Provision and modify infrastructure programmatically to create simplified complex and fully dynamic environments.
If your infrastructure is slow to be delivered, inconsistent in quality, and difficult to reproduce, the applications and services you deliver on top of it, always suffer as a result.
With DevOps approach, you can deploy changes over 10 times a day to production.
We believe that infrastructure automation is one of fundamental practice areas of DevOps engineering. And one of the most revolutionary. We optimize client’s infrastructure and software delivery pipeline.
Infrastructure as a code.
It’s where we treat Infrastructure the same as a code for applications.
- You write it in an ID
- Save it in the source control
- Run test on it
- Build it
- Package it
- Deploy it
Manually change and built and changed systems require a huge amount of work and cause a lot of trouble. The resulting systems are special snowflakes that aren’t truly identical. Differences between test and production environments plague application quality. Unexpected and unreviewed changes have been proven to be the leading cause of downtime.
Here are some tools we use for infrastructure automation:
Jenkins is the leading DevOps tool for monitoring performance of repetitive tasks. This is a Java-based program for continuous integration, often used for software development and testing.
Docker is a tool that enables to execute many applications on one server without having an impact on each other. It is possible due to isolated containers. Each container is some kind of a separate hardware setup to perform an application as it is done on a server.
Ansible is one of the simplest DevOps tools for infrastructure automation. It is an agentless configuration management tool that is similar to Chef and Puppet. Ansible was created to simplify complex management tasks. It is used to push changes and re-configure newly deployed machines. Moreover, its ecosystem is great for writing custom apps. Ansible modules (playbooks) are written in YAML format. The platform is written in Python and allows users to script commands in YAML as an imperative programming paradigm.
A great tool, Vagrant helps build, configure and manage lightweight virtual machine environments. A created VM can be easily reproduced and shared with other developers, so every team member has identical development environments. Vagrant focuses on automation, lowers setup time and increases equality among developers.
Apache Active MQ is a mighty open-source web server developed by the Apache Software Foundation. It is fast, supports several cross-language clients and protocols, and includes easy-to-use enterprise integration patterns.
Chef is an infrastructure automation software with the support of which you can achieve speed, scale and consistency of your system. This tool uses a client-server architecture and is based on a Ruby DSL (domain specific language). Chef presents the infrastructure as a code, so users can quickly adapt to changing enterprise needs. Chef is one of the best services among cloud automation tools.
Puppet offers end-to-end visibility and control over your application delivery. As other infrastructure orchestration tools, it was created to automate tasks for sysadmins. Now they don’t have to spend ages configuring, provisioning and maintaining server operations. Puppet is built with Ruby and uses an agent/master architecture.
Among DevOps automation tools, SaltStack is in a good position. It is a Python-based configuration management tool for intelligent orchestration of the software-defined data center. SaltStack was designed to enable low-latency and high-speed communication for data collection and remote execution.