DevOps — Building Operational Excellence
Whereas formerly development and operations had been treated as separate disciplines, today they are combined and commonly referred to as DevOps. The goal of DevOps is to carry out frequent, continued and iterative improvements to products through measurable changes. With this approach, we drastically reduce the time it takes to roll out features, respond quickly to incidents and significantly improve the security standards of the products we develop.
At Parkside, our site reliability engineers implement our DevOps strategy, which consists first and foremost of automation. Saving time by automating menial and cumbersome tasks in operations processes is crucial. In addition, they measure the results of their implementations and make sure to share as much information as possible about incidents to build a vast knowledge base throughout the entire company.
Our DevOps strategy is made up of four important principles
Reducing organizational silos
To reduce organizational overhead, it is vital that development and operations form one unit.
Implementing gradual changes
Safety and efficiency benefit from small, incremental changes instead of reworking entire structures all at once.
Leveraging tools and automation
Repetitive tasks and manual human effort must be reduced to a minimum.
Improving DevOps processes relies on drawing conclusions from their effects and adapting them accordingly.
Our DevOps services
Cloud Native is an umbrella term for an ecosystem of primarily open-source software and services that provide a great variety of functionalities. Among them figure important elements such as developing and deploying applications in the cloud, monitoring, storage, networking and many more. The majority of these technologies are based on Kubernetes.02
As one of the most important fundamentals of a DevOps culture, Continuous Integration enables a fast-paced and safe development environment. Its goal is to introduce small changes to the code base with separate pipelines. These can then be individually tested and merged into master.03
Continuous Delivery / Deployment
Continuous Delivery is an extension of the Continuous Integration approach with the intention of simplifying deployments. Although they used to be labor-intensive events that would normally take place outside of business hours, now they are made much more frequent in a CD environment and executed in a parallel fashion. This increases speed, reduces costs and improves the quality of the product. In an additional step, deployments can also be automated to instantly put new features and changes live.