If you have been following the recent trends in IT world, you must have heard about DevOps and SysOps. With all the attention they are getting these days, it’d be hard not to. Being familiar with these two terminologies is not enough if you are a techie or a programmer in this ever evolving technological world.You are going to need to know a whole lot more especially if you are even slightly interested in cloud computing. This blog will give you a basic introduction to both SysOps and DevOps along with the key differences between these two. So without any further ado, let’s get started with it.
SysOps and DevOps are two very important concepts of cloud computing. When cloud computing came, it fulfilled about 20% of dba’s work, almost 50% of system admin’s work and 80% network engineer’s work. Before the advent of cloud, businesses and IT organisations had to hire testers, dbas, developers, network engineers, system engineers, operators and what not, to be functioning successfully. Thus with the evolution of cloud, the system admins changed their working style. With less tasks and more time in their hands they shifted to aiding the developers in building business applications rather than shielding the users and businesses from mistakes of developers. This was the birth of devops.
To understand the differences between DevOps and Sysops let’s first understand these two concepts individually.
Differences Between SysOps AND DevOps
Although there are many areas where SysOps and DevOps provide similar functionalities, there are some areas where these two differ from each other significantly.We have tabulated the differences between SysOps and DevOps in detail in terms of some specific areas and ways in which these two technologies work differently. Let’s go through the table and understand all these differences better.
|DELIVERY METHODOLOGY||Sysops delivery style is ITIL (Information technology and Infrastructure library) approach.||Devops delivery model lies in the robust co ordination between developers and operations teams.|
|CODE DEVELOPMENT||When aiding a developer team the SysOps team typically tends to favor a consistent code change rate and code deployments.||The DevOps team tends to favor unpredictable code change rate and code deployments.|
|REACTION TO CHANGE||SysOps approach lies in providing risk free continuation of services and it is not so flexible to change.||DevOps approach is open to change as the development and operations team sit together and arrive on an effective consensus to address the change.|
|CHANGE ENTITY||The SysOps team work on servers to bring about the change required for them.||The DevOps team work around code to bring about the change they intend to bring.|
|SERVICE APPROACH||The SysOps approach is keen on making the system processes work smoothly around the organization.||The DevOps approach involves in enriching the business value of the organization|