A DevOps platform is a unified application where every part of the DevOps process — from idea creation to release — is tied together in a single tool. An open DevOps platform brings everyone involved in software creation – and every tool necessary – together at the same time, saving time and resources and ensuring faster software delivery. Using a DevOps platform teams can iterate together and innovate faster.
On the surface, DevOps brings devs and ops together; the reality, however, is quite a bit more complex as security, testers, product managers, UX designers, finance, the legal team, and even marketing all have a hand to play when it comes to creating and releasing software. A DevOps platform gives all of the players involved a single place to communicate, collaborate, gather data, and analyze results – there’s no more hunting around for information or being left out of the loop.
A DevOps platform also eliminates all the issues surrounding toolchain sprawl, maintenance, and integration. A platform provides a single source of truth which streamlines the technical development process dramatically.
Want to make sure your team is ready to get the most out of a DevOps platform? Here are seven things to consider before you begin:
Here’s a list of resources on DevOps platforms. This is a new and growing area, so please share your favorites with us via Twitter @gitlab.
How a DevOps platform makes everything simple →
Why it's important to integrate monitoring and deployment →
Why continuous testing matters →
How to simplify DevOps →
Goldman Sachs streamlines its DevOps efforts →
BI Worldwide discovers the benefits of a single tool →
The European Space Agency and DevOps →
Axway leverages the benefits of a DevOps platform →
GitLab’s 2020 Global DevSecOps Survey →
Gartner on application release orchestration →
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