DevOps in the Cloud

Cloud Devops

The goal of DevOps is to allow your development teams to deliver quality software faster to your customers through continuous process improvement, leveraging the best of breed development tools and infrastructure, and utilizing software development and IT operations best practices. Your team must deliver software faster than your competitors in order to get features and fixes to your customers sooner. JFrog terms this ideal as liquid software.

Looking forward, as release cycles get shorter and microservices get smaller, we can imagine a world in which at any one time, our systems’ software is being updated. Effectively, software will become liquid in that products and services will be connected to “software pipes” that constantly stream updates into our systems and devices; liquid software continuously and automatically updating our systems with no human intervention.

JFrog (2017), A Vision of Liquid Software, Retrieved from

A critical aspect of DevOps is infrastructure. Cloud computing infrastructure has allowed DevOps to advance and come closer to realizing liquid software. Cloud computing has allowed development teams to build these software pipes by:

  • Using ephemeral cloud infrastructure to scale their development process and software delivery at levels not achievable with on-premise infrastructure.
  • Providing applications on a global scale with real-time response and resiliency.
  • Leveraging new cloud services in their application and software development processes to improve the quality, security and delivery of their applications.
  • Allowing multi-discipline teams to collaborate in the cloud across the software lifecycle to ensure quality, security, velocity and scale of applications.