Everything as code
If you have a manual process and it’s something you have to do more than once, the mantra is: Automate it. Code it. Not just application code or test and deployment configurations—code everything. By treating everything that developers need as code, you get a standardized, controlled way to onboard projects, applications, and teams.
Everything as Code (EaC) is essential to a successful container strategy. Without it, you’ll have too many containers and clusters to administer manually and you will never achieve cloud-native scale. Automation through EaC is the only way to increase your server- or container-to-admin ratio. Having everything checked into a source control management system, such as Git, as well as version control, allows you to always have a "last known good configuration" point for your entire platform, applications, and infrastructure.
NetApp makes it easy for developers, testing, QA, and operations teams to consume infrastructure resources (such as persistent storage volumes) as code, all from within familiar tools in the DevOps pipeline. Examples include NetApp storage APIs and IAC integrations with tools such as Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift.
The DevOps pipeline
In this uncertain world, you need to be able to pivot quickly and be agile with your resources. That’s not always achievable with traditional infrastructures, which depend on manual processes that aren’t optimized for stateful applications. You need a DevOps pipeline that seamlessly weaves together provisioning, development, testing, and deployment. To iterate faster, your developers need every process to be self-service, automated, and on-demand.
NetApp offers API-first infrastructure with deep integrations and built-in automation so that you can quickly set up your pipeline and take advantage of Kubernetes containers and third-party applications. And no one does storage persistence and cloud native like NetApp. We help you build an enterprise-ready DevOps pipeline for data-rich, stateful applications that integrate seamlessly with the world’s largest clouds.