Kavita has over 19 years of experience in leading Enterprise Sales, Alliances, Strategy& Planning for core technology & e-commerce companies. As General Manager for JFrog India, she manages India Business and Operations including R&D, Support, Sales & Marketing, Finance& Operations.
Before joining JFrog, she was associated with Flipkart, where she worked directly with Sachin Bansal on building the B2B business of their Made in India brand Billion and also with Flipkart Ads as the Head of Planning & Strategy. Her most recent stint with them has been leading Global Sales at Myntra, for their AI based SaaS product.
Kavita comes from a strong technology sales background after having spent more than a decade with Microsoft and Oracle, managing Enterprise Sales and Alliances for their on premise and Cloud business.
Increased complexity in software development due to new technologies such as containerization, micro services etc has brought attention to software delivery processes that were earlier managed without tools. However, in today’s ‘app world’ in order to meet the ever-changing demands of the customer, it’s become super important for businesses to look at continuous, secure and seamless delivery of software using DevOps tools. India is at the fore front of this adoption. From leading private banks to ecommerce, we see customers across the spectrum adopting DevOps and demanding more in terms of sophisticated tools that help them manage their DevOps processes end to end.
Some Of The Challenges And Opportunities After The Pandemic
The pandemic has brought more opportunity than challenges specific to DevOps. The lockdown has severely impacted almost all businesses forcing the tech teams to innovate, reduce costs and push themselves to become more relevant in the changing environment. All these have worked as a trigger for organizations to think about developing and releasing software much faster than before and automate more than ever. DevOps is a very collaborative process involving developers and operations teams to come together, and with remote work kicking in, we are seeing more and more teams relying on tools to make this happen. This will only continue to grow in the future.
Landscape Of Software Development And Operations For Larger Companies
DevOps in itself is going through a transformation where companies are re-inventing their own processes with the help of tools available in the market. Having said that, in DevOps automation SecOps and CI/CD are definitely emerging as big areas of opportunity where we see large companies investing and adopting it. Our recent release last month is CI/CD Pipelines that is a declarative, modern tool for containers + legacy apps. It automates code to production with advanced capabilities for cloud native apps.
Changing Trends In DevOps…Is The Change Visible?
It’s true that DevOps originally started in more progressive or new age companies. However, with the increased complexity in code and the availability of multiple tools and packages, it has now become the need of the hour to invest in DevOps if you are a vertical company using technology. Today our biggest customers are Banks, Automotive, Airlines and manufacturing where business depends a lot on technology.
Key Skills Required To Be A Devops Engineer
Apart from coding and scripting skills, it is important to have a good knowledge and understanding of various infrastructure automation tools such as Python, Bash, Node, Shell, Ruby etc. Familiarity with popular tools such as Docker, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins etc is also vital in the role. A good DevOps engineer is also someone who understands the CI/CD processes and tools that helps with integration and creating cohesive delivery pipelines.