DevOps as a Service

DevOps is a culture, movement that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.

It aims at establishing a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software, can happen rapidly, frequently, and more frequent reliably.

Nets International DevOps team shall take over the complete lifecycle management of your cloud environment including

  • Configuration Management(Source Control)
  • Continuous Deployment(Deployment Automation)
  • Reporting
  • Continuous Integration(Build Automation)
  • Environment Provision
  • Continuous Testing(Test Automation)
  • Monitoring
Key challenges
  • Time taken to deploy & release a change in Production environment
  • High Cost and Time in Release Management
  • Unpredictable Releases
  • Long Release duration
  • Release failures
  • Inconsistent environments
  • Development, QA, Staging & Production environments
  • Lot of Manual processes that lack Speed and Repeatability
Key Benefits
  • Quick Time to market
  • Improved Quality
  • Improved Stability of Releases
  • Improve Quality of Deployments
  • Reduction in Testing Effort
  • Synchronized environments (Dev, QA, Stage & Production)
  • Improve Communication and Collaboration among and within teams
  • Improve productivity
  • Frequent Deployment
  • Minimal Deployment effort & cost
  • Increased Quality

Scenarios

Scenario 1

  • Requirement: Just source code need to be managed
  • Solution: Configuration Management as Service
  • We host the source control service (e.g TFS)
  • You can create your product/service-related source code as “Team Projects” in our source control
  • Tools: TFS, GitHub, Subversion
  • Benefits
  • Your code is safe
  • Decreased risk and greater level of security
  • You can keep tract of the code changes
  • You can branch and merge the changes for various environments or product release

Scenario 2

  • Requirement: Frequent build to identify build errors earlier
  • Solution: Continuous Integration as Service
  • We enable the Build Automation
  • Can run Hourly Build, Check-in based Build etc
  • Alert Teams, Leads and Manager on the Build Status
  • Tools: Cruise Control, Jenkins, TeamCity, Build a bot
  • Benefits
  • Capture the Build errors at the earliest
  • Greater Build Stability
  • Frequent Builds results in quicker deployment

Scenario 3

  • Requirement: Need to improve and expedite the testing process
  • Solution: Automated Testing as a Service
  • We enable the Test Automation
  • Automated Smoke test, Regression test, Sanity test and much more
  • Alert Teams Leads on the Testing errors
  • Tools: Selenium, QTP
  • Benefits
  • No need for Tester to wait till the build is delivered to complete his Smoke Test (for Build Validation)
  • Increased productivity of Tester
  • With Automation in the picture now the Tester has a lot of ways to improve the quality of the code

Scenario 4

  • Requirement: Need to improve the delivery process
  • Solution: Deployment as a Service
  • We enable the Deployment Automation
  • Automated Deployment into QA, Staging and Production environment – Safe Rollback
  • Alert Teams Leads on the errors
  • Tools: Capistrano, Ansible, Fabric, Jenkins
  • Benefits
  • On successful build, the build gets deployed automatically without human intervention
  • Easily configurable to select the Target Environments viz., QA, Staging and Production

Scenario 5

  • Requirement: Need to handle the Environment Provisioning
  • Solution: Provisioning as a Service
  • You just concentrate on the type of Servers that you need for your environments, we take of provisioning them and upgrading them as and when needed
  • It enables the key DevOps tenet “Infrastructure as Code”
  • Tools: Puppet, Chef, Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFormation, Ansible
  • Benefits
  • Consistent
  • Reproduction/Duplication of the environment in minimal time
  • Reliability
  • Security
  • Easy Governance
  • Auditability