Digital transformation, in the context of a business, happens when it fully leverages a mix of digital technologies to transform its activities, processes, competencies, and models, keeping both present and future shifts in mind. The question we want to answer here is whether DevOps and Cloud are essential to such a transformation, and if so – why? Let’s first consider DevOps and what it signifies for your digital transformation efforts.
DevOps is also a fairly new concept to most people. DevOps is gaining in importance as most software companies are providing the software as a service, and operating their product on behalf of their customers. It refers to the participation of operations and development engineers in the entire service lifecycle of a product, from design through the development process to production support. It is also characterized by operations staff making use of many of the same techniques as developers for their systems work, automating agile methodology. DevOps changes development as a whole and specifically redefines cloud development by enabling responsive development in real-time to meet the needs of the business.