4 Steps to Make DevOps Safe, Secure, and Reliable

DevOps is the blend of practices and tools that improves the ability of an organization in applications and service diversity high velocity, evolving and making improvements in products at faster rate as compared to an organization using software development infrastructure management process in the traditional frame. The higher speed helps organizations service clients better and stay competitive in the market. DevOps is a phenomenon originating from the mix of agile infrastructure and agile operation. The ways it works by applying Agile and Lean approaches to work. A secure development environment is critical to ensure success of DevOps.

  • A key feature of DevOps is continues development and deployment. The applications are never finished. They continuously evolve.

  • It is important to note that DevOps and security of the network are contrary to each other. While one aims to be fast while other tends to safe.

  • There are certain important aspects in development that make DevOps safe cure and reliable.

  • The environments where development, tested and deployed done should be identical.

  • It is important to review all the important connectivity during he process of development.

  • Only the IT security should be able to make any changes in the network connectivity, firewall and VLAN.

  • Changes should be made in all the three environments as required with a retrospective.

Following he four steps to be followed for DevOps to achieve the desired outcome.

Step 1.

Continuous integration, continues delivery platform creation

  • Make the developers provided with the accurate, and updated information on the product scenario. This will help hem plan development suitably. Developers can now use build and run process.

  • In this environment, the developer builds a product/service and owns that product/service throughout the process of production.

  • The development process should encompass integration, development, testing, deployment – each on continuous for single entity.

Step 2

Create an environment for continuous testing

The QA personnel play their role across functions. Testing, whether automated or manual is done on continuous basis throughout the delivery process.

  • To ensure safety, create a skeleton format with one unit test and test that needs single acceptable. As you gain experiences, you can increase the test frequency and do them throughout the process.

Step 3

Have a continues deployment system

  • Continuous deployment involves continuous delivery. Each build that becomes successful automatically gets deployed. This obviates the need of human innervations to determine what and when to deploy.

  • Continues development helps organizations deliver new features quickly and making changes in the products with due updates.

  • However, it is also important to get continuous monitoring as well as feedback. With early feedback, developers will know what i useful to the end user.

4. Use blue/green deployment

This method goes thus: when a change is done and new deployment (blue) happens, the deployment happens simultaneously with the old one (green). Thus, both the deployments continue parallel. At the beginning, traffic is sent to the blue deployment. If it’s successful, the rest of the office is sent back to the blue deployment.

  • In the event of failure, traffic is sent back to green and blue is removed.

  • It is also important to monitor the performance on a continuous basis as it’s crucial to the success of DevOps.

  • As it is a herculean task to monitor everything, focusing these processes: monitoring the development cycle, vulnerability, deployment, server health, vulnerability, and performance application will be enough.


DevOps are known for speed, fast delivery, scale, reliability, higher quality collaboration and security. Going in line with the points discussed here would make the DevOps your company develops safer, more secure and more reliable by ensuring secure development environment.