Quickly releasing a new product or new features to the market is a challenging task for the organizations worldwide. The most challenging job is to bring together all the specific groups such as advancement, Quality Assurance and IT Operations to get the work done in a quickest way to produce the product as soon as possible.

It is seen that practices and processes are kept on transforming to overcoming those challenges. Just a ten years ago there is absolutely no such term called DevOps exists in our corporate world, but later in 2009, a technique defined a collection of processes to integrate and communicate the growth, IT operation, Quality assurance to reduce the time to market the merchandise significantly, which is commonly called as DevOps.

The DevOps methodology is a collection of practices designed to reduce the gap between development, QA and Operations by potent communication and effort, incorporating continuous integration process with automated deployment. The purpose is to establish an environment to develop, ensure that you release the software product to the market reliably and quickly.

Classic Approach vs. DevOps Approach

In classic waterfall method, the developer creates the codes according to the requirements of their local environment. Once the method is built, the quality assurance (QA) tests the product in the production environment. Finally, when the expected requirements are met, the product is released to the operation to be used. The whole process takes a lot of time from taking the requirements till the distribution of the product to the operations. Since the both groups operations and development works individually, the chances are high when the product is finally meet to the operation after having a longer duration. Also, these products might not exactly work as expected or may face some roadblock.

When, the DevOps process comes with an improved approach to the offer with those situations. This emphasizes on collaboration and communication of the development, QA and the operation team to impalement continuous development, constant integration, regular delivery and monitoring the processes continually by taking the help of diverse tools, which fills the gap in between them and accelerate the work for a faster release. The operation’s fast release permits the organizations to quickly respond to the changes as per business requirements.

Quick Tips about Benefits of DevOps

Find out about some of the benefits that we can get from DevOps processes and culture.

  1. The most important benefit we will get that, it is less time consuming to market the product significantly by bridging the gap between concerned teams and development process.

  2. The better integration between the teams offers the team members a transparent perspective on the in-progress work; therefore they can see the difficulties or roadblocks before that really comes. That's help them to plan in an improved way to solves such issues.

  3. Developers having the sense of ownership of the product because of the process transparency. The developers plan the conception and create own codes.

  4. To quickly identify the environment issues, you will need multiple automations tools for the deployment of the product. Generally, when the environments are different, it takes more time to single away the environment related issues.

Multiple Tools for DevOps

While, DevOps is the venture of Operations, QA and Development, it is clear that a single tool may not be satisfactory for all the needs. Therefore multiple tools required for operations performance.

Let's have a look on best tools that can be used in several stages.

  1. Tools for Monitoring – Nagios, NewRelic, Graphite etc.
  2. Virtualization and Containerization Tools – Vagrant, VMware, Xen, Docker etc.
  3. Tools for build, deployment and test – Jenkins, Maven, Ant, Travis, Bamboo, Teamcity etc.
  4. For configuration Management – Puppet, Chef, Ubuntu Juju, Ansible, cfengine etc.
  5. For Orchestration – Zookeeper, Noah etc.
  6. For Cloud services – Azure, Openstack, Rackspace etc.

You will discover such tools that can be used for code merging, version control etc. to effectively apply the DevOps processes.