Why DevOps

The process of application delivery has changed from large scale project-based execution to continuous agile evolution. DevOps was a major reason for this shift and made it possible by bringing operations, business and development teams together by automating processes to streamline IT.

In today’s digital world, the ability to roll out improved software products continuously has become essential. QASource’s outsourced engineers can help in the following ways:

  • Seamlessly integrate with the client’s in-house DevOps team
  • Set up infrastructure from scratch, as per client’s requirements
  • Automate manual tasks involved in the DevOps life-cycle
Best DevOps Services

Our DevOps Team Supports

Agile Software Development

Process Automation For Seamless Continuous Deployment

Container Orchestration

Infrastructure As Code

CI/CD Pipelines

Optimize Performance And Enhance ROI

Improved Collaboration

Cloud Expertise

Continuous Monitoring And Product Support

Data Virtualization

Infrastructure Assessment And Planning

Micro-services And Service Mesh Implementations

50+

DevOps Tools Expertise

80+

DevOps Engineers

300+

Years of Collective DevOps Experience

50,000+

Continuous Automated Deployments

3,00,000+

Saved Hours

We Are Best at Providing DevOps Testing Services to Help Clients Release Better Quality Software Products.

See How QASource Works With Development Teams

QASource can supply engineers who have experience working within DevOps and its smarter, faster environment in order to deploy faster releases. QASource can support your DevOps with these areas of expertise.

  • System Administration
  • Build & Release Management
  • Process Driven Approach in Implementing CI/CD
  • System, Application, and Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Automate System Tasks and Configurations using ConfigurationManagement Tools
  • System and Tools Integration for Deployment, Testing andReporting Automation
  • Source Code Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure Administration
  • Secure Systems from Vulnerabilities and Access
  • Make use of Application, Data and Storage Virtualization
  • Cloud and Containerization for Faster Environment Setup and Availability
QASource DevOps Team

DevOps Benefits

The advantages of a well-planned DevOps strategy are felt throughout the enterprise, as different teams reap the benefits of continuous improvement and agility. Here are some of the benefits:

DevOps Benefits

Faster Time To Market

By implementing DevOps, your company can accelerate the software development process and enable quick and continuous feedback.

Seamless Collaboration

These days there is a huge need for business, development, and operations teams to communicate dynamically. Seamless collaboration is a core fundamental of a DevOps philosophy.

Continuous Integration and Development

CI/CD pipelines are built for your teams to integrate and develop code rapidly. This leads to an overall increase in quality, efficiency gains, and faster releases.

Faster Iteration and Fast Recovery

Faster iteration and faster recovery times can be achieved by implementing DevOps tools and technique.

Tools We Use for DevOps

Plan

Code

Build

Test

Integration

Operation

Deploy

Release

Monitor

DevOps Practices

Listed below are some of the DevOps best practices:

DevOps Practices

Continuous Integration

A software development practice where developers regularly merge their codes into a central repository before running automated tests. This helps in identifying bugs faster and improves software quality.

Continuous Delivery

Here, all code changes are prepared, built and tested automatically. When continuous delivery is implemented properly, developers always have deployment-ready software that has passed through standard test procedures.

Microservices

This is a design approach where a single application is built as a set of small services, where each service runs its own process and communicates with others through an interface. Different programming languages and frameworks can be used to deploy them independently, or as a single service, or even as a service group.

Infrastructure As Code

Here, the infrastructure is managed using code and software development techniques like continuous integration. This way, engineers can interact with the infrastructure using code-based tools, similar to how they treat application code. Since they are defined by code, it becomes easy to deploy servers and infrastructure using standardized patterns and update them with the latest versions and patches.

Monitoring and Logging

Monitoring performance metrics and logs of infrastructure give a clear sense of the experience of the end-user. Since services must be available 24/7, and applications require regular updates, proactive monitoring goes a long way in improving application/infrastructure performance.

Communication and Collaboration

By using DevOps tools, and automating the software delivery process, it is possible to increase collaboration by combining the workflows and responsibilities of different teams. Moreover, this also facilitates communication between teams through chat applications, wikis and project tracking tools, thereby aligning cross-functional teams on projects, goals and deadlines.

DevOps Success Story

About Client

  • One of the leading service providers to the 100+ financial organizations of the world
  • Provides the functionality that allows a consumer to integrate into their existing technology and also with third-party service providers
  • Helps maintain the position of the portfolio, critical data, and loan records
  • They are growing 30% each year with average annual revenue of over $60 million

Challenges

Below are the main challenges that the client was facing before engagement with QASource:

  • Difficulty managing complex infrastructure
  • Minimal collaboration within QA and Dev teams
  • Manual environment provisioning
  • Inconsistent release process, daily build patches and frequent release cycle
  • Time spent on deployment issues
  • Simplify the application deployment and share configurations across the teams uniformly
  • Reduce the manual effort of provisioning customized Linux OS images

Solutions

  • Automated infrastructure using Docker, AWS, Terraform, Groovy Pipelines
  • Implemented CI/CD and CT using Jenkins, ChatOps(Slack) and email notification
  • Implemented containers (Docker) to build consistent and compatible environments
  • Automated complete end-to-end release process using CI/CD pipeline and test orchestration (using Selenium, Appium, Rest Assured)
  • Integrated Nagios to monitor the health of the application and CI/CD pipeline both on staging and production environment
  • Prepared the Helm Charts for application deployments, rollback capabilities and maintain Helm Package versioning over GitHub repository
  • Implemented CI/CD using GitHub Actions Pipeline to build customize Linux OS images using Hashicorp Packer and store them over Google Cloud Storage

Results

  • Reduced time over 90% for customized OS image generation.
  • Reduced 1/3 of the environment compatibility issues by using virtualization and containerization
  • Achieved 200x more frequent build deploys by use of automated pipeline
  • Achieved 24x faster recovery times by the use of containers and cloud technologies
  • Enhanced collaboration between teams
  • Increased confidence on deployments
  • Reduce the chances of error and dependency issues which may encounter while setting up the updated application
  • Reduced the time from 5 hours to 30 minutes for generating customized OS image

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