With the continuous development in DevOps practice and its unparalleled benefits, now every organization wants to embed it in their software development lifecycle to make the deployment of software even faster and more efficient.
As software development gets complex, we see cross-functional teams collaborating to enable faster product delivery, optimize cost, manage infrastructure, and for several business benefits. An example of such a joint effort is ‘Cloud FinOps’ wherein finance, engineering, technology, and business teams aim at cloud financial management.
The SaaS software development domain is perpetually transforming in terms of environment, orchestration, scaling, and management. One of the most important developments to occur in this field is the introduction of the "run anywhere" paradigm that came with virtual machines, followed by Containers, and further revolutionized by Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions.
As a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of an organization, who is either driving the technology team of a startup or leading IT operations in a megacorp; continuously innovating is the goal.
If you’re leading the software engineering cycle of a product or a software development firm, then the struggle to get answers to the following questions must be constant.
The software development and delivery pipeline of DevOps, also referred to as the CI/CD pipeline, ensures that market-ready software products are released for public use faster. Continuous Testing is a set of evaluation procedures in the DevOps pipeline meant to ensure the product's quality and to enhance the reliability of the outcome.
There are some key DevOps practices that enable organizations to automate and streamline the software development processes. Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD), Continuous Deployment, Microservices, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Containerization, Monitoring & Logging are a few of them.
Today, we are at a point in the software delivery paradigm where most IT enterprises have implemented DevOps in their workflow in some way, shape, or form. DevOps teams are guided by various operating principles, the most prominent of which are Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), or CI/CD.
A modern infrastructure that’s agile, flexible, and scalable is on the mind of every infrastructure & operations (I&O) leader. In a cloud-first and automation world, I&O leaders are introducing new ways to utilize and manage infrastructure.
For technology organizations, cloud adoption is a go-to strategy for cost reduction, risk mitigation, and a more increased scope of scalability. Enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure highlights the maturity of a company's depth of technological prowess. Therefore, it is important to conduct periodic cloud readiness assessments.
The software development business is witnessing an ever-increasing adoption of various cloud-native methods for deploying applications, and containerization is one of the most sought-after of these methods. This has, however, opened up organizations using containers to potential cyber-attacks and other vulnerabilities, therefore promoting the need for container security.