DevOps

DevOps bridges the gap between development, operations and IT services teams efficiently. To foster a DevOps culture, implementing the right DevOps tools with the right DevOps process is essential. Continuous integration/continuous delivery/continuous deployment (CI/CD/CD) help developers and testers ship the software faster and safer in a structured environment.

In this era of faster software shipping and building quick releases on the fly, adopting a more robust project cycle that accelerates the delivery pipeline is crucial. Implementing DevOps services is the optimal way to get the effective collaboration between cross-functional teams through the CI/CD process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Benefits of DevOps:

Data shows that software development teams that incorporate DevOps practices achieve higher velocity with better quality. With a single team composed of cross-functional members all working in collaboration, DevOps organizations can deliver with maximum speed, functionality, and innovation.

Technical benefits:

  • Continuous software delivery

  • Less complexity to manage

  • Faster resolution of problems

 

Cultural benefits:

  • Happier, more productive teams

  • Higher employee engagement

  • Greater professional development opportunities

 

Business benefits:

  • Improved cost savings due to increased automation

  • Faster delivery of features

  • More stable operating environments

  • Improved communication and collaboration

  • More time to innovate (rather than fix/maintain)

  • Superior software development project outcomes

 

DevOps optimizes the CI/CD/CD pipeline

DevOps ensures that developers can keep up with the demands of the business to accelerate time to market. On a day-to-day basis, developers need to choose the tools that will accelerate automation and allow complete oversight and control, making sure everything is integrated and delivered quickly and correctly, without causing any problems down the line. In today’s environment, there is the concept of a “build pipeline” which represents the steps to move new code from development into production.

 

How can developers best utilize both the CI/CD/CD pipeline and a DevOps culture?

In the most efficient situations, the CI/CD/CD pipeline is a fully automated (and sometimes autonomous) toolchain that ends in running software. This allows developers to focus on writing code and not on the minutia of build/test/deploy. Essentially, CI/CD/CD provides developers a reliable path to deliver and deploy their technology to users. Developers, and mostly DevOps teams, can benefit from tools that help them automate this pipeline to a point of autonomy so that any change to the pipeline (update, upgrade, downgrade, teardown, errors, rollback, etc.) can automatically be handled by the system without a team having to manage or script out the change.