DevOps and AWS Well Architected framework

Everyone in the software industry is aware of the term DevOps, and it has become something of a buzzword. DevOps came about as a concatenation of the words “Development and Operations”. The end goal of DevOps is to bridge the gap between development and operations, making the product transition from one stage to another more seamless. It has become necessary for all-sized companies looking to reap the benefits of optimized performance, organization, and quality assurance.

The core principle behind DevOps is to have the development team working alongside the operations team throughout the development pipeline. This ensures that software and services are developed faster than they used to be, and potential issues are more likely to be identified and remedied much earlier in the cycle. The two groups can also share their knowledge, skills, and best practices with each other, thus improving the culture and working environment as well as individual and team capabilities.

AWS and DevOps

As more and more Organizations integrate DevOps strategies into their workloads, there is no shortage of technologies that can help them transition and ensure successful adoption. Here I discuss DevOps on the CloudCloud, notably Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is the leading Cloud provider, way ahead of its competitors. AWS offers the most advanced options for creating cloud computing infrastructure and features available to businesses. Their Well-Architected Framework has been developed to help Solution Architects build secure, high-performing, efficient and resilient infrastructure for their applications. The five pillars upon which the Well-Architected Framework is built are:

  •    Security
  •    Reliability
  •    Performance Efficiency
  •    Cost Optimization
  •    Operational Excellence

As we can see, these are also primary considerations for a DevOps pipeline. The AWS Well-Architected Framework supports and enhances many of the same best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the Cloud that DevOps encourages.

DevOps is constantly evolving. As we witness a shift towards virtualization and platforms-as-a-service, DevOps can provide the key to leveraging Cloud and its features for significant organizational and business benefits. The foundations of good DevOps: Security, Efficiency, and Cost-Optimization provide teams with the guidelines for continuous improvement. If you’re working in the Amazon Cloud, you can synchronize DevOps and the AWS Well-Architected Framework to achieve great things for your business goals and end-users.

[Read Next: What Is DevOps – A Beginner’s Guide ] 

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