Let’s talk about DevOps

Sandip Modi, in DevOps

DevOps is a very popular terminology which you might have heard these days. Let us see what it is all about.

Coming straight to the point, ‘Devops’ that has created a buzz in the IT industry was coined in the year 2009 by Patrick Debois. He developed this term by combining two terms: development and operations. So what exactly does ‘Devops’ means? We have picked the most appropriate definition from Gartner

“DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture) and seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. DevOps implementations utilize technology— especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.”

What purpose does Devops solves?

  • It improves the association between the stakeholders through proper planning.
  • Brings down the rate of failure of new releases.
  • Improves the average time to recovery.
  • Attains rapid speed to market.
  • Minimizes the time lapse between the fixes.
  • Upgrades the deployment frequency.

How does it works?

  • It has made IT operations and development team work together. Hard to believe? But its true. It starts with collaboration between these two diverse departments.
  • Devops has excessive reliability on toolchains for automation of large parts of end-to-end software development and the required deployment process.
  • There is continuous integration due to agile culture of Devops.
  • Another aspect of Devops is continuous testing of the codes.
  • As the code changes often, Devops software development practices continuous delivery. The codes get built, tested and prepared automatically before its release.

Tools used in Devops

  • Build Server. Popular tools are Jenkins, SonarQube and Artifactory.
  • Source Code Repository. Widespread tools are Git, Subversion, Cloudforce, Bitbucket and TFS.
  • Configuration Management. Popular tools are Puppet and Chef.
  • Virtual Infrastructure.
  • Test Automation. Popular tools are Selenium and Water.
  • Pipeline Orchestration.

It’s been nearly a decade since Devops has been introduced in the market. There have been so many experiments and development in this area. One thing is clear, Devops is here to stay as it has been successful in integration of business users, test engineers, developers, security engineers and system administrators in one single workflow to meet the needs of the customers.

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