Remote working became the hero of the last several months as billions of people retreated into their homes due to the ongoing pandemic.
While this was one seen as a temporary solution to the health crisis, companies have noted that this arrangement has come with numerous benefits.
The shift to remote working has penetrated several industries, but its impact on DevOps has been quite significant.
The DevOps world is no stranger to remote working, particularly as it relies on the cloud to build work environments.
The main goal of DevOps is to create a seamless workflow that helps boost development with fast feedback loops.
Simply put, the software development industry requires immense creativity, as well as trial and error. However, this process also heavily relies on collaboration from team members.
According to Sharmin Jassal, Director of New York-based Datadog, said “in processes like incident management, a capstone of DevOps, teammates need to work together efficiently, yet effectively, in order to solve business-impacting problems. Engineering teams need to work together to respond to incidents. The goal is to ensure that wherever teams are, they can easily share context and collaborate together.”
And that is where remote working poses a problem. It can be difficult to collaborate with a distributed workforce, but with the proper tools and infrastructure in place, these teams can better coordinate their operations.
This means creating a digital atmosphere that makes communicating and collaborating seamless, as well as secure.