As online markets diversify and get saturated with strong contenders butting heads against each other for a competitive edge, automation has become a complete necessity. Most people hesitate in making the upfront investment to automate their infrastructures because they are afraid that it will leave a gaping hole in their monthly or yearly budget plan.
However, in the long run, automation is the key solution to cost optimization of all the processes that are central to your infrastructure – from management and maintenance to innovation and testing. It makes everything much easier and less costly to accomplish.
The Old Way
Before artificial intelligence and automated functionality took over, infrastructure development and maintenance were entirely manual and upto the human resources of the organizations. They were time-consuming and pain-staking processes, and even when you had a finished product, updating it, replicating it, and running it still posed great challenges.
The New Way
Nowadays, software is pre-built, full stack, lifecycle sustained, and completely automated. That means that you don’t have to develop everything on your own, continuously pay attention to its minor and major maintenance activities, or dissect the code and the entire setup completely to make an update to the system.
How are you using your IT personnel?
One of the most important aspects of infrastructure management is tracking manpower. Businesses where DevOps culture is lacking have employees performing mundane, laborious jobs manually. Jobs that can be easily automated and would give business the freedom to utilize this talent someplace else.
In the modern day and age, it’s essential that businesses channel their employees’ energy and capabilities into streams that lead to product development and involve processes that are more heavily reliant on human intervention and human intelligence – leaving the infrastructure automation to DevOps.