It’s no secret that the lines between “dev” and “ops” have blurred. Traditionally, a system administrator (or sysadmin) is responsible for maintaining reliable operations, such as the upkeep of performance and security. On the other hand, developers are responsible for building, coding and deploying software.
Now, these two roles have virtually become one as enterprise IT environments have become increasingly complex. To manage growing infrastructure requirements, development and operations teams learned that they can no longer work in siloed environments, which led to the modern-day DevOps evolution. Still, both job functions are critical for business continuity, and if organizations do not empower the needs of developers and operators, they will be at a huge disadvantage.
The coming together of DevOps, and its evolving role, has less to do with hiring the developer with the broadest range of skills or adding more team members to solve incoming challenges and more to do with bringing current teams together. However, even though many companies have already made this cultural shift, developers continue to be bogged down by cumbersome systems that rob them of their time and creative freedom. To bypass these bottlenecks and potential burnout there are a few best practices that DevOps teams can implement to make infrastructure management easier and more intuitive.