In today’s global economy, software development is a strategic area for an organization, regardless of its size. To take even better care of it, DevOps approach is utilized more and more often. It assumes the combination of two areas that usually function separately: development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams. The purpose of this solution is to achieve established goals better and quicker.
More effective delivery
According to State of DevOps Report, results achieved by DevOps teams are very impressive in comparison to teams using other methodologies:
- 46 times more frequent code deployments,
- 440 times faster lead time from commit to deploy,
- 96 times faster mean time to recover from downtime,
- 5 times lower change failure rate.
Achieving such results is possible thanks to collaboration and combining competences from Dev and Ops areas in development life cycle characteristic for this methodology.
DevOps – principles and benefits
Three pillars of automation
Continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous deployment – instant deployment to test or production environments. Full test automation, continuous testing in both test and production environments.
Monitoring and security
Focus on the quality of code – full automation of monitoring to increase security. Developing simple tools reflecting the state of a system in a given moment and automation of security tests.
Infrastructre as code (IaC)
Defining the whole environment as code – configuration and launching. Automatic management and deployment of environments through scripts.