Continuous Deployment To Azure With Team Foundation Server (Azure DevOps Server)
In the recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the number of small and medium enterprises adopting DevOps Culture, which is expected to continue in the years to come. Adopting a DevOps culture may require initial investment, but it has the potential to reduce the overall cost involved in the long run. It not only bridges the gap between development teams and operations teams, but also helps in automating the entire development lifecycle. We can automate the process from the moment the developer pushes the code into the repository to deploying the newly built application to production. Thanks to the CI/CD pipeline.
In this cloud era, enterprises are able to deliver their applications promptly and reliably to the cloud using DevOps pipeline model.
Organisations can easily implement CI/CD with smart tools like Jenkins, TFS and VSTS. Unlike Jenkins, TFS/VSTS is a complete package with a set of tools to manage software projects, from planning and comprehensive development to testing and deployment.
Myth: TFS/VSTS/Azure DevOps only supports .Net workflows
Fact: It supports a wide range of popular frameworks such as .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js and Python
Microsoft has designed TFS/Azure DevOps Server as a single and a complete package to manage the entire DevOps Life Cycle. Instead of several independent tools that are generally required to work together for the workflow, this can be seamlessly used as one.
TFS services can be effectively used instead of the independent tools. TFS also provides the extensions/plugins which helps us to migrate our existing workflows to TFS.
TFS/Azure DevOps Server market place is where thousands of extensions created by Microsoft, vendor-specific extensions and other open source communities are available. We also have the luxury to create our own extension and use them depending on our workflow.
TFS and Azure? You are on the fastest route!
If your work loads are in Azure Cloud and you decide to use TFS/Azure DevOps to manage your DevOps workflows, then you are on the fastest route to automation. Deploying applications to Azure from TFS/Azure DevOps is a breeze. All you need to do is create a link between your TFS and Azure using the Service Connections, enter your Azure subscription details and Resource Group details and it’s done!! You are connected in no time, and it is as simple as that. You can add multiple service connections depending on your environment and workflow.
Microsoft currently offers two of the most promising solutions for DevOps – An on premise offering TFS (Azure DevOps Server) and a Microsoft hosted cloud offering VSTS (Azure DevOps Service).
Adopting the DevOps culture, throughout the life cycle of any business can attract both the cloud and automation to it and deliver the products and services with less effort and cost. Microsoft has loaded Team Foundation Server (TFS) (Azure DevOps Server) with amazing features such as continuous integration, automated testing, continuous deployment and infrastructure automation.
TFS when integrated with Azure will open doors to never-ending possibilities. Being a Microsoft partner, MOURI Tech knows the strategic way to build great tools and provide services delivered at a rapid speed by leveraging Microsoft services such as TFS and Azure.
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