DevOps 2.0 extends DevOps practices throughout the organization, beyond IT development. DevOps 2.0 seeks to reduce silos and promote communication and cooperation among all technical and non-technical groups involved in the creation, production, and maintenance of software. DevOps 2.0 includes operations, quality assurance, security, legal, development, and more throughout the organization.
Early adopters of DevOps sought to improve collaboration between IT ops and developers when it was first established in the late 2000s. This was key to eliminating information silos and achieving continuous Delivery.
The Phoenix Project was the first to start the DevOps journey. In 2013, organizations began to adopt the DevOps approach for Agile software development. This collaboration allowed them to build quality software faster.
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Principles for DevOps 2.0
Collaboration doesn’t stop at developers and IT ops. DevOps is a way for organizations to integrate all aspects of their organization into the software delivery process.
DevOps was first developed as a concept in. In which DevOps teams integrated business management into their continuous implementation process, DevOps expanded. Executives can track and engage with software from its conception to completion using real-time analytics as well as API Tools.
DevSecOps also expanded the concept of DevOps, by including the security team in the collaborative mix. Although DevOps 2.0 is often used interchangeably with BizDevOps, DevOps 2.0 encompasses a digital transformation and is therefore more comprehensive and holistic.
DevOps 2.0 is in most cases a way to encourage continuous communication and collaboration between all divisions within an organization to speed up software delivery and improve software quality.
DevOps 2.0 uses
To be part of continuous delivery, DevOps 2.0 needs quality control engineers as well as IT security teams. DevOps 2.0 requires that a team continuously monitors the IT infrastructure after an application has been launched. Engineers working in continuous software development are expected to be supported by legal and HR departments.
DevOps 2.0 encourages organizations to use the same tools. IT ops might use monitoring and alerting tools to monitor infrastructure, but developers can also use them to detect problems with applications faster. A PR department may also have access to these tools so that it can quickly identify software issues impacting customers and prepare a response.
Agile practices enable development teams to deliver iteratively faster, among other benefits. DevOps automates the entire process to ensure continuous integration and continuous deployments (CI/CD). An end-to-end strategy ensures that safety and test teams are involved at every stage. We have also removed what doesn’t add value to the process using Lean principles. It is achieving greater productivity, maximum value, and a faster time to market.
DevOps refers to techniques, patterns, and best practices. Container, automation, elasticity, and self-scaling are all key components. We also need infrastructure like code, monitoring and configuration management. These systems allow us to deliver value quickly, reliably, and with minimal downtime.
How can we prepare to meet user expectations?
DevOps is a process that allows an organization to quickly produce software products or services. End users are demanding more. It is important to use methods that enable us to deliver functionally faster to the production environment and reduce the risk.
Today, users have greater technical knowledge than ever before and higher expectations for a dynamic and interactive experience. This has led to a new DevOps 2.0 (business, development, and operations) model.
DevOps 1.0 was the original movement. It focused on operations teams providing continuous feedback to both development and SQA teams. DevOps 2.0 focuses on the extension of the benefits from feedback to all levels of the organization (marketing and sales, product, etc.). This will enable a greater adaption to the IT boom (IoT and intelligent platforms, big-data, etc.). DevOps 2.0 also offers faster software delivery without compromising the stability and availability of production systems.
Toggling Features or Feature Flags
The key to this is to use software delivery techniques that help to decouple new functionalities from the software. This means that these functionalities will be made available to end users based on business rules and not the operations teams. It could be, for example, that the marketing and sales departments can use “flags” to decide when to enable or release a new functionality to end users. This will enable us to release new functionality to the production environment faster without having to allow them to the end users. This eliminates the fear generated by daily deployments in production environments. This is DevOps 2.0’s definition of the rollout.
Flag Driven development is a simple and effective way to ensure that the new functionality is not made available to all users. It will be delivered in stages. First, it will be available to 1% of users. Next, 10 percent and then 30 percent. It allows you to quickly disable or enable the functionality if it is not working as expected. It also allows us to offer different versions of the same functionality to different users (customer segmentation). This type of technique can be implemented using a variety of SaaS models or open-source solutions such as feature flags, toggles and controls.
What are DevOps 2.0 Techniques Beneficial?
These are the benefits of using this type of technique during development:
- Rapid scaling
- Stability of the system
- The integrity of the applications cannot be compromised.
We can reduce the risk of each new functionality delivery in any environment. End users are constantly demanding new improvements and changes, so business stakeholders have the ability to control when new features become available.
DevOps 2.0 is a tool that will allow organizations to bring DevOps power and flexibility to non-technical groups such as sales, marketing, design, and business. All teams will now have the skills and responsibilities required to create a DevOps culture. This increases the trust, communication, and feedback required by all teams involved in a DevOps strategy.
DevOps 2.0’s main pillar is the ability to control the launch of new applications in production environments through a control panel interface. Both technical and non-technical personnel could launch this process in a controlled manner. The process will not be connected to continuous development. Related articles here.
This type of coding will also allow for real-time analytics. It will be possible to make changes to the system’s functionalities that could impact the application performance monitoring tools (APM). This allows you to quickly identify the functionalities that are improving the user experience (UI/UX) and determine which ones are degrading global system performance.