A relatively new category of solutions can help organizations streamline the software development process. Called AppOps, these tools can simplify IT deployment for application development and performance management. That helps businesses adapt and respond quickly to changing demands.
What is AppOps?
AppOps refers to the operational (Ops) aspects of application (App) management. It comprises a number of tools designed to enable self-service of application management and operations for developers. With AppOpps, an operation team standardizes controls to streamline software application analysis, deployment, and management. Organizations use AppOps to improve processes at the application level.
What is the difference between AppOps and DevOps?
AppOps is considered to be a component of DevOps, rather than a separate strategy. AppOps simplifies the process by securely delivering and managing existing apps, while also adapting to organizational needs that may change over time. AppOps should work with any platform in its stack.
DevOps services combine two key elements: software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). DevOps methodology enables the collaboration of both development and IT operations teams throughout the entire software development lifecycle with tools that extend automation beyond the build phase. The result is a seamless workflow between the two teams.
What are the components of AppOps?
The two components of AppOps are the operations related to 1) application release and 2) application monitoring. Application release refers to the operations necessary to ensure the deployment of applications and features is timely and high-quality. The goal is to reduce errors and bugs that may cause application failure. Application monitoring refers to finding software problems as quickly as possible. That involves identifying and correcting issues while DevOps works to deploy changes in the next release of the software.
DevOps will define automated security controls across all deployed applications. AppOps will create the necessary application resources using the available infrastructure. As AppOps matures, technology experts expect it to remove infrastructure as a consideration for developers. The goal is to improve software development efficiency and agility.
What are the benefits of AppOps?
AppOps offers significant benefits for software development, including…
- Fast response times
- Ability to work with cloud-based management infrastructure
- Security improvements, particularly for browser-based applications and SaaS apps.
- Reduced browser vulnerabilities on other applications
- Enhanced communication between IT and executive management
- Better planning tools and alignment of business and IT objectives
- Improved quality via constant feedback loops and proactive application management
Have questions about AppOps? Want to know more about how it can help your organization? Contact the AppOps experts at InApp. We can help.