Our team of experts can provide you an effective DevOps implementation strategy with iterative and incremental development, workload management on-demand, lightweight architecture, automated testing, and security. At Ziffity we use modern DevOps tools to automate the infrastructure to achieve fast-paced development and quick time-to-market of the product. We combine both cloud and DevOps to ensure the right infrastructure and optimal development cycle for your product development.
How Devops Bridges The Gap Between Developers And It Operations?
Continuous Software Delivery
DevOps is grounded on a continuous & automated software delivery process that aligns efforts of Development & Operational teams towards a single time-bound goal. This minimizes resource wastage, maximizes productivity & ensures faster releases.
Continuous quality assurance in production-like environments and tight collaboration of cross-functional teams help drive innovation. Application status and error-fixing are done at an incremental rate which results in stable releases.
Run your operations without the nightmare of bugs that hurt customer experience or hamper productivity. DevOps follows an integrated testing process that features several built-in checks at all stages, right from the first sprint until launch.
Breaks Down Silos
Set up a culture of collaboration by breaking down the organizational barriers between Development, Operations & Quality Assurance. Bring all stakeholders on the same page where efforts are directed towards the same objectives & priorities.
Stable Operating Environments
DevOps follows an integrated testing process which helps in the reduction of potential errors and defects – ensuring a stable release. Consequently, your business will have fewer downtimes compared to a traditional IT framework.
DevOps services help gain the advantages of quick-to-market software delivery that can be incrementally developed at reduced costs. The agile approach will facilitate quicker responses to changes inspired by user preferences or market scenarios.
Our Ingredients For A Successful Devops Implementation
Our experts take care of setting up the essential server infrastructure components that facilitate your entire DevOps services. We prepare a highly responsive infrastructure that suits DevOps operations by creating server instances, setting up CDN and cache systems, automating fleet management and more.
Our experts help in provisioning the environments required for development, testing, and production processes. This approach not only allows developers and quality analysts to build, test and deploy codes but also do the same for the underlying application environments.
CI/CD helps in delivering your codes to end-users with quality. Continuous integration begins with pushing the code in the delivery pipeline, where it is compiled, analyzed, tested at several stages, and made ready for deployment. The codes are then moved to the production environment using the automation process.
Continuous Delivery is making every segment of a larger code base release-ready so that an application need not be halted to bring minor changes into effect. So, rolling out frequent updates and running the operations smoothly without application breakdowns and downtimes becomes painless.
We continuously monitor every aspect of the application. Continuous monitoring helps identify areas that might need finetuning for better performance. We help you identify security threats and also find out opportunities for automation in the development process for improving productivity.
By analyzing the requirements of your DevOps project, our experts can quickly recommend the tools that should be a part of it. From automated build and testing tools to performance monitoring platforms, we identify appropriate tools and also handle the setup and configuration part.
Cloud + Devops – Higher Scalability Fueling Faster Innovation
We combine our AWS cloud expertise with DevOps to provide the right infrastructure and tools that help your software development cycle at various stages. Our cloud experts can offer the right technology stack on-demand for developers to build sophisticated applications and configure them. With advanced cloud tools, we enable DevOps engineers to build and bring down test environments to conduct successful automated test runs and provide additional infrastructures that software applications need during the deployment stage. Our Cloud-DevOps services extend to post-deployment support like monitoring application health, infrastructure performance, and more.
Why Choose Ziffity?
Ziffity’s multi-industry experience from completing many DevOps consulting, implementation and automation projects can help devise the best DevOps strategy for you. Our DevOps service experts have the right talent, use the latest DevOps tools and adopt the industry best practices that yield significant results.
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Frequently asked questions
What is DevOps?
DevOps is the combination of Development and Operations practices in IT software development. It originated in the mid-2000 among IT professionals looking for ways to efficiently, innovatively, automate, and speed up the process of software development and delivery.
Why is DevOps important? Why does DevOps matter?
The developers’ team performs the software development, which involves writing the code, implementing, testing, and re-writing the code where required. The operations team works on providing the infrastructure to run the software. They work on determining the processing power required for the software, how to make the software secure, how to run the software efficiently and without any interruptions. DevOps help to make these teams work in tandem with each other.
What are the benefits of DevOps?
The benefits of DevOps are as follows:
Technical benefits of DevOps
- Continuous software delivery
- Faster time to deploy
- Fosters innovation
- Less complex problems to manage
- Early detection and faster correction of bugs
Business benefits of DevOps
- Faster delivery of features
- Stable operating environments
- Lower failure rate of releases
- Improved communication and collaboration between the teams
- Efficient cost management
How does DevOps work?
DevOps brings about a holistic approach to software development. Here the development and operations teams are not siloed. It uses a cross functional team consisting of developers, designers, operations, testers, and support personnel. Before starting on any project the team plans the entire software development cycle from design to delivery. The process is as follows:
Plan (Operations team)
- The operations team organizes the tasks and schedule
- The project manager sets up the necessary infrastructure management tools
Code (Developers and Sys Admins)
- The developers write the code
- Use source code management tools to review the code
- System administrators merge individual or siloed codes into one master code
Build (Software Engineers/ Architect)
- Build the application and source code in the required format
- Once the engineering team builds the source code, use CI/CD tools to verify code
- Test the application in test environment to ensure there are no bugs
- This will be part of the workflow to ensure high quality
- Implement packaging tools (software repository tools) to coincide with business requirements and goals
- Validate the package and best practices
- Import packaging into a deployment tool
- Manage code and feature changes
- Approval of software releases
- Release application for the larger audience
- Continuous monitoring of the application performance
- Monitor logs
- Maintain incident reports
How does DevOps give cost benefits?
The cost benefits of DevOps are as follows:
- With the reduced development time, the usage of infrastructure is reduced, leading to reduced costs.
- The continuous delivery model improves productivity with less staff, thereby reducing the expenditure on hiring personnel.
Which industries can use DevOps?
DevOps can be used in any industry that needs software delivery and releases. This includes almost all industries nowadays, as organizations use multiple applications for their various operations.
How does DevOps increase the security of applications?
DevOps improve the application security in the following ways:
- Due to continuous communication between teams, DevOps maximizes the visibility in the software life cycle. This helps teams to spot flaws and bugs before moving to production.
- DevOps fosters task automation in the development environment, which improves consistency, quality and predictability. This reduces human errors, which are consistent in a manual process.
- Due to the faster development cycle, there is also faster debugging of the application. That is continuous development.
- By using standardized frameworks and automation tools, teams can adopt any safer and reliable tool for each stage of the development process. This prevents lock-in with outdated tools and frameworks.
- DevOps favors the use of microservices and containers for the development cycle. This helps in isolating and securing applications from external attacks.
What is DevSecOps?
DevOps is a team consisting of developers and Operation or support personnel. When you bring in your software Security team as part of the software development cycle, then the cross-functional team consisting of all three departments is called DevSecOps.
This practice tries to automate core security functions. These security functions and processes can be incorporated at the start of the development cycle than at the end.
What is CI/CD?
CI/CD stands for Continuous Integration/ Continuous Deployment. Developers tend to work isolated and hence need to integrate their code with the remainder of the team’s codebase. While working manually, it will take days or weeks to merge the changes with the master code. This will result in merge conflicts, take time to debug, and create duplicated efforts. CI/CD automates and validates the build and testing process when a team member makes changes to a code, ensuring it is correct and stable.
What are Microservices?
Microservices are the method of breaking down an application into small components or packages. These packages will contain a single function module with defined operations and interfaces. This method helps in identifying and isolating bugs and errors. Also, it will be easy to update specific functionalities or packages instead of the entire application.
What are Containers?
Containers are a form of operating system virtualization that is formed between the application and the actual infrastructure used. A single container can be used to run a microservice or the entire application. It will contain all the necessary executables, libraries, codes and configuration files to run the application. Containers are lightweight and portable, which makes them easy to move between environments.