Spending too much on DevOps maintenance? Here are some ways to cut costs.
Like so many organizations around the world, you’re probably currently juggling hundreds of websites, tools, and applications in an effort to optimize your DevOps. With all of the infrastructure management tasks and processes needed to maintain multiple websites and applications simultaneously, it can cost a lot paying for tools to help.
That means a lot of bills and a lot of developer time spent managing multiple tools across multiple sites. But is there a simpler, less expensive way? Let’s dive into the ways in which you can reduce your DevOps costs without diminishing satisfaction or performance.
1. Automate developer responsibilities
Developers are always juggling countless tasks at any given time. Building, deploying, updating, monitoring, bug fixing, and generally managing all of their organization’s websites and online applications to ensure they’re working optimally.
With so much developer time spent on tasks that can be done by an external platform, there are some serious cost savings to be made in this area. Instead of having your development team spending hours individually updating websites, fixing those inevitable post-launch bugs, or manually analyzing and troubleshooting code performance issues, try leveraging one of the cloud hosting solutions available on the market.
By automating some of these responsibilities, you can allow developers to focus on what they do best: innovating and creating. By reinvesting developer time into value-adding activity, you can make the most of their skills for the better of your organization.
2. Have a digital toolbox clear out
We all just want to find the best tools to do the jobs we need them to do to a high standard. But this often leads to organizations trying out, sometimes, hundreds of tools. If this sounds familiar, you’re probably in need of a digital cleanse.
Tools don’t come cheap. The more software and digital tools organizations have, the higher the bill at the end of the month to subscribe to them all. By taking inventory of the tools your organization is currently using and determining areas where tool usage can be optimized, you can make some significant cost savings.
There may be some tools which aren’t making the cut or doing the job you need them to do efficiently enough to justify the price point. Or there may be multiple tools which can be replaced by one more effective, singular tool. To get those bills down, take stock of your tooling, optimize your subscriptions, and remove what’s no longer useful.
3. Monitor for future cost savings
Changing tools or automating your digital infrastructure management isn’t a guaranteed way to keep the cost savings coming for months and years to come. But by routinely and consistently monitoring code performance, you can gain insights into where problems or bottlenecks can be solved and efficiencies can be made. By auditing code performance, you can gain insights that can ultimately enable you to boost web/application performance, user experience, and as a result, sales.
Investing in reliable monitoring tools is a great way to get the information you need to make money-saving decisions in the long run.