As businesses look to do more with less, Automation has become an essential tool for IT departments. Automation not only saves money in the long term, but also increases the quality and predictability of processes. In this blog post, we will discuss how GitLab can be used to deploy Azure infrastructure.
Automation is a critical component of modern IT operations. It enables IT departments to streamline processes, reduce manual labor, and increase the efficiency of their operations. One of the key benefits of automation is that it helps organizations save money over time by reducing the amount of time and resources required to perform tasks.
At Unilogik, we help organizations across Canada implement GitLab to streamline deployment of Azure infrastructure. GitLab is a popular DevOps platform that offers a range of features for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). It provides a unified platform for source code management, testing, and deployment, making it easier for IT teams to manage their infrastructure.
Using GitLab to Deploy Azure Infrastructure
GitLab provides a range of tools and features that make it easier to deploy and manage infrastructure in Azure. These include:
Azure DevOps Integration: GitLab integrates with Azure DevOps, providing a seamless way to manage infrastructure and code. IT teams can use GitLab to manage their source code and use Azure DevOps to manage their infrastructure.
Infrastructure as Code: GitLab allows IT teams to manage their infrastructure as code, making it easier to automate the deployment and management of infrastructure. With Infrastructure as Code, IT teams can define their infrastructure using code, making it easier to version and manage changes.
Deployment Pipelines: GitLab provides a powerful deployment pipeline feature that makes it easy to automate the deployment of infrastructure. IT teams can use deployment pipelines to define the steps involved in deploying their infrastructure, making it easier to manage and automate the process.
Automated Testing: GitLab provides tools for automating the testing of infrastructure, making it easier to catch and fix issues before they impact production. IT teams can use GitLab to automate their testing process, ensuring that their infrastructure is always in a good state.
By using GitLab to deploy and manage their Azure infrastructure, IT teams are able to streamline their operations and improve the quality and predictability of their processes. This helps them to do more with less, saving money and improving the efficiency of their operations.
Standing up a Red Hat Openshift Cluster on Azure
In addition to deploying Azure infrastructure, IT teams at Unilogik also use GitLab to stand up a Red Hat OpenShift cluster on Azure. OpenShift is a popular container platform that provides a range of features for managing containers and microservices. By using GitLab to deploy OpenShift on Azure, IT teams are able to automate the process and streamline their operations.
By using GitLab to deploy and manage their Azure infrastructure, IT teams are able to do more with less. Automation enables them to streamline their processes, reduce manual labor, and increase the efficiency of their operations. If you're looking to automate your IT operations and improve the quality and predictability of your processes, reach out to Unilogik Systems for more information.
Unilogik Systems Inc. Partners with Dynatrace to Accelerate Cloud Modernization
Software Intelligence Platform helps organizations accelerate digital transformation with Unilogik Systems Inc.
VANCOUVER, BC – Unilogik Systems Inc. announced it has partnered with software intelligence company Dynatrace (NYSE: DT) to help organizations across Canada accelerate digital transformation with greater confidence. The Dynatrace® platform combines extensive hybrid and multicloud observability and continuous runtime application security with advanced AIOps to deliver precise answers and intelligent automation from data. This helps customers transform the way their digital teams work, enabling them to deliver new services faster and proactively optimize digital experiences with automation and intelligent observability.
“As organizations look to innovate faster, they increasingly rely on dynamic and distributed hybrid and multicloud architectures,” said Michael Allen, VP of Worldwide Partners, Dynatrace. “The enormous quantity of data emanating from these environments has surpassed human ability to manage. With observability, runtime application security, advanced AIOps, and continuous automation built into the platform, Dynatrace provides digital teams with the most precise and actionable insights into their applications and infrastructure. This enables organizations to migrate more services to the cloud and transform faster, with greater confidence and less risk. We’re excited to work with Unilogik Systems to empower our joint customers to continue pushing the boundaries in the pursuit to deliver innovative digital experiences and services.”
Unilogik Systems Inc. prepares clients with the resources needed to transform their digital environments to keep up with the pace of industry innovation by providing a holistic approach and long-term outlook without vendor lock-in.
“We are thrilled to work closely with Dynatrace,” said Craig Faulkner, President, Unilogik Systems Inc. “As the need for intelligent observability and automation rises, our team is excited to integrate Dynatrace’s advanced capabilities with our solution to help our clients reach their digital transformation goals with greater confidence.”
Unilogik works actively with clients to ensure successful integration and deployment of products to fulfill client needs, help clients scale, and provide value specifically curated to client needs alongside software partners, including Red Hat, GitLab, Tableau, and Fortinet. Dynatrace’s unrivaled market leadership and product capabilities, coupled with Unilogik’s execution ability, create opportunities for clients to innovate faster and transform how their digital teams work.
About Unilogik Systems Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Unilogik Systems Inc. is a trusted technology integrator to hundreds of large Canadian corporate and public sector organizations, helping its customers source, transform and manage their technology infrastructure to deliver digital transformation, enabling users to innovate and drive business development.
GitOps is a way of using Git as a single source of truth for infrastructure and application configuration. It works by using Git as the central repository for storing all the desired state for the system, including infrastructure, application code, and policies. When changes are made and committed to the repository, GitOps tools can automatically detect the changes and take the necessary actions to ensure that the actual state of the system matches the desired state. This can include provisioning or updating infrastructure, deploying applications, and enforcing policies.
By using Git as the source of truth and automating the process of ensuring that the actual state of the system matches the desired state, GitOps can help teams achieve more reliable, predictable, and reproducible deployments. It can also help teams collaborate more effectively and reduce the risk of errors or drift in their infrastructure and applications.
GitLab is a web-based Git repository manager that provides source code management (SCM), continuous integration, and more. It is designed to help teams collaborate on software development projects and provides a single place for teams to manage their code, track their progress, and deploy their software.
GitLab includes features such as:
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Unilogik Systems Inc. is an IT integrator to hundreds of Canadian organizations.
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