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DIY DevOps

You can build your own "Do it yourself" DevOps solution for your team, not unlike building a car from parts at the auto store, or building your own computer from scratch. There are many reasons why there is value in working with a DevOps Platform, rather than the DIY approach.

  DIY DevOps Open Source DevOps Platform
1. Developer Experience Fragmented across multiple tools Coherent and consistent throughout GUI and CLI command semantics
2. DevOps tool innovation Limited to your internal team Community fueled innovation with thousands of contributors- Ability to influence roadmap and direct stakeholders as well as visibility through out maturity process.
3. Reporting/Visibility Silos you have to integrate to access data Single Data store makes it easy to
4. Developer On-boarding Must learn multiple tools and interfaces. Industry standard platform - fast on-boarding. Up to date docs and a constellation of community-driven resources: meetups, courses, tutorials, etc.
5. Access Controls & Permissions More risk as you must configure & manage access on multiple tools Manage access in one place and reduce risk
6. Tool Integrations Custom integrations requiring ongoing maintenance & management. No need for integrations - Single application
7. Compliance/Auditing Challenging because data and evidence isolated in different tools Compliance and audits streamlined with data in one place
8. Focus Dev focused. Dev Sec Ops focus
9. Efficiency and Bottlenecks. Work can get lost between tools. Visibility with everyone on the same page
10. Credentials. Passed from tool to tool to tool. Access to one tool
11. New Versions May break existing siloed tools. Just works.
12. Project Start up. Requires updates and configuration in multiple tools. Just create project in one place and start coding
13. Developer Efficiency Time wasted switching context between tools Developers are faster because they can focus on the work, not the tools.
14. Organizational Silos (Dev, Sec, Ops, etc) separate tools reinforce the silos and reduce collaboration Teams collaborate and work together in a single platform - bridging organizational silos.
15. Security a separate silo, often isolated. Security scanning built into the lifecycle.
16. Operational Cost Must manage and maintain the tools, tool integrations, licenses, upgrades Lower cost, with just one platform to manage