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DevOps tools for every phase of the application lifecycle

Using end-to-end solutions on Azure, teams can implement DevOps practices during application planning, development, delivery, and operations. Apply the right combination of DevOps technologies, culture, and processes to enable continual software delivery and 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 with Azure DevTest Labs.

Deploy your application to any Azure service 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, 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 with Azure Security Center, these technologies help you limit threat exposure and quickly find and remediate vulnerabilities.

Build your DevOps practices with these tools and services

DevOps solution architectures

See how to bring multiple tools and technologies together with Azure in these common DevOps scenarios.

CI/CD for Azure Virtual Machines

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.

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Java CI/CD using Jenkins and Azure Web Apps

Azure App Service is a fast and simple way to create web apps using Java, Node, PHP or ASP.NET, as well as support for custom language runtimes using Docker. A continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline that pushes each of your changes automatically to Azure app services allows you to deliver value faster to your customers.

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DevOps for Azure Kubernetes Service

DevOps and Kubernetes are better together. Implementing secure DevOps together with Kubernetes on Azure, you can achieve the balance between speed and security and deliver code faster at scale. Put guardrails around the development processes using CI/CD with dynamic policy controls and accelerate feedback loop with constant monitoring. Use Azure Pipelines to deliver fast while ensuring enforcement of critical policies with Azure Policy. Azure provides you real-time observability for your build and release pipelines, and the ability to apply compliance audit and reconfigurations easily.

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See how teams across Microsoft adopted DevOps

A successful DevOps transformation requires cultural change. This can be challenging for a large company that’s been building technology for decades. But it’s necessary to deliver better products to customers and better results to the business. Hear stories from our ongoing journey.

Customers implementing DevOps on Azure

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."

John Lawler, Global Technology Officer, Client Technology, EY

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EY

Axonize

"With Azure, Azure DevOps, and DevOps practices, we've accelerated time-to-market by up to 90 percent."

Omri Cohen, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Research and Development, Axonize

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Axonize

Shell

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.

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Shell

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!"

Uzi Yassef, Senior DevOps engineer, WhiteSource

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WhiteSource

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."

Hank Janssen, Director of Engineering, Axon

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Axon

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."

Victoria Toure, Manager of Software Engineering, GEICO

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Geico

Explore our partners' solutions

HashiCorp Terraform

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.

HashiCorp Terraform

Red Hat Ansible

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.

Red Hat Ansible

Chef

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, no matter its size.

Chef

WhiteSource

WhiteSource Bolt for Azure DevOps is a free extension that scans all your projects and detects open-source components, their licenses, and known vulnerabilities.

WhiteSource

JFrog

JFrog Artifactory is a solution for developers and DevOps engineers that provides complete control, insight, and binary management throughout the software development lifecycle.

JFrog

Cloudbees

CloudBees Core brings enterprise robustness to Jenkins. This suite of enterprise-level plug-ins helps to secure, manage, and optimize Jenkins and to reduce downtime.

Cloudbees

Solutions for DevOps practices

DevOps solution that meets your needs with built-in Azure services such as Azure DevOps. Likewise, put together a combination of 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 continuous integration and continuous delivery (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.

Manage git repositories, share and collaborate with GitHub. Create a reliable code workflow for your team with:

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.

Manage resource configuration across your entire system to enforce desired states, roll out configuration updates, and automate resolution of unexpected changes and issues. Azure offers multiple DevOps tools for configuration management including Ansible, Chef, Puppet and Azure Automation.

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).

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