Devops support

Syntapse Devops Support

We carefully introduce the resources to incrementally automate software development cycles starting with the most repetitive and arduous tasks

Tools like Docker, Vagrant, Ansible and Jenkins provide a permanent record of your organisations systems and environment configurations to the finest detail at every stage of the software development cycle.

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Syntapse supports progressive devops.

Progressive devops

Syntapse can assess your development practices and recommend tools, workflows and strategies to enable a careful, progressive introduction of devops into software development practices and can recommend a number of well established open source solutions to organisations introducing development automation for the first time.

Moving executables to containers and automating builds based on source code commits decreases the likelihood of errors and increases the pace of development and improves the flow of communication between user, operations and development teams.

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What are the benefits of devops?

Benefits of Automated devops

There are many benefits to automating and documenting your system configuration to the level of detail demanded of devops best practices.

  • Improved operational support and faster fixes
  • Good processes across IT and teams, including automation
  • Increased team flexibility and agility
  • Happier, more engaged teams
  • Cross-skilling and self-improvement
  • Collaborative working
  • Easier team enrollment and introduction
  • Respect from senior management

Ansible

Ansible is a tool for provisioning and orchestration automation. It can be used to document and execute changes and updates from a single machine to simultaneous secure reliable updates on an entire network. It does so via execution of modules and scripts via playbooks which are essentially recipes for configuring your machine, replacing your command line input. Documentation is excellent and a wide variety of modules exist to cover most configuration scenarios.

Docker

Docker is an open-source project for automating the deployment of applications as portable, self-sufficient containers that can run virtually anywhere on any type of server. Docker serves as a lightweight alternative to full machine which needs its own operating system, but with Docker, applications operate inside a container that resides on a single host operating system that can serve many different containers.

Jenkins (Blue Ocean)

Jenkins and Blue Ocean offers a vastly simplified way to set up a continuous integration or continuous delivery environment for almost any combination of languages and source code repositories using pipelines, as well as automating other routine and monotonous development tasks. While Jenkins doesn’t eliminate the need to create scripts for individual steps, it does give you a faster and more robust way to integrate your entire chain of build, test, and deployment tools than you can easily build yourself.

Vagrant

Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments in a single workflow. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases production parity, and makes the "works on my machine" excuse a relic of the past. Vagrant provides easy to configure, reproducible, and portable work environments built on top of industry-standard technology and controlled by a single consistent workflow to help maximize the productivity and flexibility of you and your team. It is more heavyweight than docker but can be used to host docker containers for a fully portable solution.

Explore how Syntapse can assist your business and software development. Contact us for further assistance or general enquiries.

We can offer a range of services from half day consultancy, assessment reports, and troubleshooting to long term greenfield project involvement

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