DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, so that they can build, test, and release software faster and more reliably.
DevOps is an IT mindset that encourages communication, collaboration, integration and automation among software developers and IT operations in order to improve the speed and quality of delivering software.
Toolchains of DevOps:
Code development and review, source code management tools and code merging.
Continuous integration tools and build status.
Continuous testing tools that provide quick and timely feedback on business risks.
Artifact repository and application pre-deployment staging.
Change management, release approvals and release automation.
Infrastructure configuration and management, and infrastructure as code tools.
Application performance and end-user experience monitoring.
What is the Goal of DevOps?
Improved collaboration between all sponsors from planning through delivery, and automation of the delivery process in order to:
- Improve deployment frequency.
- Achieve faster time to market.
- Lower failure rate of new releases.
- Shorten lead time between fixes.
- Improve mean time to recovery.
What Tools are Used in DevOps?
Here are some of the key tools:
Source Code Repository
A source code repository is a place where developers check in and change code. The source code repository manages the various versions of code that are checked in, so developers don’t write over each other’s work.
Source control has probably been around for forty years, but it’s a major component of continuous integration. Popular source code repository tools are Git, Subversion, Cloudforce, Bitbucket and TFS.
The build server is an automation tool that compiles the code in the source code repository into executable code base. Popular tools are Jenkins, SonarQube and Artifactory.
Configuration management defines the configuration of a server or an environment. Popular configuration management tools are Puppet and Chef.
Virtual infrastructures are provided by cloud vendors that sell infrastructure or platform as a service (PaaS). These infrastructures have APIs to allow you to programmatically create new machines with configuration management tools such as Puppet and Chef.
Test automation has been around for a long time. DevOps testing focuses on automated testing within your build pipeline to ensure that by the time that you have a deployable build, you are confident that it is ready to be deployed. You can’t get to the point of continuous delivery where you’re fairly confident, without any human intervention, that your code is deployable without an extensive automated testing strategy. Popular tools are Selenium and Water.
How you can benefit from DevOps?
Hubcom will help your organization to get full advantage from DevOps, which is required for your business need. Hubcom offers:
- The automation provided by DevOps that can increase your business.
- Regular deployment across all nodes.
- Decrease of resources’ overheads.
- Cost effective due to open source tool usage.
- User friendly interface.
- Higher quality.
- Fewer failures.
- Cost saving.
- Lower risk.