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: