DevOps Automation: Where to Stop
Software development has never been easier than with DevOps. Over time, it makes it easier to adjust to changes in technology and customer demands. In DevOps, automation tools help developers automate many processes. It speeds up the process. But overdoing DevOps automation can lead to failure and increase the cost. This blog will provide a guide on why not to overdo DevOps automation and where to stop.
Why Not Overdo DevOps Automation
Overdoing DevOps automation can result in worse performance than the traditional system. A survey has shown that many companies are not performing accordingly and bearing more cost only because they do not understand where to use DevOps automation. The imbalance has blown up their investment. How can we bring balance to the situation? Here’s what we found.
Create A Balance
Before adopting DevOps, automation developers need to understand where to stop and how to create a balance. Here are some steps to follow:
1. First, the members need to understand the automation process. There are many tasks in the DevOps cycle. But all of them cannot be automated. Only repetitive tasks are appropriate for automation.
2. Second, businesses need to understand their present infrastructure environment. Each business is unique. So before choosing automation tools, members need to know the whole environment. If they are using the cloud, it becomes more challenging. By analyzing current processes, design, development, and configuration, developers can get an idea of where they need automation.
Break and Fix the Process Components
In this stage, developers need to be careful as long-term success depends on this. They need to break down the process components. Then it will be easy to find which process needs to keep, fix, or create new. Fixing the processes ensures CI/CD, continuous testing, and continuous development. At last, developers need to find the best automation tool suited to the DevOps processes.
Many organizations choose tools more than needed. As a result, they fail to adjust the tools with the process. It slows down the process and lowers the quality of the software.
DevOps automation benefits can only be attained when a balance is maintained. There is no end to the growth and improvements that DevOps automation can generate for an organization.