DevOps automation is the addition of technology that performs tasks with reduced human assistance to processes that facilitate feedback loops between operations and development teams so that iterative updates can be deployed faster to applications in production.
DevOps environments encompass a variety of technologies. Provisioning and deploying changes to these complex environments can be time-consuming and requires expert knowledge for each component. Applying Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approaches with automation allows IT teams to provide self-service capabilities and deliver preapproved resources and configurations with limited manual intervention.
Software developers require IT resources to create, continually test, and deploy new applications and services. Manual IT operations can delay resources and complicate the service delivery pipeline. It can impede proof-of-concept performance, ultimately resulting in slower development. By combining application programming interface (API)-centric design with automation, IT teams can deliver resources faster while supporting rapid proofs of concept, development, testing (using test automation open source projects like Jenkins), and deployment.
Elo Serviços S.A.
Elo Serviços S.A. automated its IT environment to deploy, manage, and update its customer service and applications faster and stay ahead of traditional and FinTech competition—leading to a more than 97% faster time to market for services.
DevOps automation is at the core of our software development model—the same model that directly contributes to the Linux®, Kubernetes, and automation projects we harden and release as enterprise open source software products. With Red Hat®, you get direct access to our source code, making our products highly compatible with the most popular cloud infrastructure vendors and cloud providers, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud.
Red Hat OpenShift® is an enterprise Kubernetes container platform that allows you to build, modernize, and deploy applications at scale. It has built-in CI/CD capabilities for DevOps automation via Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines (powered by Tekton) and OpenShift GitOps (powered by Argo CD). These automation tools work together to create scalable, reliable pipelines for delivering your applications. These tools are available whether you’re working with a self-managed Kubernetes platform or a cloud version of OpenShift like Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA). To learn more about how to use DevOps automation with ROSA, check out the following learning path from Red Hat Developers.