Ways to Integrate DevOps into an IT Monitoring Strategy

To adjust the IT monitoring strategy for DevOps, it requires an operation team to accept the challenge and new practices. IT monitoring feedback helps to determine Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)-the time it needs for feedback to lead to a fix both in DevOps worlds and outside of DevOps world. The traditional channel of feedback for development teams is customer support requests to repair software errors and weaknesses. DevOps teams try to speed up this process by enabling monitoring tools throughout toolchain to communicate feedback about testing software, checking security, etc. It helps development teams to act before delivering the software to the users.

Different business units have many teams’ like- development, operations, and security, etc. with their own goals, agendas, budgets. These teams have their ways, strategies, and tools to use or control IT monitoring. But the collaboration was never apart. But DevOps brings new challenges to IT monitoring. 

In DevOps, world feedback is not the last stop of IT monitoring; it occurs throughout the whole lifecycle. The best way to gather the right telemetry from monitoring tools across the DevOps toolchain is to implement automation and send an alert. The process of industrialization varies from business to business according to size and scope. 

The base of automation is monitoring. After taking full advantage of monitoring, a business can move to automation and DevOps. This new level of control has to have a way to access all hybrid deployments, containers, and Kubernetes clusters. 

DevOps monitoring needs full focus in every step. After combining teams, control should target specific scenarios. At first, businesses should find which monitoring activities work and which do not. Teams have to work together to find the gaps. After seeing differences, teams will make incremental improvements and collaborate in new monitoring targets to close the previous gaps. These steps will help to remove breakdowns in toolchains and environments. 

Another best monitoring practice is to create metrics to know whether the application can accomplish business goals or not. Capturing data about users’ preferences is an excellent way to learn about the trends of the users. Analytics tools can collect this information to create necessary reports. 

Business needs to make monitoring a part of the design. DevOps business can control every aspect of the project, including integration, provision, deployment, etc.