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The success of the DevOps technology is far from being complete; there is a milestone-oriented scheme laid out by the organizations when it comes to measuring the success of their dedicated DevOps technology.
They achieve a milestone, and then they move onto the next one, and there is no fixed or particular end success route whatsoever. There is only limited knowledge available regarding if you are doing it right, following all the guidelines and practicing exact same methodologies or not.
However, despite this total chaos, there are some knowledgeable indicators available that can tell if you are on the right track or deviating from it. These are known as KPIs or key performance indicators. All these indicators are not difficult at all to monitor or test, and through all of this, you can eventually tell if the principals of the DevOps technology are being fulfilled and if your organization is closing fast on the milestones of success or not.
So, without further ado, let us indulge into it right away;
Asset management simply means what is automated and how efficiently it is being controlled or achieved. It doesn't matter what kind of tools you are using, whether it is Terraform, Chef, or Ansible to perform the automation, what matters is how you are using them. It means what kind of principles and standards you are using to deliver the product and in what timeframe. Automation is all about using the tools efficiently so that you can achieve your end business goals, if not for the goals, then what are you simply doing?
You should also make sure steading forward with automation that your monthly costs are controlled and shrunk to the minimum; this is how you can survive for a longer period of time and manage your assets in a more profound way. If everything is automated properly, then it means that your physical presence is no longer required, and you can spend your valuable time elsewhere doing something productive instead of worrying about maintenance and support of these server systems.
Should you be monitoring all of your assets down to the most drawn-out nickel of systems such as servers and other cloud systems? Absolutely Yes, this is something you shouldn't even be bringing up for discussion. If you can neatly monitor all of your resources and assets in a proper way, then you would be doing the smartest of work there is. Through monitoring, you can unearth various technical errors and misnomers that needs your undivided attention, whether there is a need for new installation or fixing of resources. If there is a need to do so, then it should be done right away without further delay, and this is something you can't know about until unless you effectively monitor your technical resources.
You can learn about the current status of your business, whether it is going upwards or scaling downwards, and then perform related changes or apply different settings accordingly.
Continuous integration and continuous development mean that whether you are going to release the software all at once or going to perform various updates during the whole year without releasing a particular version of the software or tool. However, it is extremely difficult for the professionals to measure or indicate the success of the DevOps technology through the CI/CD systems because every working environment is a little different from the other, and there is a very good reason for it. The hinderance to determine the success of the DevOps technology could be the result of poor programmatical practices, poor coding, coding without a particular structure or emphasis, lack of automated testing practices.
The automated testing is the most important thing that can ensure whether or not you are going on the right track. If the automated testing is infused within the automated testing, then a lot of time and resources can be saved as you will be able to unveil various problems even before they arise and perform various types of shuffling or changes that are required to counterfeit the occurrence of these technical problems.
Effective management practices are also required to make sure that the continuous testing of the applications, systems, software, and resources do actually go through instead of lingering across one management body to another.
The best way to ensure the continuous security of the software, apps, or tool is through resolving the security issues during the developmental stages of the app or software systems. If you are willing to secure these elements at the developmental stages, then it would provide you with more confidence and reliability within yourself to stead forward and achieve more excellence in the future. It is necessary that even after you have resolved various security-related issues within your app or software systems that you continue to monitor and automate various processes to make sure that everything is running smoothly and without any hindrance whatsoever.
All these KPI's can only provide you with indications that where your company is moving to such as regarding the ever-changing marketing trends and best DevOps practices. It does not provide you with hands-on experiences, such as how can you change or alter these systems to get back on track with making progress using the DevOps systems or technologies. Nor does it provide dedicated solutions to these problems as well. All it does is lay out an effective plan that points out various anomalies and breaks within the server or cloud systems or for your app or software so you can use your knowledge that you have acquired over the years and bring it into the action to solve particular problems.
If you are interested, then you can pursue a DevOps project management certification that will help you to assess better the current trends of the DevOps systems and how various companies have produced their own principles and policies regarding the measurement of DevOps success within their premises.