Why DevOps?

Development and operations need optimize collaboration and establish common processes to be able to react quickly to ever-changing business needs and stay flexible. DevOps helps by establishing agile practices not only in development, but also in operations, and by connecting the working modes used by both of them. This enables shorter release cycles and reduces risks by establishing automated quality assurance methods along the full deployment pipeline.

DevOps – More Than Just Technology

To achieve success on their journey towards DevOps, most organisations need to change the way the work, often even establish a new culture. This journey comes with some of the biggest challenges since the advent of agile software engineering practices. This cultural shift concerns all of IT, not just software engineering. Many IT roles experience a shift in the way they work.

Tech is easy - humans are hard

Hannah Foxwell, DevOps Days ZH

But the potential of DevOps is so promising that organisations need to act quickly and make sure they realize the associated benefits. The improved collaboration between business, development and operations results in innovative, flexible solutions with good quality, which can be released to the customer more often.

The business value of software cannot be realized before it is released to the customer. Today, that path is often (too) long and difficult. Long cycles for development, testing and integration prolong the time-to-market and the quality suffers under too many manual steps. Automation of system provisioning, testing, configuration and operations is one of the key factors towards a successful implementation of DevOps. This starts with the automation of simple repetitive tasks and can go as far as fully automating deployment and operations of large environments.

With DevOps, the boundaries between Development and Operations disappear. The goal is to achieve seamless, continuous collaboration, ideally by working together as one team. Tooling, infrastructure and processes are shared, and defined and developed together.

Our Wholistic Approach

Introducing DevOps does not only concern the way of working of IT departments - a wholistic approach towards changing your organisation is asked for. Seamless collaboration between Dev and Ops is an important aspect - but not the only one.

We are looking forward to address these topics and questions together with you in the context of your organisation:

Organisation

  • What's the best structure for departments and teams?
  • Which collaboration models and roles have shown to be effective with DevOps?

Processes

  • How are projects executed and how do features get from idea to production?
  • Is the focus on business value and how quickly is it realized?

Technology

  • What system archtecture fits, and which parts of the infrastrcture and processes could you automate?
  • How to build an effective Continuous Delivery Pipeline?

Humans and Culture

  • How to onboard your employees on this journey?
  • How can the organisation establish a new culture, how to insist trust between teams?

avega as an Enabler

DevOps isn’t something you can buy – it’s something you have to do, and you have to do it yourself

John Michelsen

We are at your side, having been at the forefront of agile transformation efforts in large organisations. We understand ourselves as pathfinders and companions for our customers. Our know-how and experience enables us to provide you a quick entry into the topic, and we are happy to consult as well as to help you with executing the transformation to DevOps-centric way of working. Knowing that such a change cannot happen overnight, we'll define a step-by-step plan to achieve success step-by-step in short iterations.

To engage with the DevOps community in Bern, we have initiated the DevOps Meetups in Bern, attracting more than 150 members so far. We also support the community by co-organizing and sponsoring meetups.

Interested? Don't hesitate to contact us!