Transform and Implement DevOps on AWS: Identifying AWS-native Tools and Best Practices

Transform and Implement DevOps on AWS: Identifying AWS-native Tools and Best Practices

Enterprises have always suffered from multiple roadblocks in an effort to sync their development and operations processes. Often development KPIs and achievements were not in coordination with operational timelines or the latter lagged in communicating the necessary real-world inputs that would help accelerate and enhance the development ecosystem. In an effort to do away with this conundrum once for all, DevOps came into play. The development and operations teams were bound by an efficient framework delivering unprecedented agility to the entire process and improving go to market timelines.

83 percent of IT decision makers report their organizations are implementing DevOps practices

Organizations that successfully implement DevOps create the foundations for intelligent productivity. It is a proven method to improve the quality of the products and services. With cloud now at the helm of IT operations, the advantages have far exceeded expectations. Businesses are increasingly designing their DevOps processes on the Cloud, integrating cutting-edge native tools and automation solutions to speed up each stage of the Software Development Lifecycle and beyond. From code building, testing, running, deployment, and market release, global cloud platforms such as AWS extend advanced solutions and services to modernize key functionalities and achieve fail-proof, advanced outcomes. Taking a step further are MSPs like Cloud4C who help enterprises with fully managed DevOps on cloud, accounting for the migration, modernization, and management of the entire DevOps ecosystem while businesses are freed up on delivering what they do best, sculpting innovations powered by an intelligent development ecosystem underneath.

Fail-proof, Transformative Outcomes powered by Cloud DevOps: Why Consider AWS?

As one of the top 2 cloud service providers, AWS ensures affordable, reliable and scalable cloud computing services regardless of enterprise vertical, ecosystem, and use case. It’s high ROI outcomes and experiences have allowed enterprises, large and small to fruitfully migrate their DevOps environments to the AWS cloud at zero loss and nil friction to business as usual. Firms can either bill their adopted cloud solutions monthly or as usage. If quantified, the following could be some of the primary benefits:

  • Automating manual and routine development tasks
  • Facilitating a scalable and agile environment
  • Creating better communication between teams
  • Increasing the availability and durability of repository data

Identifying the DevOps best practices on AWS Cloud:

The primary step to successful DevOps implementation on the cloud is deep assessment of current workloads, resources, and business objectives. Once the loopholes are identified and strategy chalked out, a custom DevOps environment could be articulated on the AWS cloud that best matches the firm’s requirements. On a broader perspective, following are some key DevOps practices on the AWS cloud:

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
    DevOps culture highly values CI/CD as the backbone of the entire system. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery aims to reduce the chances of errors and clashes during the integration of the complete project. Significant benefits include early bug detection, automation, transparency, risk reduction, and expense reduction.
  • Infrastructure Automation
    It must be obvious by now that automation is the most significant innovation that DevOps brings to the software development process. Automation improves the quality of the code. It leads to improvement in the quality of the final product without any unwanted stress on the development operations teams. Infrastructure automation allows organizations to automate several tasks with higher efficiency and accuracy.

  • Infrastructure-as-Code
    Infrastructure-as-Code helps you manage your AWS cloud resources. A template file is written using this feature. It is in a format that both machines and users can easily understand. IaC also boosts productivity through automation.

  • Monitoring and Logging
    System activities need to be monitored unconditionally. Every single activity should be recorded in real-time to fix the errors instantly. These practices rely on various DevOps tools and services to collect data and information. With this information, organizations can improve their next phase of the software development process.

A Snapshot: AWS-native DevOps tools and services

As a recognized consulting partner of AWS, Cloud4C ensures our clients find the best tools for seamless DevOps implementation. Cloud4C’s experts ensure deployment and integration of the ideal stack of cloud-native DevOps solutions for your enterprise:

  • AWS Cloud9
    AWS Cloud9 lets you write, run, execute, and debug code from any machine using a browser. It is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE). It provides the software and tools needed for dynamic programming languages. AWS Cloud9 will free the development and operations team from spending extra time to install programs or configure the development machine.
  • AWS CodeBuild
    CodeBuild is used to build and test code with continuous scaling. It is an integration service that scales continuously and processes multiple builds. The tool also addresses the challenges like high-cost setup and maintenance and backlogs by streamlining the development process and avoiding any inconsistencies that arise in the process. AWS CodeBuild is scalable, agile, and user-friendly.
  • AWS CodeCommit
    The AWS CodeCommit allows you to securely import and host scalable private Git code repositories. It is designed for collaborative software development hence increasing the quality of collaboration for AWS with DevOps.
  • AWS CodeDeploy
    This tool automates the deployment of the application to various computer services like Amazon EC2, AWS Fargate, AWS Lambda. CodeDeploy’s benefits align with the DevOps principle of continuous deployment. Apart from automated deployment, it also enables centralized control making the collaboration between the development and operations teams better.
  • AWS CodePipeline
    This tool automates continuously-delivered code for rapid and accurate updates under the DevOps process. With CodePipeline, DevOps can automate the release process and easily add new features for the users. It allows the application teams to spend more time on building features and less time worrying about infrastructure. It also provides the facility of continuous test code changes and detects errors in real-time.  
  • AWS CodeStar
    CodeStart provides an intuitive user interface to effortlessly develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS. DevOps teams can build an entire continuous delivery toolchain in a matter of a few minutes.
  • AWS Command Line Interface
    AWS Command Line Interface toolset automates AWS-based cloud infrastructure and provides fast and reliable application updates. It is used to manage various AWS services like ELB, EC2, IAM, ECS, etc.
  • AWS Tools and SDKs
    SDKs include in-built tools for programmers which include JavaScript, Python, PHP, .NET, Ruby, Java, Go, Node.Js, and C++. There are various SDKs and AWS tools for web, mobile, IoT devices, and more.
  • AWS X-Ray
    AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications. X-Ray is a crucial addition of DevOps on AWS because it helps understand your application and troubleshoot the significant pain points. With X-Ray, developers analyze both applications in development and production.
  • AWS Cloud Development Kit
    It is an open-source software development framework for defining cloud infrastructure as code. It proves helpful when an organization wants to leverage their developer’s expertise on the programming languages that they already know. With AWS CDK, you can reuse code to create libraries and modules.

Dive into the AWS world for facilitating DevOps: AWS unites Serverless and Containers– What is in it for your business?

The Cloud4C Promise for your DevOps on AWS Cloud

DevOps and AWS can do more than revolutionize your business operations. Effective planning with DevOps on AWS will also lead your business to one of the top names among your competitors.As the world’s largest application-focused Cloud MSP, Cloud4C holds vast expertise in providing the best DevOps on cloud solutions to address development and operations workflows. This includes AIOps-powered Managed Operations, CI/CD pipeline management, containerization and microservices management, advanced tools integration, end-to-end DevOps security (DevSecOps), and more. With our team of experts, make the most of implementing DevOps on AWS and start engaging in high efficiency outcomes.

For more details on DevOps on AWS, contact our experts today.

author

Team Cloud4C

  • 355