GitOps: the future of infrastructure automation

TechNews Writer
Mon Feb 28, 2022

In previous years without the automation of scripts, the engineers used to face a lot of issues in their project execution and it would take a lot of time to troubleshot the same. Then the people focused on infrastructure automation. It is the process of reducing the human involvement with the IT systems on the other hand creating the scripts for performing the tasks which are repetitive in manner. As the infrastructure automation reduces the risk of human error, it is used in the continuous integration and the continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline. GitOps is a set of practices which is used to manipulate infrastructure and the application configurations using Git, an open-source version control system.

GitOps makes use of the Git pull requests to automatically manage infrastructure provisioning and the pipeline deployment. The Git repository includes the entire state of the required system so that when there are any changes to the system, state is visible and auditable.

Modern infrastructure wishes to be more elastic, so that it could successfully control the cloud assets which might be wanted for non-stop deployments process during the project. GitOps is used to automate the technique of provisioning of the infrastructure. Similar to how groups use supply code, operations groups that undertake. GitOps use the detailed configuration documents saved as the code (infrastructure as code). GitOps configuration documents generate the equal infrastructure surroundings whenever it’s deployed in the pipeline, simply as utility supply code generates the equal utility binaries whenever it’s built in the process. So GitOps is the combination of Continuous Delivery and the Continuous Operations.

GitOps is an operational framework that utilizes the DevOps satisfactory practices  for software development life cycle which includes version control, collaboration and CI/CD tooling, and applies them to automation stage.

GitOps may be summarized as: A working version for different cloud local technologies, imparting a fixed of high-quality practices that unify Git deployment, control and tracking for containerized clusters and the applications.

A course toward a developer enjoys for handling applications without the complicated process; in which end-to-end CI/CD pipelines and Git workflows are implemented to each operation, and development.

So let's see, How does DevOps contribute as a medium of infrastructure automation to the developers in the next article......



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