There are several myths about DevOps floating around in the IT industry today! It’s no surprise, especially considering it’s the latest trend and every organization is jumping on the trolley.
From our experience, we can say that DevOps is worth the fuss. If done and implemented right, this DevOps approach can help create a tremendously positive impact on organizations and companies. This helps cut costs, improve performance and break down bridges between different teams.
We take a look at the most common myths that make the finals –
- DevOps is for the internet only
- DevOps only applies to engineering and operations
- DevOps is not suitable for deployment in regulated industries
- DevOps can’t exist without the cloud
- There is only one approach to Azure DevOps
- Buying DevOps tools is the same as building DevOps
- DevOps and agile development are the same
- DevOps focuses only on improving quality and stability
Of course, these conversations we encounter in many areas of our lives, both in IT and non-IT, there is more truth behind every statement. Yes, this term is booming thanks to the ever-growing startup culture and the ever-growing and evolving IT world.
Now let’s look at what is true and how much.
DevOps is for the internet only
It is true that this practice originally started with companies born on the internet. But over time, large organizations and companies have succeeded in incorporating these practices and principles into their work culture in non-tech fields.
DevOps only applies to engineering and operations
Yes, the term DevOps consists of development and operations. So the concept was born. But today that approach has been modified to empower the entire organization. Everyone involved in product delivery has a role in this process.
DevOps is not suitable for deployment in regulated industries
Understandably, there is an urgent need for control and balance in a regulated industry, but this does not hinder the DevOps process. In contrast, DevOps helps with compliance when properly implemented. Automated processes and tools can help maintain an audit trail.
DevOps can’t exist without the cloud
True, when you think of DevOps, the next thing you think of is the need for cloud computing. The cloud helps testers and developers quickly deploy, test, and make changes. If used correctly and efficiently, processes with the DevOps approach can be optimized without the cloud.
There is only one approach to Azure DevOps
Every organization and every company has different requirements and goals. A single approach can be applied, but not necessarily effective. Processes and activities that are successful in one organization will not be necessarily successful in another.
Buying DevOps tools is the same as building DevOps
This is like saying that buying a book is the same as studying them. While buying a tool is an investment in the right direction, this doesn’t increase tracking and improving the process. There is an essential need and knowledge of DevOps culture to work effectively and get results.
DevOps and agile development are the same
This is the most common myth surrounding DevOps. While the two are closely related and processes such as agile, lean, and other “work fast, deliver frequent” models are an important part of it, they do not necessarily define DevOps. Agile processes, while helps to deliver products faster, do not necessarily improve collaboration between different teams throughout the software lifecycle.
DevOps focuses only on improving quality and stability
However, if the company needs to focus on product quality, DevOps will help with the task. But in general, DevOps helps automate workflows by helping employees focus more on the task at hand, enhancing company culture, and reducing employee burnout.