Rick Conlee
Rick Conlee
Linux, DevOps, CI/CD, Hosting, WordPress Expert
Feb 9, 2021 3 min read

Why DevOps Is Important

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DevOps is important because it makes getting code into production quickly by way of repeatable and reliable procedures. DevOps has changed the way that we think about designing apps, managing technical teams, and how we think about executing IT strategy at large.

Devops Is Important Because Reliability Is Important

The eyes of the digital world are upon us. If your site or app is down, slow or generally unresponsive, it will have a profound impact on profitability, the perception of your brand, and a myriad of other negative things you don’t want. in the conduct if your business. Any friction in the user experience as it pertains to fulfillment of orders, or retrieval of information is simply not acceptable to end users. It does not matter what kind of business you run, or how big it is. If your service is not reliable, you will get a reputation for that and will bleed customers.

DevOps Is Important Because Change Happens Fast

AirBnB can push code enhancements from development to production the same day. If a user reports a problem with the platform, developers can fix the bug and apply the hotfix in a short space of time without taking the platform offline. These sorts of deployments are called “Zero Downtime Deployments.” The ability to iterate that quickly is the holy grail, and ultimate goal when implementing DevOps in your product, app or company. When I first started in IT, getting changes out like that were a once a quarter thing. Thanks to DevOps, such changes can be pushed out to the platform multiple times a day.

DevOps Is Important Because Repeatable Processes Are Important

One of the most important things in the digital age is repeatable process. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel when you need to perform work on your infrastructure, or get code deployed to production. If everyone is working on a set list of procedures that have been tested and iterated over time, it will make routine things so much more reliable. When a system crashes and you have a checklist titled System Crash Checklist - anyone who has even the slightest bit of technical ability can execute the items on that checklist. In industry speak, we call these runbooks. IF you troubleshoot the same problem over and over again but go about fixing it differently, it creates this sense of digital anarchy, and as such creates a lot of uncertainty. This is especially true when you are dealing with mission critical or revenue critical components of your business such as a website or ecommerce app.

Where Are You On Your DevOps Journey?

Contact me today and lets talk about where you are in your DevOps transition!