What is DevOps?
DevOps is on pick these days and has already been implemented by various enterprises and organizations which includes Internet giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn and the list goes on and on. But what does it really means? What is DevOps? DevOps means different things to different people. Someone explains it as a Principle, as a job role, as a mindset and various other meanings and explanations.
But, if we look on to it closely we can say, DevOps is a culture and process where two team “Development” & “Operations” working together in the entire service lifecycle from development and test to deployment to operationsas one unit. This helps an organization rapidly produce software products and services which helps them better Serve their Customers and Compete with the Market.
Advantage of DevOps for each organization
Organizations those who adopt DevOps culture no doubt get more done in less time with quality. So let’s have a look on to the major benefits of DevOps for the Organizations.
Faster software release - Adopting DevOps increased collaboration and communication between teams which really impact in the speed of the work, from development to production cycles which takes months to get completed translated into shorter timeframes and can be done in hours.
Happier, more productive teams -one of the most important thing in implementing DevOps is trust in everyone that contributes to the continuous delivery chain. A culture of trust means empowerment of every individual, ultimately resulting in more motivated employees producing better, timely output.
Greater professional development opportunities -DevOps provides the opportunity to every team members of Dev and Ops to involves with each other and understand the whole process and release the software by team efforts. This helps them to understand and learn about each other’s trade.If ops know the basics of coding and vice-versa, bottlenecks can be removed by not having to rely on highly specialized individuals.
Faster delivery of features -The most specific reason to adopt DevOps is rapid delivery of the software and happy customers/clients which is the ultimate goal of any business and organization. They can conquer the overhead of inside procedures in launching and updating new services or features by applying DevOps, allowing them to respond quickly to market demands.
Stability and Quality- In DevOps process everyone is involved and accountable for release of the product and from building and running to end user experience. The whole team working for the same motive around quality performance, user experience, stability, security and even time to market. The DevOps process ensure everything is monitored, every change is known and everyone understands how each release impacts quality. It leads to better software/product stability and quality.
Improved communication and collaboration -one of the major advantages of adopting DevOps is it’s breaking down the silos between the teams and they work closely and share many responsibilities which improves communication and collaboration.
More time to innovate (rather than fix/maintain) -DevOps provides quicker and more frequent release cycles which allow team to identify distinguish and resolve issues instantly. This means that developers and others throughout the process have more time and opportunity to focus on improvements and innovations that contribute to the bottom line.
What are the popular tools and languages we have for DevOps training? Each tools describe 2 lines.
In DevOps process there is no single DevOps tool, rather a set or DevOps tool chain consisting of multiple tools. Here are some of the popular tools:-
Chef It is an extremely popular tool in DevOps culture. From IT automation to configuration management, Chef relies on recipes and resources so you can manage unique configurations and feel secure knowing Chef is checking your nodes and bringing them up to date for you.
JenkinsAn extensible continuous integration engine, Jenkins is a top tool for DevOps professionals who wants to monitor executions of repeated jobs. With Jenkins, users have an easier time integrating changes to projects and have access to outputs to easily notice when something goes wrong.
Puppet Puppet is an open-source configuration management tool. It runs on many Unix-like systems as well as on Microsoft Windows, and includes its own declarative language to describe system configuration. DevOps engineers often rely on Puppet for IT automation. Get a handle on configuration management and software while making rapid, repeatable changes with Puppet.
Apache AntA Java library and command-line tool, Apache Ant looks “to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other.” This build automation tool is one that saves great deal of time.
Apache MavenYou can manage a project’s build, reporting, and documentation from a central piece of information with Apache Maven. A software project management and comprehension tool, Maven has been one of the most reliable tool in DevOps toolset.
LogstashLogstash is one of the popular tool you can use for log processing, search, and analytics. It collect, process, and forward events and log messages.
Docker An open platform for distributed applications, Docker is used to “build, ship, and run any app, anywhere.” With Docker, you can quickly assemble apps from components and work collaboratively.
Gradle Gradle is a robust tool for automating building, testing, publishing, and deploying software packages and other projects. Gradle is an open source build automation system which is perfect and very useful tool for DevOps professionals.
GitGit is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
How trained team can successfully implement DevOps practice in the project? - 5 Lines
Communication If the team will get trained than for Developers and Operations team it’s really easy to create a culture that nurtures collaboration. This will help all of them to align more closely on goals and projects.
Continuous Integration (CI) Trained team can implement CI practices in the projects where developers continuously add their code changes into a central repository, where automated builds and tests are run. This practice help trained teams to find issues and bugs quicker.
Continuous Delivery (CD) Trained team can implement Continuous delivery practice into the projects where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production.
Infrastructure as Code - It is a practice in DevOps culture in which infrastructure is provisioned and managed using code and software development techniques, such as version control and continuous integration. In this practice infrastructure and servers can quickly be deployed using standardized patterns, updated with the latest patches and versions, or duplicated in repeatable ways.
Monitoring and Logging - Trained team can monitor metrics and logs where they can see how application and infrastructure performance impacts the experience of their product’s end user.
How Cotocus team can help in the DevOps training and transition? - 5 Lines
We are one of the best team of Software and IT professionals which is highly experienced, skillful and motivated towards serving and sharing expertise with the industry. We can help you in your DevOps adoption and implementation process by providing:
Training Training is one of the best way to implement or adopt DevOps culture in any organization. We provide Instructor led live and Interactive online training and as well as classroom training to the teams and corporates with the help of best dedicated DevOps trainers.
ConsultingIfanyone thinks that DevOps implementation in your work environment is an easy task than you are totally wrong. DevOps implementation has their own challenges and best practices. To overcome all those challenges and implement best practices you need a mentor or coach and here we can help you by providing experts consulting services with the help of top industry experts around the globe.
Recruitment & Selection Cotocus team can help organizations in their DevOps transition by providing them pre prepared DevOps workforce who can start to implement DevOps culture in work environment from the first day.
Outsourcing Cotocus team canprovide a model that allows organizations to move away from complex and inefficient environments. Our outsourcing services help organizations and enterprises to reduce costs and gain efficiency, flexibility and scalability. We help jump-start growth and achieve greater responsiveness to always-shifting markets.
Advantage of Cotocus over other corporate training provider? - 5 Lines
Expert Educators We have a dedicated team of renowned industry experts who are highly motivated and loves to share their expertise with the industry.
Flexible/Tailored Training We believe that one size does not fit to all. Our subject matter experts will seat and discuss with you and create training solutions that will address your specific requirements.
Course Curriculum Our training courses Curriculum and learning materials are designed by the top most experienced faculties.
Mode & Venue Cotocus offers their training in online and classroom mode where you have options to go with Instructor-led e-learning or training either in company premised or the outside the venues.
24x7 Assistance We are available 24x7, so that you can get the support whenever you need it without any barrier of the timing.