Innovation in IT Product Life Cycle through DevOps
ThinkPalm Solutions
Noufal K T November 25, 2016

The success of IT businesses by enterprises depends on multiple factors related to the development and release processes of various products and services offered by them. The extensive use of tools to automate, monitor and optimize different phases enables businesses to achieve improved customer experience and satisfaction. This is where the DevOps tools and practices come into the picture, to unify and streamline development and IT operations, and thus, facilitate the increase in development and release velocity, without sacrificing quality.

The right implementation of the DevOps practices in an organization eliminates the limitations of traditional software development and IT operations methodologies. They also bring a cultural revolution through the collaboration between professionals engaged in business, development and IT operations.

Innovation in IT Product Life Cycle through DevOps

The broad categories of the DevOps landscape tools include:

  • Project Management
  • Source Code Management
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Testing
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Containerization
  • Configuration Management
  • Orchestration
  • Logging & Monitoring

Considering the increase in cloud native applications, leveraging DevOps to the cloud computing supporting multi-cloud platforms is a pivotal point.  This enables enterprises to reap the huge cloud advantages including Auto Scale and High Availability for the development and testing environments as well. DevOps solutions can offer more reliable, secure and frequent releases of cloud ready software products, with the implementation of automated development, testing and release management processes.

ThinkPalm’s DevOps expertise and experience are reflected in all the following areas:

  • DevOps Assessment and Planning
  • Agile Tools and Practices
  • Continuous Integration Pipelines
  • Continuous Delivery Pipelines
  • Multi-Cloud Support
  • Monitoring and Analytics
  • On-site and Offshore Support
  • Bespoke DevOps Solutions
  • Training and Consulting

The DevOps assessment phase helps to identify the maturity level regarding the DevOps readiness in an organization. This input contributes to planning for DevOps implementation in the most appropriate way. Aligning software engineering practices for planned automation aspects is important for the success of DevOps implementation.

The requirements of Continuous Integration and Delivery setup will vary from project to project. So a highly configurable CI/CD system is essential to cater to the needs of automated release processes. ThinkPalm offers proven solutions for building parallel CI/CD pipelines for multiple projects, where we support automated branching and provisioning. For instance, the auto-provisioning of virtual test beds and auto-deployments of test releases will enable the IT products and services companies to accelerate the time to market of new feature additions to their product lines.

The solutions we provide on DevOps landscape are supported by multi-cloud/hybrid scenarios and powered by both open and proprietary tool sets. ThinkPalm offers customizable dashboards with analytical capabilities for monitoring various DevOps components and applications, which provide an end-to-end view of the processes and their statuses in the product life cycle.

DevOps implementation for Enterprise IT brings innovation and efficiency in operations by reducing deployment failures/rollbacks and increasing release velocity!