DevOps solutions on Azure
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DevOps tools for every phase of the application lifecycle
Use end-to-end solutions on Azure to implement DevOps practices throughout application planning, development, delivery and operations. Apply the right combination of DevOps technologies, culture and processes to enable continuous software delivery and provide better value for customers.
Empower teams to manage their work with agility and full visibility across products and projects. Define, track and lay out work with Kanban boards, backlogs, custom dashboards and reporting capabilities using Azure Boards. Keep development efforts transparent and on schedule with GitHub. Explore analytics with visuals and turn data into insights with Power BI.
Code faster and smarter with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. Share code and collaborate with like-minded developers with GitHub. Automate testing and practise continuous integration in the cloud with Azure Pipelines. Create automatic workflows, from idea to production, with GitHub Actions. And even bring your Jenkins workloads to the Azure Provision environments for developers in minutes, using Azure DevTest Labs.
Deploy your application to any Azure service, such as Kubernetes on Azure, automatically and with full control to continuously deliver value to customers. Define and spin up multiple cloud environments with Azure Resource Manager or HashiCorp Terraform, then create continuous delivery pipelines into these environments using Azure Pipelines or tools such as Jenkins and Spinnaker.
Implement full stack-monitoring, get actionable alerts and gain insights from logs and telemetry, all with Azure Monitor. Manage your cloud environment with Azure Automation and tools such as Ansible and Chef.
Keep provisioned infrastructure and applications in compliance by using Azure Blueprints or Chef Automate. Used in conjunction with Azure Security Center, these technologies will help you limit threat exposure and find and remedy vulnerabilities quickly.
Build your DevOps practices with these tools and services
Increase collaboration, automate your code-to-cloud workflows and help secure your code with advanced capabilities.
Implement CI/CD to continuously build, test and deploy to any platform and any cloud.
Plan, track and discuss work across your teams using Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards and custom reporting.
DevOps solution architectures
See how to bring multiple tools and technologies together with Azure in these common DevOps scenarios.
Azure is a world-class cloud for hosting virtual machines running Windows or Linux. Whether you use ASP.NET, Java, Node.js or PHP to develop applications, you’ll need a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline to push changes to these virtual machines automatically.
Azure App Service is a fast and simple way to create web apps using Java, Node.js, PHP or ASP.NET, as well as support for custom language runtimes using Docker. Quickly deliver value to your customers by using Azure App Service with a CI/CD pipeline to push each of your changes automatically to Azure App Service.
Balance speed and security and quickly deliver code at scale by using secure DevOps with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Put guardrails around the development processes using CI/CD with dynamic policy controls and accelerate feedback loops with constant monitoring. Use Azure Pipelines to deliver quickly while ensuring enforcement of critical policies with Azure Policy. Azure provides real-time observability for your build and release pipelines, and the ability to apply compliance audit and reconfigurations easily.
See how teams across Microsoft-adopted DevOps
A successful DevOps transformation requires cultural change, which can be challenging for a large company that’s been building technology for decades. But it’s necessary in order to deliver better products to customers and better results to the business. Hear stories from our ongoing journey.
Learn how to scale DevOps practices throughout your organisation
Read Enterprise DevOps report 2020-2021 to learn how top-performing organisations have implemented DevOps across their businesses.
Customers implementing DevOps on Azure
John Lawler, Global Technology Officer, Client Technology, EY
"As EY continues to increase the technology focus in its services and solutions, we're using Azure DevOps and Azure Kubernetes Service to build more agile practices and shift into a more rolling product-delivery approach."
Omri Cohen, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Research and Development, Axonize
"With Azure, Azure DevOps, and DevOps practices, we've accelerated time-to-market by up to 90 percent."
By adopting DevOps practices and the Microsoft DevOps platform with Azure and GitHub, Shell is able to scale through rapid growth in their data science network while changing their development cycle from months to weeks.
Uzi Yassef, Senior DevOps engineer, WhiteSource
"We write our AKS manifests and implement CI/CD so we can build it once and deploy it on multiple clouds. That is the coolest thing!"
Hank Janssen, Director of Engineering, Axon
"We used Terraform to make building our Azure infrastructure less complex and time-consuming. And we don't have to build each new environment from scratch. What used to take several weeks, we can do with Terraform in a few hours."
Victoria Toure, Manager of Software Engineering, GEICO
"With the Azure cloud platform, six-week releases are a thing of the past. In most cases, we can deploy changes without taking the systems down. This means better availability, expedited time to market, and improved customer satisfaction."
Explore our partners’ solutions
Learn about DevOps technologies and services that can help you transform your practices.
HashiCorp Terraform can help you easily manage infrastructure as code. Define infrastructure as code with declarative configuration files that can be used to create, manage and update infrastructure resources.
Automate cloud provisioning, configuration management and application deployments. Microsoft Azure is an Ansible-certified partner, adding peace of mind when using Azure modules for Ansible.
Discover a powerful automation platform that transforms virtual machine infrastructure on Azure into code. Chef automates how infrastructure is configured, deployed and managed across your network, regardless of size.
WhiteSource Bolt for Azure DevOps is a free extension that scans all of your projects and detects open-source components, their licences and known vulnerabilities.
JFrog Artifactory is a solution for developers and DevOps engineers that provides complete control, insight and binary management throughout the software development lifecycle.
Solutions for DevOps practices
Azure DevOps has robust integrations with Azure, and a comprehensive suite of technologies that help you deliver software securely and quickly. Combine Azure DevOps with open-source DevOps tools to match your unique workflow, then seamlessly integrate them on Azure. Whether your app uses virtual machines, web apps or Kubernetes, implement DevOps practices such as CI/CD, infrastructure as code and continuous monitoring with Azure and the DevOps toolchain of your choice.
From code to cloud, automate each part of the DevOps process with continuous integration and continuous delivery and your choice of tooling:
- Define a CI/CD pipeline and manage releases with multiple environments using Azure Pipelines.
- Target any service on Azure including Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Virtual Machines or Azure Functions.
- Automate workflows with GitHub Actions.
- Host Jenkins workloads, extend existing configuration or simplify CI/CD with Jenkins plug-ins for Azure.
- Create fast and repeatable deployments into Azure with Spinnaker.
- Learn about continuous delivery vs. continuous deployment – and how they can meet the needs of your organisation.
Adopt Agile software development methods with planning, tracking and reporting for shorter release cycles and full visibility into your software development process. Manage projects with GitHub. And, use Azure Boards to:
- Define, assign and track work items.
- Manage backlogs.
- Create custom dashboards to track progress.
- Get advanced analytics and reporting.
Define cloud resources in a descriptive way so that environments are versioned and committed together with application code into repositories. Treating infrastructure as code lets you deploy cloud resources in repeatable and reliable fashion, ensuring that cloud environments are fully governed.
Monitor infrastructure health and integrate into existing dashboards in Grafana, Kibana or the Azure portal with Azure Monitor.
- Practise full stack continuous monitoring.
- Configure actionable alerts across Azure services.
- Collect, query and analyse logs to gain insights and mitigate issues.
- Use built-in container monitoring for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).