DevOps to NoOps: A Journey worth taking for Indian Banks

NoOps, which is seen as a continuation and evolution of DevOps, has the potential to strike gold amongst banks if given the chance to do so.


Operational costs tend to rise for any organisation in spite of automation coverage. However, with the possibility of a “no-ops” culture, your bank could get rid of any operational expense in terms of management and maintenance for good. This culture stems from the fact of heavy automation coverage which provides for maintenance and allows banks to orient themselves completely to the business aspect of the organisation. 69% of CIOs want to focus on process automation and transformation for 2019.

The traditional method which includes the DevOps culture is one where the development teams test software program for different functionalities in a secluded environment, before handing it over to the operational teams who maintain and manage the functionalities until deployment. Now Indian banks have generally struggled with getting their product or service under the average time-to-market period, which causes the enlistment of several underlying issues. This highlights the need for a completely different approach – an approach which provides efficiency in cost savings and time to deployment. 

Now, there does lie the possibility of operational and maintenance free culture, where such aspects of the business are handled externally in a cost-effective manner. The first instance of the terminology No-Ops was initially given by Forrester and since has garnered applause from a wide array of business and market leaders from product and service providers including banks and financial institutes. 

Focussing on No-Ops aims to erase major complications and time-consuming functionalities of operations, within the delivery pipeline of the business. It is also a major player for those who are planning to move into serverless environments. This becomes significant since 19% of companies have already implemented a serverless environment and 42% plan to implement it within the next 24 months. Among the other different advantages, it provides for a change in the speed to market for updates. In an extremely competitive field, it is vital to have continuous delivery in the pipeline, such that customers are provided with regular changes, upgrades, and improvements to the service that they receive. 

With all that’s being talked about the DevOps demise, No-Ops isn’t a replacement to the existing DevOps model, but an evolution of DevOps that can help organisations reduce unnecessary operational costs. Moving to No-Ops offers additional productivity that can remove existing entanglements and bottlenecks. Besides the known advantages, No-Ops also help in enabling developers and testers more time to test their product. 

With such vibrant changes that can enable a true transformation of the business, it is important to note, that a true understanding of the business situation in which No-Ops would fit into, is also vital. However, it would do Indian banks a lot of good by carefully taking steps to inculcate a powerful No-Ops culture which provides transition of releases from months to days and weeks to hours. 

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