DevOps & Site Reliability Engineering

Customer experience is becoming increasingly critical to the contribution to success, with engineering teams placing a greater focus on agility to deliver both products and projects against growing customer expectations.

The role of a DevOps Engineer can be varied depending on team structure and capability as well as the hosted environments and tools being used. However, one thing is constant – speed of developing, testing, deploying, and releasing code is key and DevOps Engineering is the catalyst of this within Software Engineering.

 

Altitude specialises in understanding our clients’ engineering practices to find the best fit of DevOps, Site Reliability or Cloud Engineers. We excel in sourcing the top talent who have expertise across the in-demand platforms like AWS, GCP, Azure or Private Cloud, and the latest DevOps tools e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform etc.

“Every business deserves the best fit for their teams.  But to the candidate, it could be a lifelong dream. I intend to make both those dreams come true.”

Dom Mallawarachy

What is DevOps

Intro

DevOps is a set of practices that works to automate and integrate the processes between software development and IT teams, so they can build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. The term DevOps was formed by combining the words “development” and “operations” and signifies a cultural shift that bridges the gap between development and operation teams, which historically functioned in siloes.

At its essence, DevOps is a culture, a movement, a philosophy.

History of DevOps

The DevOps movement started to coalesce some time between 2007 and 2008, when IT operations and software development communities got vocal about what they felt was a fatal level of dysfunction in the industry.

They railed against the traditional software development model, which called for those who write code to be organizationally and functionally apart from those who deploy and support that code.

Developers and IT/Ops professionals had separate (and often competing) objectives, separate department leadership, separate key performance indicators by which they were judged, and often worked on separate floors or even separate buildings. The result was siloed teams concerned only with their own fiefdoms, long hours, botched releases, and unhappy customers. Surely there’s a better way, they said. So the two communities got together and started talking – with people like Patrick Dubois, Gene Kim, and John Willis driving the conversation.

What began in online forums and local meet-ups is now a major theme in the software zeitgeist, which is probably what brought you here! You and your team are feeling the pain caused by siloed teams and broken lines of communication within your company.

Collaboration and trust

We conducted a survey that found the number one factor of a DevOps team performing well is collaboration. Building a culture of shared responsibility, transparency, and faster feedback is the foundation of every high performing DevOps team. Collaboration and problem solving are ranked as the most important elements of a successful DevOps culture, according to our survey. 

Release faster and work smarter

Speed is everything. Teams that practice DevOps release deliverables more frequently, with higher quality and stability. 

Accelerate time to resolution

The team with the fastest feedback loop is the team that thrives. Full transparency and seamless communication enable DevOps teams to minimize downtime and resolve issues faster.

Better manage unplanned work

Unplanned work is a reality that every team faces–a reality that most often impacts team productivity. With established processes and clear prioritization, development and operations teams can better manage unplanned work while continuing to focus on planned work.

Compared to C-suite executives, DevOps practitioners “on the ground” are more likely to agree it is difficult to measure the impact of DevOps progress and success: 62% agree compared to 46% of C-suite executives.

Customer experience is becoming increasingly critical to the contribution to success, with engineering teams placing a greater focus on agility to deliver both products and projects against growing customer expectations.

The role of a DevOps Engineer can be varied depending on team structure and capability as well as the hosted environments and tools being used. However, one thing is constant – speed of developing, testing, deploying, and releasing code is key and DevOps Engineering is the catalyst of this within Software Engineering.

Altitude specialises in understanding our clients’ engineering practices to find the best fit of DevOps, Site Reliability or Cloud Engineers. We excel in sourcing the top talent who have expertise across the in-demand platforms like AWS, GCP, Azure or Private Cloud, and the latest DevOps tools e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform etc.

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