How Leveraging DevOps with Cloud Can Enhance the Speed of Software Development

How Leveraging DevOps with Cloud Can Enhance the Speed of Software Development

DevOps in software development means more efficiency by getting development, operations and quality assurance teams to work together. By breaking down silos and cross-functional teams DevOps improves communication and decision making and gets problems solved faster and software delivered sooner. Plus, implementing DevOps automates manual processes like testing, deployment and monitoring.  

This automates, speeds up your software development, and does away with human errors to let teams focus on more strategic work so they can be more productive and get software to market faster as opposed to the traditional DevOps workflow. 

What is Cloud DevOps? 

DevOps is a set of practices, tools and philosophy to automate and integrate SD and IT teams. It improves product quality and time to market. Cloud allows for development to happen simultaneously and continuous collaboration across the globe. A combination of DevOps with cloud solutions results in a flexible and agile environment, it’s called Cloud DevOps. 

Factors That Impact Software Development Speed 

The completion time of your project is contingent upon several things. In order to have a better understanding of how they impact the process, it is worthwhile to investigate them further. 

  • Complexity 

The project's requirements will determine which options are taken into consideration. These might include the technology being employed and whether the project is currently constructing on infrastructure that already exists. In the discovery phase, we try to get as much information from you as possible before we begin. 

Other elements that affect delivery speed are:  

  • Model of delivery and cooperation 
  • The project's size and the technologies employed
  • If the project is being constructed entirely from scratch
  • The extent of the task 

This approach may vary depending on whether you are looking for team augmentation services, specialized teams, or custom software development.   

  • Code integrity 

There are really no quick cuts when it comes to producing code of a good calibre. Every piece of code is written around the project, with the exception of editors like IntelliJ that can offer recommendations and check for problems. It's crucial to adhere to the timeframes specified in the roadmap. On the other hand, squeezing in early project time with shoddy code and design might make the project take longer. A bad beginning might cause issues down the road and affect your project's scalability and long-term success. 

Generally speaking, employ a manual code review as an extra set of eyes to go over the code and find any possible mistakes or defects. Examining the log is also necessary to keep track of any changes. We recommend employing a static code scan tool, like Sonar, for a more automated solution. Sonar can impose quality gates and do code quality checks. 

  • Team magnitude   

It goes without saying that a team with more members would complete the job more quickly, doesn't it? Alright, no. A project's ideal team size must be determined; if there are too many, communication will suffer. If there are too few, development will be slower. The right amount of squad size and speed must be balanced. For this reason, we frequently begin projects with fewer developers and add more as needed.  We advise limiting teams to four to eight members. Create smaller teams and break the job up into manageable pieces if more personnel are needed. 

  • The human element 

The team's experience and the management approach will also have an effect on how quickly development proceeds. Because Agile techniques employ regular input and quick iteration, they can expedite the development process. While the team's experience will have an impact on the timeline, there's also the matter of money to consider.  

Teams composed of senior, mid, and junior members will be simpler to support, sustain, and prevent needless discussions. Make sure each team has a leader with the last word and strike a balance between experience and knowledge. When many teams are involved, there should be a point of contact that oversees communication and makes sure that all teams utilize the same components and technology standards.  

How Cloud with DevOps Accelerates Software Development 

DevOps may lead the way in developing new cloud development techniques. DevOps technologies are the only ones that the cloud enterprise professionals rely on for quicker deployment and company expansion. This is a result of its proper development, testing, and operating procedures. Not only is DevOps straightforward, but its straightforward approach to software system and tool distribution also expedites the deployment process. 

In addition, in order to meet their business requirements, businesses must bring hardware and software-based resources and manage them. It's too much for DevOps to manage alone. Therefore, businesses must also use cloud platforms and hire DevOps team to manage these crucial resources and quicken the development and deployment of apps. Thus, cloud and DevOps go hand in hand. 

Therefore, it is impossible to see cloud computing thriving in the future without DevOps practices in place. This is due to the fact that, given the variety of requests made by customers nowadays, businesses would find it very hard to meet their needs without flexibility and speed.  

Let's examine the advantages that a cloud and DevOps partnership might provide: 

  • Simplified automation  

Engineers can communicate, work together, automate procedures, and more with the aid of DevOps. One of the most important parts of infrastructure management is automation. Using the cloud to automate operations helps to accelerate automation, improves process dependability, eliminates mistakes, boosts process efficiency, and shortens time to market. It becomes difficult to manage the infrastructure without DevOps, even though cloud providers offer a variety of tools and services that assist you in managing your infrastructure and resolving various use cases. This is because DevOps is associated with practices such as server management, OS patching, CI/CD to automate development, delivery, testing, report generation, deployment, and more.  

  • Faster implementation 

Rapid deployment is a well-known feature of the cloud. However, putting everything up by yourself is difficult, therefore using DevOps in conjunction with the cloud is crucial for efficient processing. Through click build tools that interface with cloud service apps to eliminate mistakes, DevOps offers tools to enable process automation. 

Code may be deployed more quickly by businesses that use cloud computing to automate their IT procedures. However, to guarantee error-free and tailored deployment, companies still require DevOps. Businesses may create unique logic and quickly fix any infrastructure-related problems with the aid of DevOps. 

  • Enhanced observation 

Through cloud computing, the cloud providers consolidate all the essential tools required for a project. This facilitates DevOps teams' easy access to all the tools they need for automation, monitoring, backup, and infrastructure services. Since the success of software depends on the utilization of these technologies, companies must utilize DevOps to monitor and maintain track of these tools. By creating personalized warnings, utilizing DevOps would enable developers to maximize these technologies and make effective use of them.  

  • Replication of cloud servers 

Every cloud provider provides some sort of backup plan in case of adverse events and additional process risks like a data breach, etc. However, we still have to manually start the servers in order to restore the backup in a different environment. In this case, DevOps saves the day. You may avoid the tiresome chore of manually starting the servers by using DevOps to automate this procedure. 

For instance, load testing makes it simple to verify that your application is stable whenever your website has a surge in visitors. 

Outlining the architecture of the infrastructure and its modes of intercommunication is another benefit of using DevOps technologies. On the other hand, replication becomes an extremely difficult task without DevOps.  

Other Ways to Accelerate Your Software Development 

At Clarion, we're especially curious to learn more about the emerging trends that are potentially revolutionizing our sector. These developments offer to not only speed up the development process but also completely transform the way software applications are designed, developed, tested, secured, and released.  

We are now investigating the following few, which are frequently brought up in our work. 

  • Utilizing no-code and low-code platforms 

Low-code/no-code platforms' user-friendly interfaces, pre-built components, and drag-and-drop features allow developers and a certain percentage of non-technical users to swiftly build programs without digging into sophisticated code. 

  • AI-powered software development  

The productivity of software developers and testers is rising dramatically thanks to recent developments that make use of AI and machine learning capabilities within conventional integrated development environments (IDEs). Developers may concentrate on the more complex and creative parts of software development by utilizing AI's ability to automate tedious and repetitive operations. These technologies minimize the time needed to take ideas from conception to reality by streamlining workflows, cutting down on deadlines, and automating code development and testing procedures.  

Developers and testers may take proactive steps to address possible flaws or bottlenecks in the codebase before they cause problems in production by utilizing the predictive capabilities of AI and machine learning. Predictive analytics not only shortens development cycles but also guarantees better application security testing in DevOps and code quality, resulting in more durable software solutions.  

  • End-to-end development environments 

Integrated tools are provided by comprehensive software development platforms, which streamline the full software development lifecycle from conceptualization to deployment. They serve as a foundation for Platform Engineering and Developer Experience (DevEx) activities as well.  


Businesses cannot achieve digital transformation by simply migrating their on-premises and software development tools to the cloud. In the contemporary organization, a comprehensive and integrated plan for adopting DevOps with cloud for digital transformation is required. 

Clarion’s comprehensive array of cloud and DevOps services will help you update your organization using a number of digital technologies. Organizations may obtain a variety of benefits from employing DevOps in the cloud, including enhanced agility and lower operational costs. Customers now pick our services because of our ability to improve performance, save costs, and increase company flexibility. We differentiate ourselves by skilled and competent engineers, enhanced security integration with dedicated DevOps and cloud teams. 

We are glad to embark on your digital transformation project, which demands competence in cloud professional services and DevOps. 


Vinit Sharma, a seasoned technologist with over 21 years of expertise in Open Source, cloud transformation, DevSecOps strategy, and software architecture, is a Technical Architect leading Open Source, DevOps, and Cloud Computing initiatives at Clarion. Holding certifications as an Architect and Business Analyst professional, he specializes in PHP services, including CMS Drupal and Laravel, contributing significantly to the dynamic landscape of content management and web development.

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