What is DevOps?

Scale, Operate and Manage your infrastructure and development processes at scale with ease.

DevOps is an IT mindset that encourages communication, collaboration, integration and automation among software developers and IT operations. This clarifies the delivery of software development practice, where code changes are built, tested, and prepared. It expands upon continuous integration by deploying all code changes, to a testing/production environment.

The Process of DevOps

Firstly, the DevOps tooling and automation of the software delivery process establishes collaboration. This is through bringing together the workflows and responsibilities of development and operations. An engineer will work with development team staff to tackle the coding and scripting needed to connect elements of code. These would typically involve libraries or software development kits. Teams will focus on standardising development environments and automating delivery processes to improve delivery predictability, efficiency, security and maintainability. DevOps helps the team to provide improved quality of application development as it incorporates infrastructure issues.

The operate phase involves maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting applications in production environments. In adopting DevOps practices, DevOps teams work to ensure system reliability, high availability. Additionally, the teams will aim for zero downtime while reinforcing security and governance. Thus demonstrating an improved collaboration and communication between organisational teams to achieve faster time to market.

Developers and system administrators use code to automate operating system and host configuration, and operational tasks. In some DevOps models, quality assurance and security teams may also become more integrated with development, operations and throughout the application life-cycle. That is to say the DevOps movement has been fuelled by individuals and open source tools.

DevOps will help you to manage your development, testing, and production environments in a repeatable and more efficient manner.

DevOps Culture

The culture of DevOps is distinguished by increased collaboration, decreasing silos, shared responsibility and autonomous teams. Improving quality, valuing feedback and increasing automation. It is the offspring of agile software development – created to keep up with the increased software velocity. Throughput agile methods have achieved advancements in agile culture and methods over the last decade. Thus exposes the need for a more holistic approach to the end-to-end software delivery lifecycle in real time.

Cyber Security Support

Also referred to as information security, cyber security refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information, through the practice of social engineering.

In an organisation, the people, processes, and technology must all complement one another to create an effective defence from cyber attacks. IT infrastructure is protected by network security, as a result, information will be protected from cyber criminals. Meanwhile IT security protects both physical and digital data, cyber security protects the digital data on your networks. This is in addition to protecting computers and devices from unauthorised access, attack and destruction full time.

A cyber criminal will gain access and release sensitive information to expose data and influence individuals to lose trust in a person/organisation. To secure a computer system, it is important to understand the attacks that can be made against it. Social engineering is a tactic that adversaries use to trick you into revealing sensitive information. As a result, cyber attacks cost organisations billions of pounds and can cause serious damage. Consequently, impacted organisations stand to lose sensitive data, and face fines and reputational damage.