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DevOps with Netdata

What is DevOps and what are the challenges it brings?

The rise of DevOps as a philosophy and practice has had an outsized impact on IT in the last ten years or so. So, what is DevOps? In brief, DevOps is an approach to software development and deployment that breaks down the traditional barriers between departments and job roles, such as engineering, quality assurance, and systems administration, in an effort to speed time to market and reduce the number of failures or outages.
Organizations that are moving to a DevOps model face numerous challenges. To support this cross-functional way of working, organizations must put the proper systems, tools, and processes in place to support it including across code development; building and integration; testing, packaging, and releasing; and infrastructure configuration, management, and monitoring.
Pre-configured alarms with Netdata

Pre-configured alarms with Netdata

How Netdata enables DevOps success

DevOps adoption is being driven by factors both inside and outside the organization. These include changes to software engineering methodologies, such as agile and lean development, as well as changes to infrastructure, like greater utilization of virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Every effort needs to improve not only the speed of development and deployment, but also the reliability and resilience of the software in production to ensure an optimal, scalable, user experience.

At the center of DevOps best practices is the need for continuous improvement, which depends on close collaboration between team members, and real-time data and insights to support their understanding of how software changes or updates may impact their end users. Monitoring and troubleshooting are an important part of this process, and the solutions used to support them are at the core of the DevOps toolchain.

Netdata helps organizations monitor metrics in real time at a per-second granularity across the entire infrastructure, critical for identifying and troubleshooting anomalies and outages. Netdata provides thousands of metrics from hundreds of systems and applications out of the box, requiring zero configuration and eliminating the need to predetermine metrics that you want to collect or visualize before an incident actually happens. And with intelligent, prebuilt alarms and notifications, your team will never miss a beat.

The impact of monitoring & troubleshooting for DevOps

Monitoring and troubleshooting processes and tools can have a big impact on DevOps success, while the wrong ones can increase cost and complexity while lowering visibility into actionable data. Netdata was designed by and for developers, system administrators, SREs, and DevOps engineers to provide the right environment for collaboration, automation, and customization.

  • Collaboration – By including monitoring early in the lifecycle, teams can work together to optimize performance and availability of systems and applications. Netdata Cloud makes it easy to organize monitoring and troubleshooting workflows, invite team members to collaborate, and view data and insights across the entire infrastructure in real time.
  • Automation – Proactive monitoring and troubleshooting must definitionally be an automated process. From autodetection of hundreds of applications with zero configuration to intelligent, preconfigured alarms and notifications out of the box, Netdata makes it easy to get started monitoring with no costly or cumbersome advanced planning or configuration.
  • Customization – Monitoring and troubleshooting tools must adapt to the changing needs of the organization. Netdata is open and extensible, allowing you to create your own toolchain that works for your technology stack. Take advantage of easy integration to backends and exporters as Netdata works side-by-side with other complementary solutions.

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