Self-service infrastructure is the holy grail of DevOps. When platform engineering teams can empower application teams to provision their own infrastructure without needing to understand the details of configuring networking, storage, and compute resources, IT organizations can drastically increase their ability to deliver on organizational goals. The first step in this process is to codify infrastructure best practices using platforms like Pulumi and the next step is to make these best practices available in a workflow that fits into the application team’s software development tools and process.
What comes to mind when you hear DevOps? Frequently, DevOps is described as a cultural practice that enables an organization to deliver high-quality applications quickly. The DevOps model emphasizes the “breaking down of silos” and combining development and operations into a single team. Developing, deploying, and maintaining an application is the responsibility of both developers and operators across the application lifecycle.
DevOps processes rely on tooling to automate delivering and maintaining applications. This article demonstrates how to implement Azure Pipelines to build and deploy applications.
The Azure cloud platform includes over 200 products and cloud services. Wherever you are in your Microsoft cloud engineering journey, you should be familiar with these top 5 cloud tasks that are essential building blocks commonly used to deploy applications and infrastructure to the Azure cloud.
In this series of articles, we’ll go in-depth on virtual machines, Azure Functions, static websites, building an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster and deploying applications on AKS, and DevOps with Azure App Service.