A DevOps team uses philosophies, practices, and tools to help deliver apps and services at high speeds. With DevOps, companies can evolve and improve their products faster than if they used traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. As a result, organizations better serve their customers and compete more effectively.
With cloud-native, there is no longer a siloed development and operations team. In fact, it is not uncommon for these two teams to merge into one team. These engineers work together on the entire application lifecycle, from development and testing to deployment to operations.
With continuous delivery (CD), you can complete coding and testing in short but continuous cycles. Following the build stage, CD allows the deployment of all code changes to a testing or production environment.
CD allows developers to automate testing beyond unit tests to verify updates to applications across multiple dimensions before releasing them. Testing may include the user interface, load, integration, application programming interface, and reliability tests. This process helps developers validate updates more thoroughly and locate issues earlier. In the cloud, it is easier to create and replicate multiple environments for testing than it is on-premises.