2020 is seen as the era where digital transformation takes over technology, shifting the course of advancement in a new direction. On the course of transformation wave, rides DevOps & AWS. In this blog, let’s have a thorough understanding of these two leading digital transformation services.
We all have come across the term ‘DevOps’ in our life.
What exactly is DevOps?
It’s a methodology in which Developers & Operations team-up, with the goal of faster delivery. Many organisations are moving from traditional IT practices to adopting DevOps. Due to high performance, & faster time-to-market.
That being said, now is the time to know a bit of AWS!
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is an Amazon subsidiary, which offers cloud-computing services. It provides a set of flexible services to build and deliver products in an automated and faster way, thus inculcating DevOps practices. These services simplify the whole SDLC cycle, reducing the time-to-market for a feature.
So, what happens when the two leading technologies merge?
We get – AWS DevOps!
What does AWS DevOps bring to the table?
- Faster Deployment of Infrastructure and Applications
- Increased team productivity
- Faster functionality
- Accelerated Time-to-Market
- Higher Operations Efficiency & Better Quality
- More Focus on Your Core Business Goals
AWS DevOps Competencies :
AWS helps you build continuous integration continuous deployment CI-CD pipeline. It helps you automate manual task, helps the team manage complex environments. Some of the services of AWS which helps you in implementation of DevOps are:
AWS Code Pipeline –
- AWS CodePipeline is a continuous integration and delivery service for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates.
- CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
- Specifically, you can also:
- Automate your release processes
- Establish a consistent release process
- Speed up delivery while improving quality
- Use your favourite tools
- View progress at a glance
- View pipeline history details
How pipelines are executed?
You can trigger an execution when you change your source code or manually start the pipeline. You can also trigger an execution through an Amazon CloudWatch Events rule that you schedule.
AWS CodeBuild :
- AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy.
- With AWS CodeBuild, you don’t need to provision, manage, and scale your build
- It scales continuously and processes multiple builds concurrently.
- AWS CodeBuild supports a wide range of build scenarios thanks to various built-in Docker images.
- It also allows you to bring in your custom image to use different tools and environment configurations.
AWS CodeDeploy :
- AWS CodeDeploy automates code deployments to any instance, including Amazon EC2 instances and on-premises servers.
- AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during application deployment.
AWS CodeStar :
- AWS CodeStar enables you to quickly develop, build, and deploy applications on
- AWS CodeStar provides a unified user interface, enabling you to easily manage your software development activities in one place.
AWS CloudFormation :
- By using AWS cloud formation templates you can define your resources.
- These templates are written in JSON format.
- You can create custom AWS CloudFormation templates or use sample templates that are available publicly.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk and AWS OpsWorks :
- Both AWS Elastic Beanstalk6 and AWS OpsWorks7 support the continuous deployment of application code changes and infrastructure modifications.
- In AWS Elastic Beanstalk, code changes deployments are stored as “application versions,” and infrastructure changes are deployed “saved configurations.”
- AWS OpsWorks has its process for deploying applications and can define additional run-time launch commands and Chef recipes.
So what are the key pointers we taking home?
Monitoring Communication and Collaboration is fundamental in a DevOps Strategy. To facilitate this, feedbacks are essential. In AWS, feedbacks are provided by two core services:
- Amazon CloudWatch
- AWS CloudTrail
Together they provide robust monitoring, alerting, and an auditing infrastructure such that developers and operations teams can work together closely and transparently.
This blog also shows us how development teams can easily move data between production and staging for testing. Instead of taking application-specific manual steps, all operations in AWS DevOps’s CodePipeline architecture are automated and tracked as part of the CI/CD process.
Written by : Aaushi Mankar