December 3, 2019 // By Magenic
In order to successfully modernize applications in the cloud, DevOps is needed to move faster and set yourself up for long-term success. We investigate this topic in our white paper “How DevOps Can Accelerate Your Cloud Modernization Efforts,” in which we provide the following six tips. Try them. You might find your future is now and brighter than ever.
Consolidate Your Tools
DevOps will help you standardize processes, which will result in systems that are highly repeatable and auditable. Having these processes in place means not only does your product team know what the target infrastructure looks like, so does your operations team.
Strive for Cultural Buy-In
The most important variable to a successful cloud modernization effort is cultural buy-in within your organization. DevOps can help you with this. DevOps can shorten the development-feedback loop and allow stakeholders to learn what works best for end users, and mitigate risk and allow your product to be more responsive to customers and stakeholders. Emphasize these two proof points internally and buy-in should follow.
Share Workflow Knowledge
With DevOps, software workflows are seamless, which can have a great impact on your cloud modernization. DevOps allows for critical work-flow analysis and encourages improvements that are objective and not reliant on human-driven processes, which can lead to dependency on individuals and force teams to reinvent the wheel as individuals come and go.
Automate Your Monitoring as Well as Deployment
DevOps encourages automating not only in the deployment, but also the monitoring of your product, which is a critical part of measuring the value of what is being created. Monitoring allows you to see what is getting used. This is invaluable for cloud modernization.
Practice Your Releases
Releasing software is difficult if you don’t do it often. DevOps allows you to practice releasing and re-releasing software. The more you exercise releasing your software, the easier it becomes. When there are issues, they are generally more targeted. Blameless postmortems help you learn and make future releases even smoother. DevOps allows development to leverage a good share of operations from a self-service model, which means operations becomes a partner and not a roadblock. This helps as you begin your journey to placing more of your assets in the cloud.
Breaking down silos requires stakeholders to see value. DevOps helps remove the work that most of use dislike and allows us to focus on the more exciting aspects of our jobs, such as cloud modernization.
Be sure to check out the white paper for more information or reach out to Magenic to find out how we can help you maximize your cloud modernization value by adopting DevOps.