From DevOps to No Ops

It’s probably a bit trite to discuss, for maybe the 20th or 30th straight year, the rocket-like speed of the digital transformation. We all get it: Things are moving fast. Digital startups less than one year old get snapped up by digital behemoths that are ready to latch on to the next big thing. Established companies continue to evolve, leaning on their DevOps teams to keep them up to speed with the latest infrastructure trend and methodology.

But how necessary is a DevOps team? The answer depends on the size of an organization. Most startups hardly consider the need for any type of an Ops team and when scaling up from a fresh idea into a young fledgling company, hiring a group of DevOps specialists may be counter-productive and slow things down. This is where the help of a managed service provider (MSP) can help set the tone early for the inevitable scaling up of an organization.

Established enterprises face a different problem: How do they reduce the burden on legacy software while embracing modern applications at the same time? This leads to a unique challenge for the veteran DevOps team who needs to integrate new applications into an already set workflow without interrupting the development cycle. With so many of these applications already thriving on the cloud, utilizing outside expertise (like a MSP) can only speed up the implementation of new applications while letting the DevOps team focus on what they do best: Staying agile and hopefully automating the implementation of new tools across the company.

Learn more about the evolution of DevOps teams here.

 

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  • Frank McClung

    Here’s one for the MT DevOps team: how about implementing PHP7 on your managed WordPress hosting accounts in a timely fashion to keep “agile” with your competition (like WP Engine has already done)? Seriously, how can I keep recommending clients for MT’s Managed WordPress hosting “industry-leading performance” as is stated on the MT Managed WordPress page when PHP7, which was released in 2015, isn’t available to us? Instead, I look wistfully over to WP Engine and wonder if I’m doing them a disservice by recommending MT. Please make PHP7 available ASAP.

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