For businesses to succeed deliver value, it is imperative for the IT organization to break out of Silos, become agile and collaborate. As businesses grow, applications need to adapt to new business goals.

CNET helps organizations reduce the risk of outages and improve quality & efficiency of IT deployments by addressing the above discontinuities in the IT organization and building a favorable change-culture through DevOps.

Our agile development methodology enables a better collaboration between people, processes and tools. This in turn helps in accelerating time-to-market, and de-risking of projects.

CNET offers a comprehensive product life cycle management through DevOps right from maturity assessments to execution by providing various environments like Sandpits, developments, performance & functional testing, UAT, end user coaching and training, SI and operational testing, and support environments to fix frontends on live environments.

CNET enables organizations to create a single team managing a single overall process in the product lifecycle to reduce costs, and minimize change-outages and drive service delivery excellence.

Overview

In traditional, functionally-separated organizations, there is rarely a cross-departmental integration of these functions with IT operations. But DevOps promotes a set of processes and methods for thinking about communication and collaboration – between departments of development, QA (quality assurance), and IT operations.[6] In some organisations, this collaboration involves embedding IT operations specialists within software development teams, thus forming a cross-functional team – this may also be combined with matrix management.

Etymology

At the Agile 2008 conference, Andrew Clay Shafer and Patrick Debois discussed "Agile Infrastructure". The term DevOps was popularized through a series of "devopsdays" starting in 2009 in Belgium. Since then, there have been devopsdays conferences, held in many countries, worldwide.

DevOps toolchain

Because DevOps is a cultural shift and collaboration (between development, operations and testing), there is no single "DevOps tool": it is rather a set (or "DevOps toolchain"), consisting of multiple tools. Generally, DevOps tools fit into one or more of these categories, which is reflective of key aspects of the software development and delivery process.

  • Code — Code development and review, version control tools, code merging;
  • Build — Continuous integration tools, build status;
  • Test — Test and results determine performance;
  • Package — Artifact repository, application pre-deployment staging;
  • Release — Change management, release approvals, release automation;
  • Configure — Infrastructure configuration and management, Infrastructure–as–Code tools;
  • Monitor — Applications performance monitoring, end–user experience.

Though there are many tools available, certain categories of them are essential in the DevOps toolchain setup for use in an organization. Some attempts to identify those basic tools can be found in the existing literature.

Tools such as Docker (containerization), Jenkins (continuous integration), Puppet (Infrastructure-as-Code) and Vagrant (virtualization platform)—among many others—are often used and frequently referenced in DevOps tooling discussions.