What Is DevOps Automation?

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DevOps Automation

DevOps is the most buzzword in the current IT Industry where most of the organizations are investing in this technology to enhance their business revenues with industry-centric methodologies. It has recognized the most significant position and critical part of software engineering methodologies that changes in process and culture. Most of the Organizations are facing the difficulties to manage the workflows between the development and operations teams with managing the continuous integration and delivery. It shows great results in automating the process flow and implementing DevOps in a successful way. 

How is DevOps? How is it playing a crucial role in IT world?

DevOps has mainly arrived with the terms Dev and Ops while in general ‘Dev’ is for the software development, it is used at the broader scale that covers a massive network of people to assist about the product by including Project Managers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Software Developers and many other. Then, the other way, the word ‘Ops’ is the shows for network engineers, system engineers, DBA, System Administrators, DBA’s and the whole staff who are into the field of IT Operations and IT Infrastructure. Now, you may get some clarity about the word DevOps. So, now DevOps plays a major role to deal with collaboration and communications between software developers, IT operations and QA’s. 

DevOps technology is the software development practice models where the development engineers, operations engineers and QA’s will work together in the entire lifecycle of the product development. DevOps Engineers plays a vital role from a beginning stage that is designed stage to development process implementation team or else production team. 

What is DevOps Automation and why Automation is needed for DevOps?

Employees who are working on the DevOps technology mostly lean to the various methodologies with the main aim to reduce manual hands-off in between operations, development and customers as well. Let us take Change Request shortly called as CR handles the various process in the companies. If the end user has come up with a change request through ticket submission or else email by using a help desk system. In this type of situations, the operation team receives various updates on the issue. Now, the operation team mainly communicate with the associated developers with the same issue. So, now the development team has come to know the issue and they start working on it to resolve them. The respective effective solution about the issue is passed to the operational team and then to the end user or else customer. In this entire process, the DevOps Engineer plays a vital role with effective communication and collaboration to reach business heights at peaks. 

The entire conventional method of the change request completely implemented with many of the advantages such as process gaps, communications, manual interventions and missing some bit of information that affects the optimized solution. At any of the cost, the latency of transfer of information between the development team and customers is detrimental. In the entire development loop, the testing phase and the final step that is post-deployment customer feedback stage etc, all the phases or steps completely with different external and internal stakeholders. 

Automating DevOps Process through Integration

Automation is the main step that plays a vital role in the entire lifeline of a project. By focusing mainly on the integration technologies, which is the right place to bring the tools together that are used by both external and internal stakeholders. With the integration platform, one can easily integrate tools from various DevOps cycle phases like BMC Remedy used by Operations team, Build tools such as Jenkins, Hudson used by the development team, Rally used by the engineering team and the Testing tools are used by the QA team. There is a lot of power to define the most effective end-to-end DevOps process that can run through many of the disparate tools. By all this, it helps in a better way of sync among various teams in the faster way and deliver the most accurate deployment releases. 

Automation monitoring the success of DevOps

Automation monitoring the success of DevOps 

The DevOps Automation is mainly for the creation of several real-time projects that provides a consolidated view of every single aspect that is going on in the Project. Now, in the DevOps scenarios, the entire integration data across various tools will automatically save in a central repository. It helps to generate various types of real-time reports such as:

Deployment Frequency: It is to measure the frequency of the deployments 

Change Fail Rates: Frequency calculations where certain changes are getting failed.

MTTR: It is called as Mean Time To Recover which probably includes the amount of time to get a problem fixed with an optimized solution. 

Lead Times for Changes: This refers to the total implemented time that refers to certain changes in the project delivery and also the time between the change request in the completion and submission of execution. 

Automation Triggering Productivity: The entire automation in the DevOps is completely done with an automated infrastructure with the given benefits. 

Bringing Togetherness In Isolated Teams: Testing, Development, and Operations can work out harder in the delivery process.

Less Time To Delivery In Market: High effective communications and Quick Deployments allows very fast in the market.

Automated Workflows: The entire parts Development and Development chain that gets automated shortened in the development and delivery process.

Continuous Integration: Unit Testing and Code quality can easily build to show major effective results.

Better Monitoring: The entire project leads can be accessed with real-time reports and various defects to get fixed with an optimized solution.

Continuous Delivery: The Delivery Manager is complete with production ready environment with latest fixes on the demand.

Faster Resolution: The IT Help Desk Manager and Development Engineers can easily get automated with various notifications in the event and also majorly helps in the requests, development fixes are complete with planning, execution and reporting to the end users.

Decreased Risk: The certain risk factors due to human error decrement in a certain way.

Cost Reduction: Less Expensive because of eliminating manual interventions.

Main Focus To Improve Business: Mostly, teams concentrate to improve on core business to deliver final productivity.

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Ravindra Savaram
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Ravindra Savaram is a Content Lead at His passion lies in writing articles on the most popular IT platforms including Machine learning, DevOps, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, RPA, Deep Learning, and so on. You can stay up to date on all these technologies by following him on LinkedIn and Twitter. Protection Status