What is Managed DevOps and Why Do You Need it?

Managed DevOps allows you to automate and accelerate the process of building, testing and delivering applications to users. The service implies the creation of a convenient pipeline environment based on the CI / CD methodology. Managed DevOps includes support for the necessary infrastructure: server and network equipment, special software, system and service administration.

DevOps are methods that combine development, testing, and deployment of software in one process, just like Agile. But, unlike the Agile approach, DevOps practices bring the operations team together as well, increasing automation and collaboration across all parts of the program or application lifecycle. At first, the term DevOps was used to describe only the approach to software development itself, but then the new profession began to be called this term. According to statistics, with the DevOps approach, the number of bugs during the deployment of the program is reduced by five times.

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What is the main benefit of DevOps services?

With an agile DevOps model, the technology is optimized to meet the current needs of the life cycle. In many cases, DevOps uses advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to accelerate this process. Indeed, the recently coined term AIOps refers to the use of artificial intelligence in IT operations. DevOps also emphasizes automation and continuous integration/delivery, freeing employees from manual tasks so they can focus on innovation. From a development perspective, engineers can complete their programming steps faster or work together more efficiently. From an operational perspective, system administrators can use automation mechanisms to easily provision and update new applications and infrastructure.

What tools and technologies does DevOps use?

Since DevOps is a methodological concept, creating and configuring infrastructure, automating processes, packaging is not universal. DevOps tools change and improve rapidly and constantly, while concepts are much less frequent. The use of tools will allow you to master and embody the concepts of all levels of complexity.

  • Version control system (SCM): GitLab, GitHub, etc.
  • Continuous Integration (CI) in an isolated container environment – GitLab-CI tools, Jenkins and others.
  • Data management is a toolkit for maintaining FlywayDB, LiquiBase, Flocker databases.
  • Amazon Web Services, Azure, Heroku
  • Orchestration – OpenShift, Docker, Swarm
  • Monitoring New Reliс, Zabbix, DataDog
  • Logging Splunk, ELK Stack

Collaboration tools

They are used to develop and optimize collaboration, as well as to develop new ways of interacting in a team.

  • Issue tracking with Jira, Asana, Pivotal Tracker;
  • ChatOps – messaging systems MatterMost, Slack;
  • Documentation for internal use – Confluence wiki, MarkDown data markup.

It should be noted that hard skills and mastered tools may vary depending on the project! Specialists are assigned to the project with a specific goal, so skills and tools are an individual matter. Either you can get on a project and feel free with the skills you already have, or you will have to master new ones to complete work assignments.

The Axon team has DevOps engineers with different backgrounds. In addition to such mastered popular tools as Azure, AWS, Git, Jenkins, etc., they work with fault-tolerant and highly scalable solutions. Adjusting to the client’s request, they choose an individual approach, not losing, but only acquiring new knowledge and expanding the limits of their expertise. Find more info here: https://www.axon.dev/services/software-product-development-company 

DevOps is primarily a culture of organizing work within a team, with the customer and other teams. This means that its construction depends both on the participants and on the established culture of the company, and the industry as a whole.

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