In recent years, DevOps is gaining huge popularity in the IT industry. DevOps has hit the software development world like a storm and continues to be a mandate which organizations want to adhere to, to achieve enhanced quality and reliability in an application environment.
The results of DevOps are profound, but achieving them requires focus and willingness to leave behind old ways of working and organizing.
DevOps practices include Infrastructure as code (IaC), Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to support application delivery. Continuous integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) are widely adopted by a majority of organizations that deploy applications monthly or more frequently.
While these practices improve delivery cycle time, complete adoption of DevOps practices leads to an even higher value.
Let’s look at the five stages crucial to successful DevOps Deployment
DevOps is often considered as an organization's culture or mindset focused on collaboration between development and IT operation steam to build managed software in a rapid intuitive manner. DevOps is also a methodology consisting of distinct steps or phases. This DevOps pipeline is repeated on continuous phases. The exact technologies and practices that define each phase vary between organizations
The essential DevOps pipeline stages:
Plan: This is the first stage in the DevOps Pipeline, here Development and IT ops teams, business leaders and other stakeholders define application requirements and set project goals.
Code and build: After the goals are defined, the Developers get to work, writing applications, or updates in an editor, this can be as simple as a text editor or an integrated development environment. After the coding is done, all code is checked into a centralized source code repository such as Github. Then code is brought from the repository and compiled into a binary artifact. Which is published to a repository and subjected to integration and unit test.
Test: In this stage, the code build will undergo a mix of automated and manual tests, it’s a critical stage where the developer will determine whether there are any significant issues or flaws, including security vulnerabilities in an application. Tests can be performed in a dedicated testing environment or staging environment that more closely mirrors production.
Release and Deploy: In this stage, the builders release the data to a limited group of Users to validate it with the current build. DevOps team executes the packaged code into the production environment with real capacity in data, once validated the new build will become the production version. With continuous deployment, the code progresses to the previous DevOps stages (i.e, the code will again go through vigorous testing) and then deploys automatically once cleared.
Operate and Monitor: IT operations admin gets to work managing production applications in underline resources. The IT operations team should continuously monitor application performance and help to ensure everything is running smoothly on production. Ongoing monitoring data can be passed back to the development team and other stakeholders to provide guidance for the subsequent field cycle
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At Locuz our DevOps methodology helps integrate with customer’s internal IT/App teams and processes to enable Continuous Integration (CI) as well as Continuous Delivery (CD). We help customers with developing a DevOps process framework, build a DevOps tool platform (even using Open Ecosystem) and manage the DevOps to build pipeline 24/7 with a flexible model and SLA’s.Mounika Raghavarapu December 06, 2021