Successful Strategies for Effective OCI DevOps Service Implementation

Introduction

OCI stands for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. All these terms describe a scenario where a component of a cloud service is performing poorly and impacting the other parts of the service. A DevOps service is a good way to prevent both outages and impacts.

DevOps is a buzzword that has been coined by software developers who work on the software development and continuous delivery process. It is the process of integrating the development and operations teams’ practices. 

The integration of the two teams processes is done through automation in an attempt to increase support for continuous delivery. DevOps services can offer many advantages, but they will only be as good as your services. 

Why the business needs DevOps Services Today?

The pandemic has marked its effect on technology and automation in such a way that the whole situation of the business has been changed and the only fashion that is the latest forever is Digitalization. From shopping for things to ordering food, everything is done within a flick of seconds.

It’s not limited to Information technology industries that deal with software now. Every business online or offline uses software whether to communicate with customers or carry out day-to-day administrative or management activities. Today businesses have transformed how they carry themselves with the help of software and automation. Some physical goods companies have changed their design style and building products too. 

The DevOps Services helps the business to monitor the whole deployment process and monitor the error, even helping to rectify them for the smooth functioning of the software. 

What are the best two Strategies for OCI DevOps Service?

Recently Oracle technology has declared the general availability of DevOps services for continuous integration of software through its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

The process of Deploying the application to the actual environment which is done by the DevOps team is Deployment strategies. A new software release strategy for deploying applications using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) DevOps pipelines is available are Blue-Green and Canary. 

The selection of one strategy means the business trade-off between the probability of the new features, the consequences on the users, financial, and infrastructural costs that are required to integrate the strategy. Some unique features of these strategies are:

  1. Proper Defining of the deployment pipeline for a seamless workflow.

  2. Confirms the release of a new application.

  3. Adding a Consent gate executes the legal policy in the workflow.

  4. Re-strategizes the whole issue if any error appears post-deployment.

  5. Without implementing directly to production, the canary strategy can easily be shifted to the new version.

Blue-Green Deployment Strategy.

The Blue-Green deployment strategy works in two similar environments which are active alternatively and are not affected by the deployment in any of them or the user’s traffic. One can be referred to as an active environment and one can be passive or stand by the environment. The current version of the application can be equipped in an active environment and the latest version can be deployed in a passive environment. 

When the new version is approved through the release pipeline for the elective confirmation test, it is stimulated to production by transferring the user’s traffic to a passive environment and repeating the same process with every release of the latest version.

What are the benefits of the Blue-Green Strategy?

  1. The Blue-Green strategy offers very less interruption at the time of deployment.

  2. It facilitates the instant abolishment of the new version and shifts to the current version when finds any error in the application.

  3. Even the Traffic is diverted to the current version so the workflow of business doesn’t get affected.

  4. The latest release environment is debugged by the passive environment.

Canary Deployment Strategy.

In these strategies, the new or latest application is deployed in a special environment called Canary environment where a small set of users are created without any actual traffic. Here when the new version is approved through the release pipeline for the elective confirmation test, traffic is routed to the canary environment.

What are the benefits of the Canary Deployment Strategy?

  1. This strategy helps the DevOps team to analyse the performance of the new version.

  2. Since it is deployed in a small trafficless canary environment, it can receive early feedback.

  3. Even both versions can be compared simultaneously without disturbing the actual user traffic.

  4. The strategy also provides the idea regarding the risk factors in deployments as it is tested in a small set of users and can also help to shift to the current application if there is an error in the latest version.

Conclusion

For accessing the DevOps, you can use the Rest APIs, Console and Browser-based interface, or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 

Similar to any other field, there is a never-changing industry trend, and now that DevOps has grown so big, it has become even more difficult to break into the field. The best advice we can give you is that you shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to those around you with questions, experiment, and keep at it.

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