DevOps is no longer a buzzword but is a de facto direction to digital success today. A majority of mobile-driven SMBs have been exercising DevOps and agile development from the very beginning. And there’s no exception to modern enterprises that are looking to achieve faster innovation and digital transformation by making changes in their software development processes and adopting DevOps culture.
But despite the unified mindset, some teams still struggle to reap full benefits from the mobile DevOps movement. Reason being, different teams are still more concerned about their own siloed environments and tooling. While your tools and processes may change down the line, a solid mobile dev-test infrastructure is the backbone for expected outcomes. And you need this flexible foundation to realize mobile continuous delivery and repeatable DevOps success.
Software-Defined Infrastructure: A Baseplate for Agile Business
It needs no more emphasis that the goal of adopting mobile DevOps is to accelerate mobile software delivery cycle from inception to production, enabling businesses to quickly respond to customer demands, including bug fixes, new features, performance optimization, etc. In that regard, DevOps teams need a flexible and reliable cloud infrastructure that could easily meet their needs. This is where SDI produces a significant impact.
When your mobile DevOps teams are located in multiple locations, it’s more prominent to deploy a software-defined infrastructure, empowering globe teams to take full advantage of available resources and get easier access to the resources they need. Because it is not tied to any specific hardware, it gives the capability to centralize and share assets and standardize the processes so that mobile apps are developed and tested in a collaborative environment, speeding delivery to market.
SDI built with open standards and with support for containers and VMs further improves flexibility and extensibility. It eliminates the hassles and risks of evaluating new tools and services. By working in safeguarded and own containers, your mobile dev and test teams can always leverage new technologies and make sure innovation occurs at a rapid pace, yet without affecting your working environments.
Scale at Speed with Minimal Resource Investment
Organizations looking for faster deployments cannot afford wasting time and resources on manual installation and configurations. Same as its importance in the CI/CD pipeline, automation can help you quickly deploy new VMs and container images with support for the same tools and processes mobile teams use. That leads to shorter turnaround time in providing the new Dev teams with exact same development environments as their local workstations.
Another beauty of SDI is the ability to run your infrastructure independently on homogeneous hardware, you don’t need to always wait for acquiring expensive, custom hardware. Imagine you can expand your private device cloud by just plugging in new devices to be hosted on standard device racks. This allows you to scale your mobile device testing infrastructure quickly with minimal investment in all kinds of resources.
Automation is not just to save time, but also prevents defects and creates consistency. When your mobile dev-test infrastructure has support for massive scalability by automating the deployment of additional environments, your mobile teams can be freed to focus on innovative initiatives rather than errors and troubleshooting tasks. In the end, you can quickly ramp up your DevOps success and business values.
It Requires More…
In the end, DevOps is all about breaking down barriers between teams. Yet, another challenge to optimized mobile DevOps for many teams today is lack of visibility into their mobile app delivery pipeline. To keep up with release cadence, mobile release teams should have a clear vision of the current status of release candidates so managers are able to make appropriate decisions, especially when things sort of go south. What Bitbar Cloud provides is not only a dedicated, software-defined mobile dev-test infrastructure but also a mobile delivery pipeline for large teams to achieve better collaboration and rapid releases more frequently. Learn more at bitbar.com/enterprise.