The current landscape is full of companies with a little mess in terms of software life cycle. I mean, different repositories, several control version approaches, open source not clearly identify in some cases, several programming languages and packet management and even the CI/CD strategy can change a lot from one application to the next.
What happens here brings delay to deliver releases, developers team miscommunication, fixes for bug not clear, builds are a pain, springs extended for more than expected, poor software quality with scarce testing and in general risk on the code security.
Why Azure Devops?
Azure Devops provide all that is needed in order to cover repositories integration, tools to review the quality of the code, big actors from the open source world like Jenkins a friendly approach for several packages as NuGet, npm and Maven. Even the operational maintenance can be done with Microsoft solution as Azure monitor (Insight is now a component), Azure security center, azure policy, etc. Or even if you want you can use Nagios, splunk or Zabbix.
If your team works mainly with Eclipse, jenkins, selenium, sonarqube, even with Jira you have a full and flexible integration with Azure Devops.
If your team works with Visual Studio and you have MSDN subscriptions you can get azure devops users subscription for free. It sounds good, isn’t it?
But what benefits in a nutshell can bring Azure Devops to our company?.
- Timely Access to New Features
Every three weeks, DevOps users receive access to new features.
- Remote cloud accessible anywhere, anytime, SSO
Users can access anywhere, anytime, without VPN and with SSO and MFA. So with security but adding mobility and flexibility to work remotely.
- No Upgrades to Worry About
Users need not worry about upgrading or patching up the toolchain because the Azure DevOps is a SaaS product. Companies that run on a CI/CD model no longer need to slow things down for the sake of upgrading.
Azure DevOps is backed by 24 x7 support and a 99.9% SLA.
If your DevOps team doesn’t want or need the full suite of services,they can acquire the specific components needed to fulfill your expectations. Even it´s possible to integrate Open source solutions if requiere as we´ve mentioned and other competitors as well.
- It’s Platform-agnostic
DevOps is designed to run on any platform (Linux, macOS, and Windows) or language (Android, C/C++, Node.js, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net, and iOS apps). Woowowww!!
- It’s Cloud-agnostic
Azure DevOps works with AWS and GCP.
In the next post we will show and explain the components within this solid and strong developers platform.
Enjoy the journey to the cloud with me…see you then in the next post.