The environments and software stacks delivering continuous integration allow organisations to deliver, test and deploy at pace with high quality, automated, processes. 

Service Summary

Development and delivery of a DevOps framework, subject to agreed scope:

  • People – design of people processes, organisational change, upskilling plans.
  • Technology – implementation of technology solutions providing continuous integration, continuous delivery, infrastructure as code.

What is DevOps?

DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices and tools that increase an organisations ability to evolve and improve products at a faster pace than an organisation that uses a traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. The speed at which products and services are delivered under a DevOps model enables organisations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market.

Under a DevOps model, development and operations teams are no longer separated but are often merged into one team where engineers work across the entire application lifecycle.



By opting for a DevOps approach in the cloud, customers can realise the following benefits:

  • Speed – the speed at which the DevOps approach operates allows you to innovate and deliver to customers faster, better adapt to changing markets, and drive business more efficiently.
  • Rapid Delivery – increase the frequency of releases so you can improve your product faster. Faster delivery of new features and bug fixes builds a competitive advantage with your customers.
  • Reliability – ensure the quality of application updates and infrastructure changes so you can reliably deliver at a more rapid pace whilst maintaining a positive experience for your end users.
  • Scale – operate and manage your infrastructure and development processes at scale. Automation and consistency help manage complex or changing systems efficiently and with reduced risk.
  • Improved collaboration – build more effective teams with the DevOps cultural model which emphasises ownership and accountability. DevOps teams collaborate closely, share responsibilities and combine their workflows, reducing inefficiencies and saving time.
  • Security – move quickly while maintaining control and preserving compliance.

DevOps Practices

There are a few key DevOps practices that help organisations innovate faster through automating and streamlining the software development and infrastructure management processes. Most of these practices are accomplished with proper tooling.

These practices are:

  • Continuous Integration - this is a software development practice where developers regularly merge their code changes into a central repository, after which automated builds and tests are run. The key goals of continuous integration are to quickly find and address bugs, improve software quality, and reduce the time it takes to validate and release new software updates.
  • Continuous Delivery - this is a software development practice where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. It expands upon continuous integration by deploying all code changes to a testing environment and/or a production environment after the build stage.
  • Infrastructure as Code - Infrastructure as code is a practice in which infrastructure is provisioned and managed using code and software development techniques, such as version control and continuous integration. The cloud’s API-driven model enables developers and system administrators to interact with infrastructure programmatically, and at scale, instead of needing to manually set up and configure resources.
  • Configuration Management - Developers and system administrators use code to automate operating system and host configuration, operational tasks, and more. The use of code makes configuration changes repeatable and standardised. It allows developers and systems administrators to spend less time manually configuring operating systems, system applications, or server software.
  • Policy as Code - With infrastructure and its configuration codified with the cloud, organisations can monitor and enforce compliance dynamically and at scale. Infrastructure that is described by code can be tracked, validated, and reconfigured in an automated way. This makes it easier for organisations to govern changes of resources and ensure that security measures are properly enforced in a distributed manner.
  • Monitoring and Logging - Organisations monitor metrics and logs to see how application and infrastructure performance impacts the experience of their end users. By capturing, categorising, and analysing data and logs generated by applications and infrastructure, organisations understand how changes or updates impact users, giving an insight into the root causes of problems or unexpected changes.
  • Communication and Collaboration - Increased communication and collaboration in an organisation is one of the key cultural aspects of DevOps. The use of DevOps tooling and automation of the software delivery process establishes collaboration by physically bringing together the workflows and responsibilities of development and operations.


Mobilise uses a wide variety of DevOps tools to streamline your businesses development, build and deployment pipeline. These tools provide orchestration, automaton and repeatability to simplify managing your code and application deployments.


An open source tool for creating machine and container images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. By using this tool Mobilise can codify machine images for easy deployment in any of the public cloud platforms.


Enables the safe and predictably creation, change and improvement of cloud infrastructures. It is an open source tool that codifies cloud infrastructure into declarative configuration files that can be used to automatically deploy appliances to the cloud.


The open-source standard for continuous integration and continuous delivery that allowing you to increase your productivity. Jenkins is used to build and test your software project continuously making it easier for developers to integrate changes to a project. Acting as a workflow engine it allows you to organise your work into pipelines which automatically build, test and deploy code.


An open source automation platform. It is very easy to setup and use but extremely powerful, helping users with configuration management, application deployment and task automation. Mobilise use it primarily for automating the installation of software onto machine images, produced by packer.

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