Primary Reasons to Consider Azure DevOps and its usage
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If you have ever been a part of the Microsoft Developers Team, you know that they are undeniably all about Azure and DevOps. Let us discuss some critical concepts on Azure DevOps that affects the most.
We can assert that Azure DevOps falls under the evolution of VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services), and all we require is to assemble our product from the initial development stage till the end. Azure DevOps is a unified platform that helps every individual software developer worldwide design the projects utilizing the Agile process, oversee code utilizing Git, test the application, and deploy the code using CI/CD framework.
We would be well known as Dev+Ops = DevOps, meant as a combination of Development and Operation Processes for Software Development.
Why should we consider Azure DevOps?
Emerging and leveraging variant features, Azure DevOps has considered a big priority. Azure is also ever-widening cloud computing services set that help the companies in meeting Business challenges. The Azure cloud offers the freedom to build, develop, manage, and deploy the applications globally using preferred tools and frameworks.
More scattered aspects of considering Azure DevOps include:
- Azure is Secure
The proactive approach of Azure concerning security, compliance, and privacy is unique. Microsoft, however, leading the industry in establishing and meeting clear security and privacy requirements consistently.
Competing as compliance of industry-leading and privacy certifications to built-in security controls and unique threat intelligence, the Azure cloud consists of everything that we necessitate to identify and protect against the evolving threats that occurred rapidly.
- Azure is Global
With its vast chain of datacentres across many regions other than any cloud provider, Azure provides global reach with a local presence that every Business firm needs, allowing the users to reduce the factors including cost, time, and complexities while operating the global infrastructure by meeting the local data residency needs.
- Azure is the Future
The advent of new cloud and smarter technologies are revealing new scenarios that are not possible until now. Smart sensors and IoT devices are allowing us to capture new and raw data from industrial equipment far-ranging from factories to farms and smart cities to our own living homes. Every newer smart device – whether it is a Car or just a ceiling fan, is increasingly connecting to the cloud by default.
Perhaps the hybrid cloud is unfolding its growth – integrating on-premise datacentres to the cloud and accessing the world’s most remote destinations.
Building a bridge on these two new and distinct realities – adding artificial intelligence as an ingredient to run across all systems, we have entered into the current era of Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge.
Where an Intelligent Edge is the expansion of the set of connected devices that assemble and analyze data closure to our eyes, the Azure cloud platform has built to provide an agile and secured experience across the intelligent cloud or intelligent edge enduring the principles such as Consistent Application Development, Unified Identity, Artificial Intelligence across every device, and many more.
Primary reasons to use Azure DevOps
There have been various primary reasons for Azure DevOps, depending on its usage, benefits, and more since it was announced (Sep 10, 2019) until now, and you may be wondering about literally – ‘Why?’
Let me clear this for you!
Originally, Azure DevOps is a Source Code Management Tool where the teams share their code and work collectively.
5 primary reasons to consider Azure DevOps for your organization can be given as:
As sharing is the Heart of Azure DevOps, and being able to host and manage your entire code snippet centrally is vital to every organization for optimal significant optimization. Although the code is a collection of PowerShell, VB Script that you use to manage servers, storing the same in Azure DevOps provides a central location for code management. Code versioning is also an essential dimension for code management, whether you desired to use Team Foundation Version Control or Git.
- Work Items
If you don’t have any code even, you can manage and coordinate your Work Items systems. Work “Items” are represented as a Server, System Bug, a Risk that is up to you, but it empowers when you create them as a process template. Using such a template, you can mold your work items as an Agile Framework or a CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) model for your Administration’s smooth working. So, your entire team can divide the complex systems under some manageable workloads.
- Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
For every organization, which is a Software-driven, Azure cloud provides a robust platform where one can deploy your solutions in a pipeline allowing for CI/CD. Either you are pushing a solution – hosted in Azure or AWS, the Azure CI/CD pipeline takes care of your solution from the development to deployment stage with its extensive marketplace for plugins and integrations.
- Open Platform
With the extensive integration provided by Azure DevOps, including industry and community tools, it is far from a closed-off single vendor solution – an early version of TFS. Since there is a marketplace for hundreds of available extensions, even Azure DevOps does not do something out of the box; the odds tool exists in the market, which does.
With this openness, Microsoft has stood as a leader in promoting cooperation compared to its competitors, evident in the marketplace where you can find the integration extensions from AWS & lack to ServiceNow.
- Become a Software Company
One of the ideas presented by Satya Nadella, CEO – Microsoft, “Every firm required to be a Software company,” and there has been a rise to a newer business operating model type, which can be given as COM (Cloud Operating Model). This model seeks to bring Business Leaders, Technology Managers, and Teams to specify how technology is implemented.
To sum it up, a successful company’s measure deals with how far it is harnessing the technology and how offensive and defensive the strategy is. Building a COM (Cloud Operating Model) and making it a backbone of IT infrastructure will route every business on the right path.
This could be achieved by including Azure DevOps services on your cloud projects built irrespective of the domain.
Our ScriptBees team develops the desired Azure DevOps applications that you are required within the respective timelines, followed by accurate deployments.
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