Technology start-up companies are generally in hurry to make their products available in the market due to the fast-paced technological changes. Start-up companies need profits as soon as possible to continue their operations and solve limited capital issues. Organizations that are in the business of technological products require a very apt development team for product designing and development and a highly proficient operations team to install and manage the product, and expectations of the end-users.
What is DevOps?
Software is generally created as solutions to the end-user problems in the form of a product (Dev) that impacts many processes and in turn many people’s lives. The cycle that is followed to build software is called the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) or Agile Software Development. One of the most important things in software development is the requirement of end-users. When stakeholders have clarity on those requirements they take assistance from developers to create a solution for those requirements by converting them into computer understandable language to develop the final product. After the product is tested for any possible errors and faults the role of the operations team (Ops) comes into the picture. The operations team manages products and customers in terms of providing the support needed for the deployment of products and keeping customers updated on new features of the product as they are updated from time to time.
After the software is installed in the customer’s setting, it is the responsibility of the software team to manage software issues and supports end-users with issues relating to the application, technical and service management. Apart from assisting end-users with services to resolve issues, the technical operations team also performs database monitoring, configuration and backups, system restoration, upgrading software or hardware to manage speed issues, and disaster management in terms of database recovery and transfer.
In a nutshell, in the process cited above, two separate technology teams work individually to cope with the development and management challenges. Merging these two teams to form a set of skillful team members who are proficient in developing and managing the software operations gives birth to the modern IT concept of DevOps. DevOps enable robust and precise delivery of the product and related support.
DevOps for Start-ups
Almost 90 percent of start-ups fail every year because of their business approach, marketing model, unsustainable cash flows, and inadequate investment in technology. After a tech start-up first launches its product, it needs to be on its toes to ensure continuous updates in the application of its freshly launched product as the user database increases. Failing to do so will result in losing the trust of customers as customers or end-users will have their issues unresolved. In the absence of the DevOps team, it is extremely complex to make continuous alterations in the product to meet the market demand and staying ahead of competitors. Start-ups that choose not to invest in technology are not able to sustain their business in the competitive market.
Investing in technology to build a separate team product development and operation management help tech startups enjoy flexibility and agility along with the competitive edge over other players in the market.
Few Advantages of DevOps in Tech Start-Ups
There are many advantages of adopting the DevOps approach for your start-up business. A few of them are discussed below.
As the limited budget is a primary issue most start-ups have to deal with, DevOps help business to keep costs under control. Applying the DevOps approach to your business model eliminates the need for repetitive tasks and processes by providing a means of implementing them through automation.
2. Least Possible Issues
In DevOps, everything works in an autopilot style. This helps tech start-ups to keep their focus on their core business and other business-related issues. Using DevOps greatly reduces several complexities and problems that may otherwise arise during product development and management processes.
3. Flexibility and Integration
Having a merged team for product development and its operations management brings about a lot of flexibility and agility due to enhanced communication and awareness on part of team members. Moreover, continuous integration helps the software team to integrate the code in its current state into a shared source several times. It also helps in countering and fixing issues before beginning with the subsequent phase of development.
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