What if the various and ever-evolving application development requirements could be met with just one click? INFOLOB, a DevOps on Oracle Cloud certified enterprise, observes that OCI DevOps service works as an equivalent of a one-click solution for all the setbacks of app development, including type of business, choice of technology, security, mobility, big data handling, interoperability, UI, maintenance, time, and cost. It does so by empowering developers to automate every stage of the software development lifecycle, including building, testing, and deploying their applications and software on Oracle Cloud.
With its latest release, developers can utilize deployment pipelines to autonomously deploy their software on OCI platforms, such as Compute instances, Kubernetes clusters, functions, etc. It is also worth noting that deployment pipelines are complimentary for all OCI customers.
OCI DevOps Service Streamlines Deployments Per 2023’s Standards
Deploying software can be a complex and nerve-wracking process. We all have struggle stories of deployments gone wrong, resulting in production failures and all hands on deck scrambling to fix it. As engineers, our ultimate goal is to deliver new features to our customers seamlessly, with deployment becoming a routine and even ‘boring’ task. Continuous deployment allows us to achieve this by establishing a repeatable process to deploy new software while detecting any issues before they graduate to production.
Manually running deployment steps is a juggling act that can easily lead to errors and failed deployments. Automating the deployment process with CI/CD tools simplifies the workflow and provides a testable, repeatable process to release the latest changes safely to customers. In today’s competitive environment, the highest-performing engineering teams harness automated deployments to increase the momentum of their feature delivery, while ensuring a high degree of quality.
With Oracle’s DevOps service, developers get access to all the requisites to orchestrate the last mile of their development lifecycle, launching features more frequently with minimal manual intervention and fewer errors.
Accelerated Deployments Made Effortless
The DevOps service enables developers to implement continuous deployment, lately infused with continuous integration, to create a full-fledged CI/CD platform. Developers can either trigger their deployment pipeline automatically from their existing continuous integration platform or initiate it manually.
Starting with deployment pipelines, developers can fully automate their deployment process, including testing and delivery to various target environments, such as development, staging, and production beyond regions. Developers can even configure the pipeline to promote releases automatically up to production and include manual approval stages in their automated deployment process.
The deployment pipelines incorporate the best practices of Oracle’s internal OCI software development lifecycle, and if a delivery stage fails, developers can choose to automatically roll back to the previous successful version or manually intervene to rectify the problem. Deployment pipelines enable global rollout across OCI platforms, with targets located in any of the developer’s tenancy regions. Additionally, they can create deployment pipelines that encompass both container-native and VM workloads.
Never-Before Software Artifacts Management with Oracle DevOps
Alongside the DevOps service, Oracle has released a new repository type in OCI called the Artifact Registry. This service offers a centralized location for storing, sharing, and managing software packages that are utilized for application development and deployment. With this fully managed service, there is no need to establish and maintain the infrastructure required for repositories.
Artifact Registry repositories and container image registry repositories work in tandem with deployment pipelines to facilitate the delivery of artifacts for predictable software deployments. This integration guarantees that software can be deployed repeatedly with consistent results.
OCI DevOps Service as a Comprehensive CI/CD Platform
Continuous integration features of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – DevOps service enhances its existing continuous deployment (CD) capabilities, establishing a complete end-to-end CI/CD platform in OCI commercial regions.
With the DevOps service, developers can commit their source code to a code repository, frame and test software artifacts with a build runner, deliver artifacts to OCI repositories, and run a deployment to OCI platforms. Whether developing a new cloud-native application or migrating an existing application to OCI, the DevOps service streamlines the software delivery process.
Through the automation of each phase of the software delivery lifecycle, developers can release features more swiftly and with unprecedented accuracy, minimizing errors and reducing the time between idea conception and production release.
Refresh into Oracle Cloud’s CI/CD Platform
Developers now have access to a full CI/CD platform on OCI with the launch of the DevOps service’s code repositories and build pipelines features. For new projects, DevOps can be exploited as a complete CI/CD platform on OCI. Developers can promptly run concurrent builds with DevOps Build Pipelines and initiate a Deployment to OCI platforms like Compute hosts, Oracle Kubernetes Engine, and Oracle Functions.
If you are migrating an existing application to OCI, the DevOps service can integrate with your existing CI/CD workflows. You can move your deployment process to DevOps and trigger a deployment from an existing CI pipeline to orchestrate your release steps with DevOps deployment pipelines.
The OCI DevOps service is consolidated with the OCI platform and uses IAM policies for team access. Hence, with OCI DevOps, developers can ensure secure builds and deployments with the least privileged access to Oracle Cloud resources. The Artifact repositories store the artifacts generated by your build and used in your deployment, while the Logging service keeps logs from your build runs and deployments for audit and governance. Notifications services allow your team to receive notifications from your DevOps pipelines’ events.
Engage Programmer-Friendly DevOps
The DevOps service adopts a usage-based pricing model, charging solely for the compute and storage resources consumed by your code repositories and build pipelines. Additionally, the DevOps service eliminates the burden of managing build runner hosts by providing scalable, service-managed build runners that enrich concurrent builds. By leveraging the DevOps project, developers can oversee their entire software delivery lifecycle from one location, as it provides a centralized hub for all their source code repositories, build pipelines, deployment pipelines, and references to artifacts and environments.
High-Performance and Reliability-Enabled DevOps Service by Oracle
By utilizing build pipelines, developers can have the ability to include tests in your build process. Similarly, using deployment pipelines allows them to create a release with progressive delivery, which enables them to test recent changes in development and staging environments before deploying to production users. If any issues occur in production, developers can easily roll back a delivery stage with DevOps deployments.
INFOLOB’s Point-of-View on Oracle Cloud DevOps Service
Developing features is the top priority for teams and not the process of software deployment. A consistent deployment and integration process offered by Oracle DevOps service can truly empower teams to recurrently launch features to customers. Automating deployment steps can also reduce the time spent on deployment-related tasks. Employing a deployment pipeline that includes testing in various environments prior to production can help detect and address errors early and provide the means to streamline deployment procedures.
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