DevOps is changing the paradigm of how IT departments think about the problem that helping in the growth of company. Previously, the goal was to break a huge application into manageable components. Devops automates how all that information is brought together to create the finished application.
Part of that automation involves breaking an application down into smaller, more manageable pieces. What used to be a waterfall process is now often a DevOps process.
Think about it: The entire application consists of a combination of systems. Those systems work together. It’s hard to break the whole application down into smaller pieces without getting a whole lot of software involved. But there are continuous integration tools that can break entire application down into a series of small modules, or tests.
Your application isn’t just a database. It’s also microservices — including a load balancer, load balancer monitoring, a service discovery system, a security system, etc.
These smaller pieces can be broken up into their own continuous integration/continuous delivery pipelines.
Some of you may remember when you used to build an application on premise — you would build the application, install the software, compile the software, deploy the software, and so on. It was a lot of work. If you need to maintain the application, and if you didn’t take care of it the first time you released it, it would quickly get out of date.
In the cloud, it is much easier to push software updates and additional features.
Maintain an application in the cloud
In Cloud, updates and security are always a huge concern for your customers, so your systems are better protected.
When you use a SaaS product that allows you to maintain an application without touching the code.
- Building a secure application will allow you to create an application faster.
- Reduce costs by not having to maintain a custom server stack.
When you are developing for internal and external customers, you need to think about security and they will need to consider your development team security skills and practices.
The most common ways to protect an application are to create passwords and enable multifactor authentication for authenticated users.
These all small pieces of work done together with help of DevOps life cycle that always helps to boot product delivery on time with zero defects.