DevOps has become one of our key approaches to software development projects at Codespring. In tandem with the latest evolution of technologies, DevOps is the best match for Agile methodologies and cloud delivery. DevOps combines Development (Dev) with IT operations (Ops) in order to achieve a shorter software development life cycle, with a greater value for the business and the end-users. The DevOps philosophy goes hand in hand with our particular Fine Tuning philosophy, through the continuous nature of building, delivery and quality assessment.
DevOps at Codespring
At Codespring we have embraced DevOps entirely for its transformational impact on the technology ecosystem and global businesses. Through DevOps tools and practices we have literally achieved a higher development velocity, we gave new meaning to the continuous delivery concept and we rejoiced together with our customers the gains of a faster time to market.
DevOps is now relevant more than everything else, because in the new millennium it is the time to transform the way we build and deliver software. For the modern businesses software is not something auxiliary or optional, software is entangled at each step with the value chain, from production operations, to logistics and communications. They interact with customers through software delivered as a service or as an app on a wide range of equipment and devices.
Business results matter most for any customer and organization. The DevOps practices allow our development and IT engineers at Codespring to move faster and adapt easily to market changes. Through continuous delivery the development team will be able to release updates more frequently and drive innovation in the organization and its market.
The faster we can deliver new feature and fix bugs, the better we can respond to your particular needs and build together your competitive advantage on the global market. Along with a higher release frequency and rhythm, your organization will be able to bring in more innovation and optimize its products. With DevOps tools we can completely automate the software release process.
During the software development process Codespring team always investigates with the customer how should the end-users’ experience be felt during planned software updates and infrastructure changes. It is important that these updates be delivered in a reliable and safe manner. For that, we emphasize the importance of continuous integration and continuous delivery practices, empowered by real-time performance monitoring.
Planning to scale means planning for success. Automation and consistency prepare your system for complex integrations or changing contexts with the lowest risk rates. In this way, scaling up or down has never been more comfortable. For this, at Codespring we have observed that one of the most effective tool is infrastructure as a code, because it allows an optimal management of development, testing and production environments.
When the workflow of the software developers entangles with that of operations teams, a new type of responsibility emerges. Everyone counts on everyone to keep his word and get things done. The higher frequency of releases stimulates the team to communicate and cooperate closer. According to our Codespring experience, DevOps culture based projects were far more effective and had more intense team relationships among customer and developer teams.
Even if the topic of security and control is largely debated in relation with DevOps working model, at Codespring we have learned that setting correct automated compliance rules, using infrastructure as a code and policies as code assure the highest degree of security. There are appropriate configuration management and fine control techniques that must be implemented according to the particularities of each project.
Challenges of DevOps
Some of the biggest challenges in the majority of current DevOps based project:
aligning everyone’s mindset to the DevOps culture;
shaking up the pace of build and deploy
fine tuning the project policies
DevOps Practices at Codespring
• Continuous Integration
• Continuous Delivery
• Automated Testing
• Microservices architecture
• Infrastructure as Code
• Monitoring and Logging
• Communication and Collaboration