DevOps, a marriage of software development and information technology operations, has been part of the managed services conversation for years. With an emphasis on collaboration among everyone involved in technology, DevOps has helped make software development management more efficient. But what happens after DevOps?
Some IT professionals have begun to talk about NoOps, which is essentially a way of saying manual IT ops processes such as maintenance and management tasks that have to be carried out by hand may be completely nixed from software delivery.
With a NoOps model, no manual work will be required. This entails eliminating all the time consuming and tedious tasks involved with keeping software running. Perhaps the most impressive side effect of this is that IT professionals will have the ability to scale and grow without the limitations they experienced with manual processes.
One of the perks of the DevOps era is that many excellent tools and technologies were developed, as well as some philosophies that allowed for the evolution of a NoOps scenario.
Can manual maintenance really be eradicated? That’s a fair question, and some professionals in the IT industry are saying it is unlikely that manual maintenance can be reduced to zero because there will always be something an IT professional will be required to do with his or her hands.
One way around the manual processes, many organizations have found, is to outsource them to a third party that specializes in managed services. For organizations like this, they’re already in the post-DevOps era.
Skipping DevOps from the beginning could be a real probability. For organizations just getting started, the idea of outsourcing any DevOps tasks is a very real scenario. Efficiency is critical and outsourcing can help businesses focus on growth.
Managed services providers that offer this kind of agility and automation will reap the rewards with companies that are seeking to gain efficiencies wherever they can. If your company wants to get rid of the work involved in DevOps, look no further than a managed services provider that will do it for you.
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