What is ‘Green DevOps’ and Why it is so Important

Green DevOps

Green DevOps

The aim of DevOps is to mitigate the ‘fight’ between Dev and Ops and encourage a strong bond between the two so that the software development process can be as smooth as silk.

We have often seen this thing happening in organizations that don’t practice DevOps (or don’t practice it correctly).

Green DevOps

When the blame game starts, the other processes of software development are the ones that suffer and everything is delayed.

But now things have changed; now you know everything you need to know about the mistake that was made and can remove the problem like a Band-Aid: fast and painlessly — that’s the beauty of adapting to CI/CD and automation. Dealing with problems manually takes time and are the process is prone to mistakes whereas a proper CI/CD platform will be flawless. Therefore, choosing a proper CI/CD platform is of utmost importance.

What is green DevOps?

Green DevOps is the term we use for doing DevOps the right way. It’s not only about practicing DevOps but about how well it goes.

Some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do your developers know about different DevOps tools?

If the answer is Yes, you are on the right (or green) track

  • Have the developers gone through proper DevOps training?

If the answer is Yes, you are on the right (or green) track

  • Do your developers often commit code to the master/main branch?

If the answer is Yes, you are on the right (or green) track

  • Does your organization believe in automation?

If the answer is Yes, you are on the right (or green) track

6 C’s of green DevOps

DevOps is not just any set of tools, it’s a culture that helps to deliver things faster. However, to practice DevOps, youneed to have a set of

need to have a set of DevOps tools, the willingness to change and the right attitude.

You need to know these 6 C’s of DevOps cycle to better understand the process:

1. Continuous business planning

In short, you need to identify the skills, outcomes, and resources needed.

2. Collaborative development

This starts with development sketch plan and programming.

3. Continuous testing

Unit and integration testing help increase the efficiency and speed of the development.

4. Continuous release and deployment

A nonstop CD pipeline will help you implement code reviews and developer check-ins easily.

5. Continuous monitoring

This is needed to monitor changes and address errors and mistakes spontaneously whenever they happen.

6. Customer feedback and optimization

This allows for an immediate response from your customers, thus allowing you to modify things accordingly.

So let’s discuss: how green is your DevOps?

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