DevOps-ify everything…

  1. AppOps/ ProdOps / CloudOps — The application developer is also responsible for the application in production or relies on a separate Production Operations role to comply with SOD. This space includes operational side of application management, including release automation, remediation, monitoring and maintenance processes such as patching, access control, inventory mgmt, provisioning, backup. DevOps transformation involves stitching together activities with change management and incident management tools for continuous operations and visibility. With the advent of Cloud, responsibilities extend to multi-cloud operations. While cloud provides these capabilities, operating requires knowledge of cloud native toolset.
  2. SRE — Site Reliability Engineering was coined by Google in 2003 and is focused on the stability and reliability of Production Infrastructure. While DevOps focused on the what, SRE provided a prescriptive guidance on the how. SRE deals with ProdOps more objectively with SLIs and SLOs and error threshold with suitable consequences. SRE provides teams with a better framework for observability, negotiation and decision making. SRE shows great promise for organizations with dedicated ProdOps roles. SRE brings about the right mix of real user monitoring and metrics and combined with support closes the continuous feedback loop.
  3. InfraOps / GitOps — A relatively new mutation of DevOps that started in 2017. Previous approaches did not solve for the disconnect with live system. ‘GitOps’ is an operating model for the delivery and management of cloud native applications on Kubernetes. Based on Git repository and declarative syntax to define the desired state of production and an automated process to match production with the current state in the repository to continuously manage environments. GitOps operationalizes the Infrastructure as code and Configuration as code.
  4. ITOps / AIOps — Refers to EnterpriseIT modernization. The heart of the DevOps and ITSM culture clash comes down to ITSM being process-intensive while DevOps preaches collaboration, breaking silos and agility. A mixed approach brings in the strengths of both values. As it is increasingly important to be agile, ITOps is the lever to drive process and culture changes in the organisation. The Pheonix Project book by Gene Kim is a great reference novel that highlights the ITOps transformation story. AIOps is not ‘DevOps’ in the true sense as it refers to AI driven IT operations. AIOps replaces traditional IT Operations tools approach with rich data platforms that harvest events, tickets and other operational data sources to provide prediction, anomaly detection and auto-recovery capabilities.



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