LowOps for Software Infrastructures
What does LowOps mean?
LowOps is a concept where the effort for the operation of software systems, tools or platforms is minimized and therefore low. The LowOps philosophy uses various methods and tools to reduce administration effort through automation, standardization and generalization.
Reduction of administration effort with LowOps
Administration overhead arises for a variety of reasons, the most common of which are:
- Installing software
- Updating software
- Managing authorizations for users in software
With its philosophy of reducing administrative overhead in all of these areas, LowOps promotes flexibility and adaptability and thus helps to improve transformability.
LowOps 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. All that remains is the task of authorising all employees to use the service.
However, depending on the use case, a SaaS solution can also have disadvantages. Typical risks of using a SaaS solution include high dependency on the provider's service and less control over the fulfilment of data privacy and data security requirements.
If SaaS solutions are out of the question, a LowOps platform such as the Cloudogu EcoSystem can help do reduce the administration overheads, saving time and money. It unifies the operation of a wide range of tools through containerization, offers automated updates and comprehensive user management including single sign-on.