Common mistakes organizations make when adopting DevOps
DevOps is the mega trend, if you had yet implemented it, like it or not, you can not avoid it to prevent your organization lose in the adoption and lag far behind compare with the competitors who adopt it before yours.
This topic focus on common mistakes organizations make when adopting DevOps.
Since introduce of DevOps, now it become the absolute better way to ship applications faster and with better quality in significant reduce cycle time. However, transition from waterfall to DevOps for some partial adoption to test may go wrong. For make DevOps to work, it need people, tools, processes, data and applications transition as well. Those work for the past waterfall you need to abandon. DevOps need to encompass new approaches, include micro services and application containers. For static application security testing (SAST) and dynamic application security testing (DAST) that work, need capable to do on the micro services and application containers.
Adoption of tools like Jenkins and Git for version control and build automation just the first step for continuous integration. DevOps transition require more. You can not keep your past application architecture and underlying infrastructure the same as before to hope to achieve DevOps transition.
Application containers bring benefits like portability across the development pipeline, flexibility in using multiple programming languages, decoupling of the host system from the application layer, and betters security and fault tolerance, if do it right.
It impossible for DevOps team function without the adoption of application containers. Same as well, microservices, the practice of breaking down a large application into multiple services that work together, to supports DevOps is required. Since developers can independently deploy and manage each service, which reduce lot of cycle time.
DevOps is culture change and so do the structure change. For it to work, got to drop culture to working as large, singular, isolated teams like Dev, IT and QA, and adopt to work as small, multifunctional teams that collaborate together on a Dev + IT + QA level. That mean lot of change for traditional Development structure. DevOps aims to achieve a culture that moves fast by empower team make decisions about the services they manage and this is why the team should organised based on the microservices architecture that powers your app.
Moving to security data in the cloud way. You will transit from a private data centre to the cloud. The cloud vendor is responsible for the security of the cloud, and you are responsible for security in the cloud. Without this understanding you can not leverage it for the faster cycle time. Make sure you understanding your cloud vendor process, policy and procedure and leverage them as part of your secure app development, for instance, what API can be use as part of your app.
It go beyond by just develop your app on the cloud, you must able to design and base your database on the scalability of the cloud to avoid the bottleneck slowdown entire application delivery services experience.
E-SPIN being active in serving the customer from the DevOps transition by supplying various systems and tools, from the Microservices site static application security testing to application containers security vulnerability assessment, to name a few.
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