Gartner Research

Using DevOps Tools for Infrastructure Automation

Published: 15 June 2017

ID: G00326084

Analyst(s): Gregg Siegfried

Summary

Technical professionals focused on infrastructure can increase agility by using DevOps tools and techniques in areas outside software development. This document assesses version control, continuous integration, continuous delivery and automated testing as they apply to infrastructure operations.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Required Ingredients
    • Organizational Change
    • Infrastructure as Code
    • Automated Testing
  • Putting the Pieces Together
    • Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment
    • The CI/CD Pipeline
    • Where Does Application Release Automation Fit In?
    • Sample CI Tools
    • Sample CCA Tools
    • Private Infrastructure
    • Containers
    • Public Cloud or IaaS
    • Idempotence
  • Examples of Infrastructure CI/CD
    • DNS Management
    • On-Demand Environments
    • Hybrid Platform Image Management
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

The Details

  • Version Control Software
    • Centralized VCS
    • Distributed VCS
  • Automated Testing Tools
  • Continuous Configuration Automation (CCA)

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