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DevOps: SDLC Optimization

Approach of DevOps helps in ‘business agility’ and not just ‘software agility’, or ‘IT alignment’

DevOps comes with an approach, culture and an objective for SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) optimization. DevOps not to be confused with just a tool, it brings development and operations together. Accelerating the project life cycle DevOps in turn increases profits. This new ideology has been acquired by IT organization globally. DevOps supports collaboration operations and development engineers. It engages in the complete service life cycle, whether it is development process or production support.


Introduction of DevOps:

The word “Dev” implies all the kinds of software developments and “Ops” implies system engineers, operations staff, release engineers, DBA’S, network engineers, security administrators, security professions and vast other sub disciples. DevOps bridges that gap when combined with development and operations by decreasing uncertainties of change and release. DevOps comes with a risk factor which involves various stages of release management i.e. Deploy, Build, Test and Continuous Improvement.


DevOps movement has bought with it myriad career opportunities in various skills in. You can find the right fit with DevOps depending on the inclination of your work nature.

DevOps & Career Opportunities:  

DevOps is not very old in the market. DevOps practitioners started as system admins, multilingual programmers or coders with a basic knowledge of infrastructure management. The common trait becomes the capability to move between testing, development and system administration. DevOps can be adopted easily as a system admin, developer, QA, DBA and elsewhere as long as one is willing to learn and new tool and technology and get thoroughly involved in what the other teams in your organization are doing.

DevOps doesn’t require any specific pre-requisites to approach a career in it. People with basic knowledge in any sectors of the following can learn DevOps.

  1. IT Services – Ops and Support,
  2. System admin
  3. Shell scripting
  4. Programming (any language)
  5. QA or Testing
  6. Build and release
  7. Security Engineer
  8. Application Developers
  9. Integration Specialist

The Growth of DevOps

There is a rapid increase in adoption of DevOps in IT professions today since it provides overwhelming high functioning, and now comes among one of the highest paid IT profession. In one of the recent reports, it is recorded that the organizations with DevOps approach deploy code 50 percent fewer of their deployments fail and 30 times more frequently than their competitors.

Career opportunity with DevOps has increased about 75 percent just over the past two years. DevOps mentioned as a skill in LinkedIn has also increased up to 50%. In the recent survey, it was recorded that 4,000+ employers consider DevOps a skill while hiring.


DevOps and Its Future

Ray, founder of one of the best Staffing Agencies in Dallas, Managed Staffing says that “DevOps ideology without any doubt holds a greater potential in future”. Irrespective of DevOps being new in the market, it has been revolutionizing the industry. In this fast changing IT industry, people with developing skills but no idea about admin or people in operations with no idea to develop will eventually become less valuable for the organization.

Acquiring DevOps will make a single skilled person to a person with multidisciplinary skills. A person can apply his DevOps skills in the field of infrastructure, coding, testing, configuration, release and build. Working in the environment of DevOps people will continuously integrate, and automate different technology since DevOps is not limited to a specific technology.



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