Magento 1 and 2 are complex. They’re full of moving parts that must work in a certain way or be manipulated or expressed in a specific manner for anything to work. For small businesses in particular, this can be frustrating and manifest as a production bottleneck.
DevOps is a cultural shift and way of thinking. It goes beyond toolsets, making your development cycles more robust and modular enough to allow continuous development into production.
Magento’s Open Source foundation allows for Inscription’s DevOps approach to minimize time to value.
What is DevOps?
DevOps brings together software developers and operations staff in a more collaborative way, decreasing development cycles and increasing cost efficiency. It emphasizes continuous integration techniques and the role of teams that operate without strict departments between administrators and developers. In other words, it removes the traditional bottlenecks that occur during production deployment.
Why DevOps for Magento?
When Magento was developed, there was no immediate plan to determine how the platform would be deployed as part of a bona fide pipeline. Deploying code updates is simply not straightforward creating unclear errors. On a production system, these touchy errors are nerve-racking; on a development system it leaves you with concern about possible future errors. DevOps can streamline this deployment.
A DevOps approach dovetails well with Magento containerization for an improved and streamlined production. Containers are the “what” and devOps are the “how.” Whether you opt for full or partial containerization, it can make hosting and maintenance much simpler. Most cloud native platforms are now being packaged and deployed by way of container images.
Benefits of Employing DevOps
DevOps has the potential to create trust within the company, allowing for rapid deployment and strategic pivots. It gives software companies the competitive edge with benefits like:
- continuous software delivery
- less complexity to manage
- faster resolution of problems
- faster delivery of features
- more stable operating environments
- improved communication and collaboration
- more time to innovate
Plus, the added result of a happier, more engaged team means an increase in productivity.
Adding DevOps for Magento
DevOps is both a complex toolset and a set of processes. Inscription.io takes care of the toolset for you and helps make the process easier.
So, how can you incorporate a DevOps approach to your Magento eCommerce website? Inscription includes common testing libraries for Magento 1, Magento 2, and WordPress. Inscription's code pipeline is also ready out of the box to support test-driven development.
Your Magento application also needs a solid, scalable, reliable, and future-proof infrastructure that takes advantage of scripting, AWS cloud offerings, containerization and/or serverless architecture, and more. Inscription includes the infrastructure and all the supporting AMIs, containers, and supporting resources tailored to the needs of online retailers.
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