Guide to attain DevOps maturity level 5
What’s your DevOps maturity level?
Setting up a DevOps model, identifying the current state of DevOps maturity or progressing to the next level of DevOps maturity is a challenge for many organizations.
This eBook focuses on helping organizations at each of the three stages with ideas recommended by DevOps thought leaders and organizations that have the most successful DevOps process in place.
From beginning your groundwork for setting a DevOps culture, to smoothly transitioning to a higher level of maturity, this eBook could serve as a checklist for CIOs to guide their team towards attaining top DevOps maturity.
- Normalize the technology stack
- Standardize and Reduce Variability
- Expand DevOps Practices
- Automate Infrastructure Delivery
- Provide Self-Service Capabilities
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What is DevOps?
In the IT landscape, DevOps brings together Development, Operations, and Quality Assurance to improve collaboration to achieve agility and speed in software development. You can imagine people in the ‘Dev’ side as software developers, stakeholders, business and users, and the ‘Ops’ team as those who manage products and services.
DevOps enforces an organizational culture where teams and processes come together like different pieces in a jigsaw puzzle to form a bigger picture. The collaboration and continuous enhancements deliver high on developer productivity, helps release stable software, achieve lower bug instances, and also attain quick time-to-market. Before diving deep into DevOps maturity, let’s run through the basics of DevOps.
Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery
CI/CD can be called the cornerstone process that has accelerated software delivery using DevOps. CI/CD brings together developers and their code into a single repository, which helps in spotting bugs.
These bugs, which are commonplace when multiple codebases are integrated can be quickly traced and sorted out before the code is ready for release.
Continuous integration begins with pushing the code ahead in the pipeline where it is compiled, analyzed, and made ready for deployment. Once the compiling and analysis are completed, the code is pushed to live stage, either using an automation tool or using manual processes. To make things faster and fault-free in the continuous integration stage, a range of automation tools are used, Jenkins to cite the most popular one.
Collaborative developments facilitate continuous testing. QA personnel can test each phase of the code before it is certified for release. DevOps engineers are also able to spot processes in coding and QA that can be automated for better agility.
Continuous testing ensures that there are no major bugs that will need firefighting when the date for final releases close in, and this leads to stable releases. Another benefit of this approach is that the software can be developed dynamically to meet stakeholder requirements.
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