Why ISVs should be using Azure DevOps

Why ISVs should be using Azure DevOps

Published by: Sinead Woods
Published date: 10th Jun 2021

Easily set up automated pipelines to build, test, and deploy your code to any platform

Cloud computing provides the perfect platform for the development and scalable delivery of applications. A growing number of ISVs are leveraging cloud platforms to allow their developer teams to plan, work and collaborate on code development.  Cloud development toolsets allow for the rapid build and deployment of applications.

Azure DevOps Services is a feature-rich platform from Microsoft that provides an end-to-end toolchain for developing and deploying software.  Azure DevOps is comprised of services that allow users to build, collaborate, test, and deliver software to any environment. These services include:

  • Azure Boards: Agile tools to plan, track, and discuss work across teams.
  • Azure Pipelines: Used to build, test, and deploy with CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud.
  • Azure Repos: Provides cloud-hosted private Git Repos and allows collaboration to build superior code with pull requests and advanced file management.
  • Azure Test Plans:  Manual and exploratory testing tools.
  • Azure Artifacts: Provides integrated package management with support for Maven, npm, Python and NuGet package feeds from public or private sources.

Benefits of Azure DevOps For ISVs

Collaboration

Collaboration has never been easier with Azure DevOps. The ability to host and manage code in a central location is key to any organisational goal that involves optimisation. Using Azure DevOps gives your team a central location from which to manage their code.

Compliance, Reliability and Scalability

ISVs are often trusted with large volumes of sensitive and critical data. Managing that data and providing accountability to customers is of paramount importance to ISVs.

Azure DevOps has multiple compliance certs for cloud-based software, including ISO 27001, SOC 1 and SOC 2, and HIPAA BAA. By meeting these standards, Azure DevOps not only minimises the risk to your organisation but also gives your clients peace of mind.

As a SaaS offering, Azure DevOps is reliable, scalable, and globally available. It is backed by a 99.9% uptime SLA and by 24/7 support from Microsoft.

Access to The Latest Features

Azure DevOps users get access to the latest updates automatically. With a new version released by Microsoft every three weeks, you will always be able to access the latest functionalities.

A Truly Open Platform

Azure DevOps provides extensive integration with a range of industry and community tools. With a marketplace that makes hundreds of extensions available to Azure DevOps users, you can find a tool that meets your needs in the Marketplace.

Continuous Integration and Delivery

Azure DevOps provides a robust platform to deploy your solutions in a pipeline that allows for continuous integration and deployment.Wherever the solution itself is deployed be it on Azure or elsewhere, the Azure DevOps CI/CD pipeline is capable of taking your solutions all the way through from development to deployment in a secure and consistent manner.

Conclusion

If you are an ISV looking to take advantage of a cloud platform for the development and deployment of your solutions, then look no further than Azure DevOps. Choosing Azure DevOps gives you access to secure, compliant services which help your team collaborate on a platform that stays up to date and gives you access to a whole host of integration extensions to develop and deploy more efficiently than ever before.

Here at Codec, we can provide you with the necessary support to deploy Azure DevOps Services and make the most of this Microsoft platform for your processes. We are the #1 “Full Platform” Partner  in Ireland with extensive certifications and a number of Azure MVP’s on the team, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the entire Microsoft stack.

Reach out to us today and let our team help you to get the most out of Azure DevOps.

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