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How to Make DevOps Work with Atlassian Products


Michał Żurkowski - 16 October 2017 - 0 comments

Organizations operate in high-demand, dynamic environments. To stand out in competitive markets, they need cutting-edge software.

That’s why traditional models of combining IT operations and software development are no longer an option today.

Organizations that keep IT operations and development teams separate will struggle to respond to market changes quickly, deal poorly with unplanned work and fail to ensure the high performance of both teams.

That’s where DevOps comes in.

What is DevOps?

DevOps is all about automating processes between IT operations and development teams to assist in developing and releasing robust software quicker. But DevOps is more than a set of methods; it’s a culture of collaboration.

Instead of delivering massive releases once in a while (like traditional development teams), DevOps allows organizations to implement a continuous delivery approach where they release small incremental improvements on a regular basis.

DevOps increases the collaboration and boosts the transparency between teams to help them work more efficiently.

Teams that practice DevOps have 200x more frequent deploys and 24x faster recovery times. You can only imagine how that benefits the organization’s bottom line.

So how do you start implementing DevOps at your organization?

To make DevOps work, you need the right tools. It’s as simple as that.

Atlassian product suite helps to automate tasks, design processes, accelerate time to revolution with quicker feedback loops, and speed up unplanned workload. These products help organization speed up their release cycles significantly.

That’s why they’re a great solution for implementing DevOps at your organization.

Doing DevOps with Atlassian

Atlassian offers a suite of specialized tools that allow organizations to implement best practices and build stable collaborative environments.

With Jira Software, organizations can define and manage stories and epics for each software project. Once they build the software, teams can test the code until it works. They can then use another tool, Bitbucket, to create branches for each new feature that is being created. Bitbucket is also helpful when it comes to collaborating on code – teams can pull requests for faster reviews and developers can talk inside the code with in-line comments.

As the team integrates a new feature back into the master branch for development, another tool comes in handy. Bamboo helps to automate builds, tests, and releases. Teams can use Bamboo together with Docker for faster and more efficient deployment.

Then it’s time to return to Jira Software and its release hub that offers full transparency across all branches, builds, pull requests, and deployments. That’s how teams can ensure that everything is working correctly.

Once a new feature is deployed into production, it can be run. That’s when Jira Service Desk comes in – it helps developers to track and resolve incidents in a timely manner.

Developers can publish related documentation and create knowledge they base articles with the help of another tool, Confluence. Using Jira Service Desk again, the team can request feedback from internal and external users. That feedback will be delivered on a continuous basis to developer teams so they can plan new releases or fix bugs. That type of process is fully supported by Atlassian tools that enable organizations to deliver more reliable software faster.

Atlassian Stack

Atlassian recently released a brand new product that connects all the strengths of their toolset to bring enterprises a solid team and project management solution.

Atlassian noticed that large organizations were standardizing Atlassian tools. That’s why Atlassian created an integrated suite of data center and server products to help enterprises boost cross teamwork across technical and non-technical teams.

The integrations between products are there to improve communication, simplify knowledge sharing, and automate workflows. Thanks to Atlassian Stack, enterprises can quickly get Atlassian tools in one pricing scheme.

Atlassian Stack includes one instance of Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Desk, Bitbucket, HipChat and Crowd to make for a Data Center. The Server is covered by Jira Core, Bamboo, Crucible and Fish Eye. Customers who choose this solution will also gain access to various apps and services.

Combined in this way, these products help track product collaboration across teams and enable leaders manage teams with productivity in mind.

The data center is a self-hosted deployment option that offers flexibility, control, availability, authentication, and performance teams need from their tools every single day.

This ecosystem is a full enterprise solution that enables organizations to get the features they need, all the while reducing procurement complexity with a single line item that covers all critical Atlassian products.

Have you got any questions about implementing DevOps culture at your organization using Atlassian tools?

Get in touch with our team of consultants – we are experienced in bringing IT solutions to organizations for boosting their performance through increased cross-team collaboration.

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