About DevOps

DevOps is a culture, a movement, a philosophy

The word ‘DevOps’ is a combination of two words ‘development’ and ‘operations’. DevOps promotes collaboration between Development and Operations Team to deploy code to production faster in an automated & repeatable way. DevOps helps to increases an organization’s speed to deliver applications and services. It allows organizations to serve their customers better and compete more strongly in the market.

In short, DevOps is a methodology, not a toolset; instead, there is software that enables the development and operations teams to work together more efficiently and respond to changing requirements more flexibly.

Why is DevOps is Needed?

DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, in order that they can build, test, and release software faster and more reliably.
  • Before DevOps, the development and operation team worked in complete isolation.
  • Testing and Deployment were isolated activities done after design-build. Hence they consumed more time than actual build cycles.
  • Without using DevOps, team members are spending a large amount of their time in testing, deploying, and designing instead of building the project.
  • Manual code deployment leads to human errors in production
  • Coding & operation teams have their separate timelines and are not in synch causing further delays.

Why DevOps With Arsenal?

Our engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. We offers a self-service mechanism for Dev-Test provisioning either in the cloud or hybrid environment.

Benefits Of DevOps

  • Predictability: DevOps offers significantly lower failure rate of new releases
  • Breaks larger code base into small pieces: DevOps is based on the agile programming method. Therefore, it allows breaking larger codebases into smaller and manageable chunks.
  • Reproducibility: Version everything so that earlier version can be restored anytime
  • Maintainability: Effortless process of recovery in the event of a new release crashing or disabling the current system
  • Time to market: DevOps reduces the time to market up to 50% through streamlined software delivery. This is particularly the case for digital and mobile applications
  • Greater Quality: DevOps helps the team to provide improved quality of application development as it incorporates infrastructure issues
  • Reduced Risk: DevOps incorporates security aspects in the software delivery lifecycle. It helps in reduction of defects across the lifecycle
  • Resiliency: The Operational state of the software system is more stable, secure, and changes are auditable
  • Cost Efficiency: DevOps offers cost efficiency in the software development process which is always an aspiration of IT companies' management

Tools we use

  • Build – Ant, Maven, Grunt, Gradle
  • Testing – Selenium, Cucumber, Jasmine, Jmeter, Junit
  • CI – Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo
  • Deployment – CodeDeploy, SmartFrog, RapidDeploy
  • SCM – Git, GitHub, BitBucket
  • Collaboration – Jira, Slack, Hipchat
  • Release Management – Docker