We take advantage of the DevOps approach to enable the Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment of software to our clients, bridging the gap between agile software development and operation. With our Continuous Delivery your software is always release-ready, yet the timing of when to push it into production is a business decision and so the final deployment is a manual step (unless you decide to make the releases automatically with our Continuous Deployment approach).
Figure 1 – Euvic’s DevOps approach to software delivery
Euvic’s DevOps approach – Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment:
- Agile software development – ensures a smoother and faster product development life cycle
- Automated testing – enables constant quality verification at each stage of the development process through automated unit and functional testing, load testing and vulnerability testing. The software testing is done by our in-house testing team cooperating with the development team on a daily basis.
- Continuous integration – automates the build and testing of code every time a team member commits changes to version control. In this way you can detect problems early and improve code quality.
- Infrastructure automation – enables the management of infrastructure (networks, virtual machines, load balancers and connection topology) in a descriptive model, using the same versioning as our DevOps teams use for source code.
- Continuous delivery – with continuous delivery, you aim to have the full software delivery life cycle automated up until the final stage before production where there is a manual trigger to release the new features.
- Continuous deployment – with continuous deployment, any updated working version of the application is automatically pushed to production.
With DevOps approach, we can bring several benefits to your organization, including technical (e.g. more frequent deploys, faster problem resolution, less complexity to manage), cultural (e.g. a more productive team, higher employee engagement) and business (e.g. faster delivery of features, improved communication and collaboration, more stable operating environments) benefits.
We apply DevOps principles to both Mode 1 and Mode 2 organizations. With Mode 2 organizations we implement automation to enhance speed, while with Mode 1 organizations we typically take advantage of automation to improve consistency and reduce costs.