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Boosting Operational Efficiency with AWS DevOps: The Advantages and Tools You Need to Know

By: Devendra Dhoot

Publish Date: April 10, 2023

Businesses face continuous and multiple roadblocks as they vie to synchronize their operations and IT processes. The success rate and KPIs often need to be aligned with operational timelines, or real-world inputs lack to expedite and reinforce the development ecosystem. The task becomes more complex as cybersecurity threats become more diverse, complex, and sophisticated by the day. The DevOps methodology for software development materialized to help organizations address such problems.

With the cloud driven IT operations worldwide, businesses are implementing their DevOps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the globally trusted cloud computing platform providing a mix of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS offerings.

AWS defines its DevOps as a combination of cultural philosophies, tools, and practices that increases users’ ability to deliver applications and services at high speed. Enterprises that leverage DevOps improve the quality of their software products and services faster than those using traditional development and infrastructure management processes. This is possible because DevOps helps build a foundation for intelligent productivity.

AWS DevOps combines advanced native tools and automation to accelerate every stage of the software development lifecycle. From code building and testing to running, deployment, and market release, it offers tailored solutions to streamline key product functionalities and realize excellent outcomes.

Why choose AWS for DevOps?

AWS provides cutting-edge cloud computing services irrespective of a company’s vertical or use case. The proven platform delivers high-ROI outcomes, enabling organizations to shift their DevOps environments to the cloud at nil friction. AWS’ top advantages include:

  • Agile product development environment
  • Automation of manual and routine development tasks
  • Improved communication between teams
  • Increased availability and durability of repository data
  • Automated compliance policies, fine-grained controls, and configuration management techniques
  • Ability to manage infrastructure and development processes at scale

An experienced AWS partner can provide clients with bespoke tools for seamless DevOps deployment. These include:

AWS Cloud9: It allows users to write, run, execute, and debug code from any machine via a browser. Within its integrated development environment (IDE), it has software and tools required for dynamic programming languages. The development and operations team can install programs or configure a development machine without extra time.

AWS CodeCommit is used to import and host private Git code repositories securely. AWS CodeCommit is designed for highly collaborative software development via DevOps.

AWS CodeBuild: Used to build and test code with continuous scaling, CodeBuild is a user-friendly integrations service that continually scales and processes multiple builds. It streamlines the product development process while eliminating inconsistencies and addressing the problems of high-cost setup and maintenance.

AWS CodeDeploy – The tool automates application deployments to different computer services such as AWS Fargate, EC2, and Lambda. Its benefits are tuned to the DevOps principle of continuous deployment. CodeDeploay also enables centralized control for efficient collaboration between the development and operations teams.

AWS CodePipeline: It automates continuous code delivery for quick and accurate updates in a DevOps process. CodePipeline enables DevOps to add new features to an application and expedite the release process. It also helps to detect bugs in real-time.

AWS CodeStarL Providing a user interface to develop, build, and implement apps on AWS, CodeStart enables DevOps teams to create a continuous delivery toolchain within minutes.

AWS Command Line Interface: This toolset makes it easy to manage AWS-based cloud infrastructure with reliable application updates. It is used to administer services such as ELB, EC2, IAM, and ECS.

AWS Tools and SDKs: Programmers can access several SDKs and tools for web, mobile, and IoT devices. These include Python, JavaScript, PHP, .NET, Ruby, Java, Node.Js, and C++.

AWS X-Ray: Using X-Ray, teams can analyze and debug applications in development and production applications. It is a valuable add-on for DevOps with AWS as it helps to troubleshoot critical pain points.

AWS Cloud Development Kit: An open-source software development framework, the kit helps to define cloud infrastructure as a code. It supports enterprises looking to leverage their developers’ expertise in the programming languages they are familiar with. With AWS CDK, it is simpler to reuse code for building libraries and modules.

How YASH leveraged DevOps on AWS to improve operational efficiency by 30%

A food service company trying to standardize its data strategy and consolidate its existing global data platforms needed an experienced data technology partner to help it in the process. It was looking for a scalable and reliable solution based on DataOps practices.

YASH experts recommended an automated DevOps framework to transfer the live operations data from different sources, including SAP, to the AWS Cloud, process it, and deliver accurate insights to stakeholders.

As a part of our solution, we helped the organization build Python code for transforming data using the Lambda function and CodeBuild, and deployed code through CodePipeline in various environments. We enabled always-on monitoring for the AWS-hosted infrastructure resources and data pipelines for proactive alerts on downtimes or errors. And we deployed the DevOps maturity framework to consistently assess the integrity of data platform automation across different sites.

With the implementation of DevOps on AWS, the organization achieved 15% optimization of time-to-value on live operations data. Read the complete case study.

Adopting a DevOps model

In simple terms, AWS DevOps is about eliminating the barriers between the development and operations teams that have traditionally remained siloed. It enables them to take stronger ownership of their tasks while working together, communicating frequently, and enhancing the quality of software and application solutions they provide to customers.

At YASH Technologies, we provide our customers with managed DevOps solutions on the AWS cloud, including migration, modernization, and administration of the complete ecosystem. When businesses partner with us to deploy and integrate a stack of DevOps solutions, they get more time to innovate their offerings underpinned by a reliable cloud infrastructure.

To learn more about how we can support your AWS journey, write to us at aws_info@yash.com

Devendra Dhoot
Devendra Dhoot

Sr. DevOps Lead at YASH Technologies