

DevOps principles, when combined with cloud adoption, provide a more seamless and targeted path to operational maturity. This is especially true for businesses that have just transitioned from start-up to scale-up status.

Adopting tried-and-true best practices will help you make rapid progress in this area. AWS and Azure’s Well-architectured frameworks are a wonderful base. Well-five pillars of Architect – Operational Excellence, safety, reliability, cost-optimization, and performance efficiency – offer experienced advice on the success of building and running your cloud. A well-architected review can help impact process decisions and objectives that are driven by DevOps. This allows you to methodically and targeted rearchitect systems, to ‘build on the operation that will support the development and take account of the future.

The total cost of ownership is reduced by combining cloud with DevOps.

Cloud cost optimization is becoming a primary issue for CTOs as cloud usage continues to grow. DevOps can also assist with this.

As previously stated, traditional on-premise server infrastructures are typically over-provisioned in order to meet peak demand. Depending on your industry, traffic may peak once a year (for example, on Black Friday) or more frequently (e.g. weekend grocery shopping). It may also peak at inconvenient times due to uncontrollable variables beyond your control.

The argument is that you pay for peak capacity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You’re still paying for rack space, network provisioning, and software licenses even if you turn servers off during off-peak hours to conserve energy.

DevOps can turn this around by taking full use of cloud computing’s quick elasticity. You only use (and pay for) the capacity you need, when you need it, by automating essential components of provisioning, application deployment, and orchestration. This cuts down on squandered funds and lowers the total cost of ownership.

Move to the cloud and modernize workloads is a whitepaper we recently published. It examines the many DevOps methodologies and technologies that might help apps evolve to take advantage of cloud settings. To read it in its entirety, click on the box below.

On our case studies page, you can see how we’ve helped companies like Skyscanner, Delio, and SureView Systems integrate cloud adoption with DevOps.

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