The 6 Benefits of DevOps

Our DevOps process consists of 8 continuous steps: Plan, Code, Build, Test, Release, Deploy, Operate and Monitor.

Today we’d like to provide you with some insight into our development process, how the adoption of DevOps from day-one has benefited our services and how that will affect your user experience.

With development processes “shifting left”, DevOps is becoming a crucial part of any software product or service. DevOps is a process of development combining cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services fast and securely. It evolves and improves products at a faster rate than traditional software development and infrastructure management processes, providing faster results and quality-of-life improvements for users.

Adopting the DevOps process from day one has ensured optimal results for all current and upcoming DPP services. For us, the implementation of DevOps is all about the customer.

Here are some of the most notable benefits that have emerged from our adoption of DevOps.

Customer feedback is extremely important to us. DevOps will provide a fast and secure method of communication between the DPP team and our users. This solution has a purpose to help them in daily trades on market place. Customers will have the ability to communicate with us on daily basis and will also be provided with assistance for daily trading and marketplace analysis. This infrastructure will provide our team with reliable 24/7 feedback that can help us implement updates, fix bugs, and improve the quality of life of our products.

We have defined all the necessary pipelines for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) to answer all of our customer’s needs and quickly react to bugs during and post-production.

Three application environments have been defined to achieve reliability on top of the CI/CD pipelines. Those environments are currently in the development and testing phase. In each environment, we are executing different tasks to ensure QoS. All environments and application logging is monitored 24/7.

All components of the DPP platform are highly available — scaled to handle the demands of large numbers of users. Availability comes directly as a benefit of horizontal scalability. To achieve this, we ensured that all of our components are automatically scaled horizontally to satisfy the demands of our customers.

Effective communication between teams is crucial. Our CI/CD process helps developers detect issues faster and promotes collaborative problem solving between all developers. “Knowledge increases by sharing but not by saving”.

Security is a critical in each part of the DPP platform. Every software component we build is tested with security tools. Security auditing tools are one of most important components in our software deployment process. We’re using a variety of security tools, one open source distribution tool that we’re using for security auditing and pen. testing is KALI linux.

The tools are divided into the five stages in the work cycle: Plan, Develop, Test, Release and Operate.

The tools pictured above are as follows:

GitLab, Google Docs, Slack

Docker, GitLab, Jenkins, Maven, npm, NuGet, Sonatype Nexus, Webpack

Apache JMeter, Chai, Mocha, Selenium

Jenkins, Red Hat Ansible, Red Hat OpenShift

Grafana, Kibana, Munin, Prometheus

DevOps has taken software developing by storm recently — and for good reason. We believe it’s important to be at the forefront of new technologies and processes that can help improve the development of our services and ultimately improve our customer’s user experience.

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