What is Operations?
In the IT world, Operations refers to a team or department within IT which is responsible for the running of a business’ IT systems and infrastructure.
So what kind of activities this team perform on day to day basis?
Building, modifying, provisioning, updating systems, software and infrastructure to keep them available, performing and secure which ensures that users can be as productive as possible.
When moving to public cloud platforms the areas of focus for Operations are:
- Cost reduction: if we design it properly and apply good practices when managing it (scale down / switch off)
- Smarter operation: Use of Automation and APIs
- Agility: faster in provisioning infrastructure or environments by Automating the everything
- Better Uptime: Plan for failover, and design effective DR solutions more cost effectively.
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