What is DevOps

DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) to increase an organisation’s ability to deliver applications and services faster than traditional software development processes. It outlines a software development process and an organisational culture shift that speeds the delivery of higher quality software by automating and integrating the efforts of these two groups that traditionally practiced separately from each other, or in silos.

At a technical level, DevOps requires a commitment to automation to continually accelerate cycles and improve software quality and performance. The key tools we focus on are Red Hat Ansible Tower, the automation framework for the industry-leading enterprise automation platform, and Red Hat OpenShift, a comprehensive, enterprise-ready container platform.

We will help our customers adopt best practices and a DevOps culture in their organisations and leverage our solutions to derive maximum value from their DevOps investments, whilst providing ongoing maintenance and governance throughout the process environment.

With Red Hat Ansible, we help automate IT Operations, which make your business more efficient by reducing or replacing human interaction with IT systems and instead using software to perform tasks in order to reduce cost, complexity, and human errors

In fact, the DORA 2019 State of DevOps report found that elite teams deploy 208 times more frequently and 106 times faster than low-performing teams. Continuous delivery allows teams to build, test, and deliver software with automated tools.

For example, one of our customers was facing issues in patching over thousand Linux servers in Dev/UAT/PROD cycle manually. With our Red Hat Ansible Tower automation solution, we automated the patching cycle starting from DEV to PROD thereby requiring less effort from the administration point of view while avoiding the human errors during the patch execution. We also automated configuration management which allowed change in one file, for example, to be deployed across all the thousand servers.

Benefits of DevOps

DevOps is about removing the barriers between these two traditionally siloed teams – development and operations – and reorganize them into cross-functional, autonomous teams that can work on projects from start to finish.

Implementing close collaboration between development and operations at every step in the DevOps lifecycle as well as the cultural shift required for the same helps optimise the rapid delivery of software to meet users’ ever-increasing demand for feature additions and performance upgrades as well as compete more effectively in the market.

What we do

At Simplex, we help businesses in end-to-end DevOps adoption right from the consulting, assessing practices, setting up the DevOps environment and using best-in-class tools (Red Hat Ansible and OpenShift) to automate entire delivery pipeline to avoid time-consuming, complex, and repetitive tasks that are also prone to human errors.