When apps are moved to the cloud, it’s a great time to update the hosting platform so that you can take advantage of new cloud services. By automating regular operations, DevOps techniques might, for example, decrease the complexity and toil involved with maintenance. Furthermore, on-demand scaling can speed up software supply and deployment while avoiding the costly over-provisioning that is prevalent in on-premise settings. These enhancements, taken together, free up more time and energy for innovation and value-added work that improves customer satisfaction. In other words, instead of dealing with substantial unexpected labor referred to as “firefighting,” developers may spend more time developing and operations personnel can work strategically. Many organizations fail to meet their strategic goals because their employees are too preoccupied with putting out fires. A DevOps strategy to cloud migration, on the other hand, allows you to put out many of these fires for good.

DevOps concepts, when combined with cloud adoption, provide a more smooth and targeted path to operational maturity. This is especially true for firms that have just transitioned from start-up to scale-up status. Adopting tried-and-true best practices will help you make rapid progress in this area. AWS and Azure’s Well-Architected Frameworks provide an excellent starting point. The five pillars of architecture  – Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Cost-Optimization, and Performance Efficiency – provide a plethora of options on how to create and run your cloud efficiently. Alignment with the architectural principles will aid in determination of  DevOps choices and priorities. As previously stated, traditional on-premise server setups are typically over-provisioned in order to meet peak demand. Depending on your industry, traffic may peak once a year (for example, on Black Friday) or more often (e.g. weekend grocery shopping). It may also peak at inconvenient times owing to uncontrollable causes beyond your control. Efficient DevOps setups can handle these peaks and troughs by taking full use of cloud computing’s fast elasticity. You only use (and pay for) the capacity you need, when you need it, by automating critical elements of provisioning, application deployment, and orchestration. This cuts down on squandered funds and lowers the overall cost of ownership.

DevOps concepts may be incorporated into the design of a cloud-native application from the beginning. Existing apps, on the other hand, may be enhanced to benefit from DevOps practices. This might happen either during a cloud migration or after a lift and shift. It basically entails re-platforming, updating, or restructuring the app. It’s about enhancing and modernizing the infrastructure without requiring substantial recording or rearchitecting. This is the simplest and most easy approach for many organizations to achieve targeted performance improvements in a new cloud environment.

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