DevOps Automation: CI/CD Pipeline with StackPath Virtual Machines and Containers
As every developer these days knows, automation is a necessary component of today’s software development lifecycle. To continually release quality code, developers need to focus as much time as possible on coding. Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes help developers merge and test code more frequently, even daily. Better software delivered more quickly shortens the feedback loop between end-users and developers, enabling developers to deliver code changes more frequently to customers.
By investing in a CI/CD pipeline, your organization will benefit from increased agility in response to customer needs, increased developer autonomy, rolling updates to production, and confidence in error-free deployments.
First, what is CI/CD?
Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) is the process of automating your code builds from development to production environments, helping you get to market faster than your competition without sacrificing quality.
Why should I build for CI/CD?
Automating the testing and deployment of infrastructure with code allows you to spend time on your application’s actual development and less on the routine provisioning and updates. Automation also ensures accuracy and fewer human errors.
CI/CD software pipelines are incredibly helpful when deploying in high-risk environments. There is a lack of physical access at the edge that can sometimes make it difficult to mitigate problems. Using continuous integration and continuous delivery lessens the risk by supporting small, incremental changes to an application. Problems can then be rapidly detected and mitigated before damaging production environments.
CI/CD with StackPath Edge Computing
You can set up a CI/CD pipeline with StackPath Virtual Machines and Containers for use cases like automating deployments, updates, and systems management by implementing CI/CD methods.
Here are some examples of efficiently managing services using CI/CD methods:
- Automate SSH into a workload instance to install multiple packages
- Create workload instances without logging in to the portal
- Run automated tasks on more than one workload instance simultaneously
- Part One: Using Ansible for Edge Compute Resource Automation
- Part Two: Using Terraform for Provisioning Edge Compute Resources
- Part Three: Using Ansible and Terraform Together
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If you’ve never used StackPath Virtual Machines or Containers before and want to learn more, contact us with any questions, and we will be happy to help!
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