The tremendous technical development in the IT and other digital fields started the popular trend of creating acronyms with the Suffix Ops. And the word DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps are confusing IT and Tech communities further as they are more interrelated. Here in this article, you will get a clear differentiation between them.
To put it simply, DevOps, NetOps and SecOps are the different stages and process involved in an Application and Software production and implementation. Here is a further explanation about it.
What is DevOps?
DevOps is expanded as Development Operations. It is the development framework that uses a different combination of tools to make the organizations the Application development faster and continuous. It covers the whole Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) from planning to final testing.
When the customer makes a request the DevOps team starts working on them and aim to make fast and quick delivery. They practice many automation techniques like machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to make create a continuous and qualified delivery.
DevOps is a direct successor of Agile Software Development involving many iterative software development methodologies like –
- Scaled Agile Framework (SAF)
- Lean Development
- Extreme Programming (XP)
In short, DevOps is the practice whose prime motive is to reduce the barriers the traditional development operations.
What is NetOps?
NetOps is expanded as the Network Operations. Former organizations didn’t focus on NetOps, but since the recent development of cloud technology, NetOps are given more importance. NetOps is classified into two types as NetOps 1.0 and NetOps 2.0.
After the DevOps team deliver the tested application, NetOps teams start working on them. They design the network connections and infrastructure and ensure the responsiveness and scalability of the application. NetOps 1.0 is a traditional approach where most of the operations are processed manually and delayed delivery.
Thus the NetOps 2.0 integrated DevOps major characteristics including automation, virtualization, and Orchestration, etc… This made the Networking Operations fast ad easily accessible.
Still today there is no clear definition for NetOps. Here is our view about it -NetOps refers to the implementation of some DevOps and other network techniques to satisfy the business needs and goals.
Difference between NetOps and DevOps
Though both of them are interrelated and have many similarities, there are some differences to understand them better they are here –
|Meaning||Development Operations||Network Operations|
|Scope of work||DevOps includes development, remodeling, and fast delivery of Applications||NetOps involves the maintenance and upgrading of the network infrastructure of applications.
|Continuous and fast App Development||Robust-Network Infrastructure|
|Focus||Focused on implementation of new automation tools and meeting the final customer requirement.||Addresses the limitations in the network and makes them more responsive and scalable|
|Stage||DevOps is the first stage of the production process.
External environment needs.
|As a second stage, it follows the DevOps.|
|Types of Approaches||Simple DevOps and DevSecOps (Integration with Security Operations)||NetOps 1.0 and NetOps 2.0|
|Dependency||DevOps is a Semi-Dependent on SecOps and independent of NetOps||NetOps is a dependent of DevOps and SecOps|
|Way of processing||Mostly automated an AI-driven||Involves both manual and automated processes.|
|Knowledge Requirements||Wide knowledge of different Script languages and specialization anyone (preferably Python)||Deep knowledge of Network Security, Troubleshooting, configuration, etc…|
Download the difference table here.
What is SecOps?
Like the previous two, it is expanded as “Security Operations”. After the development and network channeling of the application or product, it is important to ensure that it doesn’t expose any vulnerabilities. The process or practices involved in ensuring the security of the product is called SecOps.
The clash between DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps:
There is always a never-ending clash between the DevOps and NetOps team. As the DevOps focus more on fast delivery, they finish the development and throw them to the NetOps team. But NetOps team needs to ensure that the application satisfies all the users and organization goals.
DevOps team has been complaining about the NetOps manual delay whereas the NetOps team complains about the DevOps team’s core concepts. And this clash is fired when the SecOps demand the inbuilt security in App development and networking.
However, this clash has been smoothened by the incorporation of the three teams, and this lead to the creation of new acronyms like DevSecOps, Super-NetOps, etc…
The recent survey by the F5 shows that nearly 75% of the NetOps acceptance over DevOps concepts and 60% of DevOps approves the NetOps view. Irrespective of the disputes at the end of the day they are the reason for the quick, quality, and secure app development.