5 reasons you need to consider DevOps Managed Services NOW!
DevOps involves bringing together Development (Dev) and IT Operations (Ops) to make the software development lifecycle (SDLC) faster, enable continuous delivery and ensure high quality. In 2021, 83% of IT decision makers reported implementing DevOps practices to unlock higher business value.
However, despite this wide acceptance, according to the 2021 State of DevOps Report by Puppet, the number of firms that identify their level of DevOps evolution as “mid-level” is as high as 78%. The report goes on to say that “these (mid-level) companies have failed to understand and address the cultural, organizational, and process changes required to adopt new ways of working with technology”.
To put it simply, setting in place an effective internal DevOps practice is hard! There are major cultural changes to be made, not to mention building capabilities in DevOps practice and DevOps infrastructure.
This is where Managed DevOps (also called DevOps Managed Services or DevOps as a Service) comes into the picture.
What is Managed DevOps?
Managed DevOps typically involves infrastructure management, deployment, release automation, monitoring, and optimization at every stage of the software development lifecycle.
A DevOps Managed Services Provider (MSP) can help take the load of DevOps implementation off your hands. With certified DevOps specialists, this means seamless software development, continuous deployment, and constant monitoring for enhanced performance and minimized errors, all at greater speed – without you needing to build these capabilities yourself.
Why is it important for your business transformation?
A DevOps MSP helps to deliver business transformation by facilitating continuous innovation and enhanced user experience, to create a competitive advantage for the business.
This is achieved by hitting the ground running with experienced and certified professionals at the MSP, who are already equipped to deliver value.
Here are 5 key benefits of partnering with a DevOps Managed Services partner.
1. Focus on your core business
With the hassles of building and maintaining an in-house IT team taken off your plate, you are left with the time and resources to invest into your business. And with an expert team to support you, implementing business strategies becomes more efficient as well.
2. Reduce IT costs
With a predictable and optimized technology budget, Managed DevOps delivers greater value at lower costs. You also save time and cost on expensive recruitment of a DevOps team, besides investments into the software and tools they would require.
3. Enhance speed to market
A key benefits of DevOps is to make the SDLC faster – when performed by an experienced team, these benefits are magnified. From provisioning infra to development and deployment of code, each step harnesses automation to ensure speed and quality.
4. Tap into a deeper and wider talent pool
DevOps specialists are a scarce and in-demand resource, making it difficult to attract and retain quality talent. With an MSP, on the other hand, you have a pool of resources who are well equipped, and who also gain exposure to a wider variety of requirements and challenges.
5. Benefit from well-established processes
Considering that DevOps is at the core of a DevOps Managed Services business, providers of DevOps as a Service place a great deal of importance on perfecting their processes. With tried and tested solutions, and regular upskilling and certifications, you can expect to benefit from a well-oiled setup that delivers value.
Working with a DevOps Managed Services provider is a great way to benefit from DevOps without tying yourself down with the challenges of setting up a practice yourself. Schedule a consultation with our DevOps specialists today to discuss how to get started.