Betting big with Azure DevOps
Azure DevOps from Microsoft is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that offers users an end-to-end DevOps toolchain to rapidly develop and deploy software. Azure DevOps is an integrated offering of various services including Azure Pipelines, Azure Boards and Azure Repos, which includes cloud hosted private Git repository, Azure Artifacts and Azure Test Plans—all designed to provide the DevOps teams with powerful tools and enablers for rapid software development. Azure DevOps offers developers a host of features including continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), superior dashboard control and configurable dashboard widgets, improved Git or distributed source control and Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC), advanced features to plan and track your work, integrated collaboration features, manual and exploratory testing options, and more.
Key benefits of Azure DevOps include:
- Is reliable and flexible
- Supports seamless and speedy installation of applications
- Includes periodic access to new features with no hassle of upgrades
- Supports multiple applications, platforms, and runs on multiple frameworks
- Is platform and cloud agnostic
- Supports several languages such as Java, Node, PHP, .NET and Python
- Enables quick analysis of applications with built-in apps and cloud features through Visual Studio Services
How organizations are using Azure DevOps
Azure DevOps provides developer services, enabling teams to plan work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy applications. Its collaborative culture brings together developers, project managers, and contributors to develop software allowing organizations to create and improve products with greater agility.
More importantly, Azure DevOps enables seamless application development. It has the capability to detect any challenges or bugs and supports collaboration with the developer in real-time. The platform offers several ways to arrest problems at every stage, ensuring continuous collaboration between the operations and developer teams. Through the various stages, Azure offers a variety of its own set of best-in-class tools.
Infrastructure as code is another use case. In the past, deploying storage, backup, virtual machine, or an application required manual intervention by the software teams. With Azure DevOps, developers can leverage code with templates and then store in the Azure Repository.
Every organization has its own set of compliance requirements and policies. For instance, an organization will define the devices to be used by employees, the operating systems, software, etc. These are then written into SOPs. With Azure DevOps, codes can be written to automate the compliance checks and alerts can be triggered for non-compliance.
With the help of Azure DevOps tools, migrating applications to the public cloud can be done leveraging automation tools and retaining the integrity of the data.
Wipro brings Azure DevOps to life
Wipro’s Azure DevOps practice blurs the distinction between development and operations so that businesses can effortlessly produce zero-defect code and high-quality systems. Our Microsoft end-to-end Azure DevOps capabilities help to set up automated pipelines to build, test and deploy software code to any platform. Wipro’s engineering teams focus on implementing the customer's solutions with Azure DevOps capabilities.
The Integrated Agile DevOps Platform, an end-to-end integration framework for continuous delivery, makes DevOps adoption repeatable and reusable while increasing productivity by as much as 20%. Our DevOps service includes DevOps Lab for Hire, Assessment Toolkit, Training-as-a-Service and DevOps Consultancy, which cut adoption time by 90%.
DevOps for the future
The future of the DevOps framework is promising and there are many more practical applications each day. DevOps methodologies are also changing with new tools and technologies coming in.
With a continuously shifting technology landscape, there is a need to change the workflows and tools of DevOps. As container-native and cloud applications become increasingly popular, newer and better tools will emerge. With these changes, developers will no longer be required to write code on their computers or install required tools. With a multi-cloud environment as a given, there is a need to create cloud native applications. The new platforms and tools, coupled with AI, ML and automation, organizations can foster true innovation.
To know more about the Wipro Azure solution, please get in touch with us at Azure-Marketing@wipro.com