Low Ops for Software Infrastructure
Low Ops is a concept where the effort for the operation of software systems, tools or platforms is minimized and therefore low.
Reduction of administration effort with Low Ops
Administration overhead arises for a variety of reasons, the most common of which are:
- Installing software
- Updating software
- Managing authorizations for users in software
The Low Ops philosophy uses various methods and tools to reduce administration effort through automation, standardization and generalization.
Low Ops thus promotes flexibility and adaptability and thus helps to improve transformability.
Low Ops and SaaS
One way to greatly reduce your own administration effort is to use SaaS services, i.e. to buy software as a service so that you don't have to worry about running it. The only thing left to do is to authorize employees to use the service. However, depending on the use case, a SaaS solution can also be disadvantageous, e.g. due to the dependency on the provider's service. For many use cases, the use of a SaaS is a criterion for exclusion due to data protection and data security.
Low Ops platform
If SaaS solutions are out of the question, a low-ops platform such as the Cloudogu EcoSystem can be a good approach. It unifies the operation of a wide range of tools through containerization, automated updates and comprehensive user management including single sign-on. As a result, it enables optimal use of resources in the company and generates major time and cost savings.