What is DevOps?

DevOps is an operations concept or philosophy that connects development and operational department of an organisation. It promotes a better mode of communication between both department of a business. DevOps is also described as the part of IT department that  maintains infrastructure. It is also defined as part of organisation that looks into entire process of software delivery chain and promotes new development tools and practices to make organisation optimised. Basically it aligns the process of development, quality assurance, and operational process.

There are not exactly like DevOps tools and product, they are basically software which will help the entire process of development and operation optimised. New software tools are being introduced in market to help automate  testing and making development and operational processes optimised. In order to use tools of DevOps, we need to know DevOps cycle.

There are basically 6 stages of DevOps lifecycle:


  1. Continuous Business Planning

First step of DevOps Cycle is identifying potentiality in your business. This includes identifying the skills required, outcomes of decisions and resources required.

  1. Collaborative Development

Third step starts with designing sketch plan and programming for development.

  1. Continuous Testing

This stage of the DevOps lifecycle increase the efficiency of organisation by continuously performing unit and integration testing.

  1. Continous Monitoring

For an organisation to work properly there is a need of constant monitoring. This stage includes monitoring changes and any errors or mistakes whenever it happens.

  1. Continuous Release and Deployment

This stage includes monitoring release process and deployments procedures. This stage helps to implement reviews of codes and developers check-ins as well.

  1. Collaborative Customer Feedback & Optimisation

The last but not the least step of DevOps cycle is getting response from customers. Feedbacks from customers is an important part of the life cycle, it enables to determine whether your DevOps services is up to mark or not. It helps to take modification decisions. It also allows your to optimise entire process as well.

If all these six steps are taken care of, your organisation will have a good DevOps practice. One thing about this model is its not the must-have model for DevOps practice but it is the most sought-after and sophisticated model. This model is prepared to give you ideas how DevOps services goes in their life. This is to provide you insight into how to use DevOps tools and resources at any stage of DevOps lifecycle to make the whole process effective and lucrative.

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