DevOps - Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
Achieve permanent system availability without interruptions due to updates or rollbacks
How often are your systems or applications unavailable due to unforeseen problems or updates? Monthly? Weekly? Or so even daily?
Updates, code changes or adjustments to software and IT infrastructure are often accompanied by downtimes or rollbacks. Users, customers or employees are then usually annoyed because they can no longer perform their work. The lost working time leads to monetary and performance losses and damages the reputation of your company if it happens more than once.
With digital transformation and the shift of key systems, project management tools or communication platforms to the cloud, as well as the introduction of DevOps in your company, it is possible that, for example, with the help of Blue-Green or Quick Deployments an almost continuous system availability can be guaranteed.
What is Continuous Integration, Delivery & Deployment?
Continuous Delivery (CD) provides an optimal environment for your developers to deploy and deploy code faster. Using native integrations like Bamboo or Jenkins, features of your infrastructure are integrated into test and deployment processes. All without any additional work for your development teams.
This methodology (CI) automates the integration of code changes from multiple developers into a single software project. This allows developers to regularly commit code changes to a central build repository for subsequent testing.
Continuous Delivery automates the deployment of code changes to a staging environment after testing. One of your developers can then decide to push those code changes to live via a pull request.
CD uses automated testing to verify that changes to a codebase are correct and stable in order to automatically make them live. Tools like Docker or Kubernetes can be used to maintain code consistency across different deployment platforms and environments.
Continuous Integration & Delivery in Action
Achieve continuous availability of your most important systems.
Example - Blue-Green deployment for minimized downtime due to rollbacks or updates.
Status Quo: Without DevOps and CI / CD
One system, one instance and daily backups. This is how systems look in many companies with which employees work daily or are made available to users.
The problem is that the system must first be shut down before each update and then restarted after the update. Only then can users access and use the applications again.
If something else goes wrong, or the update contains errors, a rollback to the previous version takes place and the system is shut down again.
The resulting downtimes always leave a negative impression on your users and lead to high internal costs and more time spent.
Status Quo: With DevOps and CI / CD
One possibility to provide systems permanently and to guarantee a constant uptime is the use of Blue-Green Deployments. Two identical systems are run simultaneously in parallel. Only one system (Blue) is accessible for users and employees and updates, bug fixes or other problems are solved on the second system (Green).
The advantage of Blue-Green Deployments is that one system is always active and after an update or rollback, the more current system is successively released.
Your software developers can use the Continuous Integration & Delivery Methodology to constantly introduce new improvements without your users noticing anything.
Further advantages of Blue-Green Deployments
Typical problems in your IT department
CI/CD in agile software development and DevOps
For decision makers and system administrators
Every day, your IT department deals with critical issues that can impact the entire business. System availability, compliance with update cycles or the provision of new infrastructure. Learn how to solve these typical problems in this article.
Become a DevOps Champion with Container8 by XALT
DevOps is not an easy undertaking. It's a whole new culture that needs to be carried through your entire organization. With Container8 we provide you with a framework that makes it as easy as possible to get started with DevOps, Continuous Integration & Delivery and everything that goes with it.
What is Container8?
Container8 automates the configuration of your IT infrastructure, provides all the tools your team needs for DevOps, and empowers your team to build an agile and communicative culture, breaking down silos between development and operations.
Our DevOps platform is a flexible managed service that includes proactive tool and infrastructure maintenance and on-demand support.
Some DevOps tools we use
Not sure if the DevOps methodology and Continuous Integration and Delivery is right for your business?
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Are you still at the beginning of your DevOps transformation?
DevOps is not something that one person can do alone. It's a movement that affects your entire organization. To holistically embrace the DevOps methodology, your employees, teams, and your entire organization must be integrated from day one.
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Our DevOps Ambassadors transform your business for good. They empower your teams with new methodologies, constant data collection and analytics to create a consistently positive customer and user experience.
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