DevOps is the synergistic cultural combination of the traditional Operations and Development organizations. Gone are the days of developers throwing code over the wall to Operations after they had it working on their local desktops only to find out that there were a number of issues that only could be discovered when the Operations folks attempted to deploy that code in the production environments. For a number of years, increased government regulation and security breaches lead to a widening firewall between these two departments. It eventually reached a tipping point and DevOps was born. Now there is a great degree of focus on using technology to harmonize these critical areas of software companies. Additionally, agile teams can only be high performing if they have the high levels of automation required to support tight turnaround times.
- Tools Assessment & Implementation – Having the right source control, build/deploy automation, infrastructure automation, and test automation systems will help take software development processes to the next level. Stellence has implemented tools from Atlassian, Microsoft, HP (now Micro Focus), Jenkins, and others that have had a major impact on the efficiencies in the software development lifecycle.
- Build & Deployment Automation Implementation and Training – An organization can have the best tools, but having experts to use them is essential. Whether training is needed or extra hands to hit the ground running Stellence can help.
- Test Automation – Many organizations spend over 95% of their testing budget on manual test case creation and execution. Test automation is a gift that keeps giving automatically during each build/deploy cycle. Learning these skills is difficult but can pay huge dividends and Stellence can help.
- Infrastructure Automation – Still doing manual server builds that take infrastructure 3 or more days or even weeks to complete? Why should developers have to wait more than a few minutes for a new test environment? New technologies are making long wait times a thing of the past. Stellence can help organizations implement and manage these tools.