GitOps

The sweet spot of the Cloud Native Telco opportunity is the potential to transform the DevOps model so that they can achieve a much higher frequency of code deployments and thus output a much faster rate of new digital services.

Central to this is learning from the enterprise sector and their best practices such as ‘GitOps’. This is an approach based on using Git as the central, single source of truth for application development and deployment. GitOps.tech offers this intro guide, where they state:

“The fundamental idea of GitOps can be summarized as operations managed and performed in a declarative way with Git as the source-of-truth system.”

Your system configuration is defined and stored in a version control system, with the use of software agents to detect when this changes and automatically update the production environment to match it.

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Weaveworks has pioneered and defined ‘GitOps‘ best practices:

“1. An operating model for Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies, providing a set of best practices that unify deployment, management and monitoring for containerized clusters and applications.

2. A path towards a developer experience for managing applications; where end-to-end CICD pipelines and git workflows are applied to both operations, and development. “

They define their Telco solution here:

“GitOps has helped to make Deutsche Telekom’s containerized clusters easier to manage and more responsive. They require less human management intervention. The team’s ROI can be judged by the scale of its achievements—managing thousands of clusters with a tiny team, and managing cloud development and cloud operations continuously.”

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