In an agile enterprise IT environment, speed is the watchword. In the domain of app development, there are two trends that have entrenched themselves as the pillars of agility and lightning-fast development – DevOps and Microservices. These are the two major hot trends in the tech world right now. Both are designed to offer greater agility and operational efficiency in app development. While many consider Microservices as a natural progression of DevOps, they remain as two unique entities, but with a single purpose. Since these 2 methodologies focus on accelerating the development lifecycle, the developer community is wondering what will happen if these 2 methodologies are brought together. Innovators already have the answer to this. The result is singularly awesome and brings about significant benefits to organizations.
DevOps and Microservices together
DevOps, as the name suggests, brings the developers and IT Ops to work in tandem through the entire software development lifecycle to bring about speed and quality in application delivery. DevOps is based on the concept of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD).
On the other hand, Microservice architecture, as we detailed in our previous blog on Microservices, is a software development technique that breaks down development into small pieces of functionality that are made available as a service. These independent building blocks ensure that an application is easier to create, test, and understand. Microservices can provide new levels of development and deployment flexibility, as well as help you save more time and money.
Both work great separately; they offer great agility and also improve overall efficiency. And the good news is that it has been proven that by utilizing both of these two hot trends together, organizations can experience a wide range of benefits.
How DevOps works with Microservices?
By bringing them together, we can enable DevOps teams to develop independent pieces of functionality in parallel with Microservices. Cross-functional teams work collaboratively with Microservice architecture throughout development, testing, production, and application maintenance.
By combining DevOps and Microservices, we can witness –
- Increased productivity and reliability
- Round-the-clock availability
- Increased agility
- Greater Scalability and flexibility
- Faster innovations
- Reduction in errors
- Lesser development costs
DevOps and Microservices in the future
Companies that have started using the combination of Microservices and DevOps have placed themselves ahead of their competition. It has enabled companies to be more productive and innovate faster at a lower cost. With Microservices and DevOps together bringing a huge change to the software development processes, this combination is expected to complement cloud-native deployment, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in DevOps and Microservices, and many more.
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