November 21, 2016
The advantages of DevOps are real and measurable. Companies that have adopted a DevOps strategy have a distinct advantage over competitors that simply have not kept up. Developers are now leading the charge in writing code that can create, store, manage, modify, protect, analyze, and reuse data at a scale that was previously considered unachievable — and all in real time. This ability to monitor and learn what’s happening in an environment allows for real-time intelligent decisions for you and your company.
As we’ve seen, DevOps is an increasingly popular methodology for integrating various teams that develop and deploy applications. Integrated teams work together to collectively accelerate the development, testing, delivery, and updates to applications. But why not adopt the same methodology for the teams that manage and deploy storage? Often, one team of admins is in charge of overseeing the updates for storage — testing to ensure new technologies will not interrupt operations. Once the updates have been given the green light, another team actually deploys them. In a DevOps mindset, one team would be responsible for test and deploy, working with development teams to fully actualize the potential of the infrastructure.