Continuous integration is a practice that encourages developers to integrate their code into a main branch of a shared repository early and often.
Instead of building out features in isolation and integrating them at the end of a development cycle, code is integrated with the shared repository by each developer multiple times throughout the day.
When a developer merges code into the main repository, automated processes kick off a build of the new code.
Afterwards, test suites are run against the new build to check whether any integration problems were introduced.
If either the build or the test phase fails, the team is alerted so that they can work to fix the build.
Continuous Delivery is the ability to get changes of all types—including new features, configuration changes, bug fixes and experiments—into production, or into the hands of users, safely and quickly in a sustainable way. Teams can be confident that they can release whenever they need to without complex coordination or late-stage testing. As with continuous integration, continuous delivery is a practice that requires a mixture of technical and organizational improvements to be effective. Continuous delivery is attractive because it automates the steps between checking code into the repository and deciding on whether to release well-tested, functional builds to your production infrastructure.
Monitoring must be automated in the same way integration, delivery, and deployment have become automated.
In highly dynamic and scaled environments, the process of monitoring microservices must adapt to changes without manual intervention and configuration.By nature, proactive monitoring is an automated process.
In fact, the more you do not interact with your monitoring tool the better – this means that your applications are up and running as expected, and that the monitoring tool itself is functioning properly. From a team perspective, monitoring earlier and more often helps reduce the amount of manual work dedicated to ensure that the application is running properly.
DevOps refers to a culture and practice in which Development and Operations teams maintain an agile, collaborative relationship in order to benefit the software development lifecycle. The goal is to break down departmental barriers to shorten development cycles, increase deployment frequency, and enhance the success and reliability of each release
Continuous deployment is the next step of Continuous Delivery: Every change that passes the automated tests is deployed to production automatically. Continuous deployment should be the goal of most companies that are not constrained by regulatory or other requirements.
Keep in mind that while new code is automatically deployed, techniques exist to activate new features at a later time or for a subset of users. Deploying automatically pushes features and fixes to customers quickly, encourages smaller changes with limited scope, and helps avoid confusion over what is currently deployed to production.Continuous deployment also allows organizations to benefit from consistent early feedback. Features can immediately be made available to users and defects or unhelpful implementations can be caught early before the team devotes extensive effort in an unproductive direction.
We start by assessing your current IT capabilities, producing a business case, application lifecycle maturity audit and a DevOps roadmap to meet your business goals.
We design and create a framework to implement the DevOps setup. This is followed by leveraging and integrating your existing tools with our strong ecosystem of open source and licensed tools.
The specific needs and requirements identified for each project, we proceed with the analysis, design, construction, automation and implementation.
With an eye toward agility, we create active metrics associated with data response times, CPU usage, load-balance alarms, exceptions, and more.
We’ll set you up with the right monitoring tools, whether you need ongoing cloud platform management, or nuanced performance analysis.
We’ll provide ongoing proactive and reactive DevOps management & support to your infrastructure.
Improved quality of software deployments. Developing and testing more frequently produces a much-improved quality product.
More frequent software releases. Having more frequent software releases gives the business what they need to be successful.
Perhaps one of the best DevOps benefits is the amount of collaboration that Agile brings to the table. Product owners, developers, and testers are working closer together and producing much better results than ever before.
Times are changing rapidly and that requires businesses to adjust quickly to their competitors.
Intelligent, advanced, rapid, and customer-centric development activities provide an additional layer of transparency that adds value to any organization.