Are you managing your software development projects on-premises with Azure DevOps Server? If so, you’re probably intimately familiar with the challenges associated with setup, maintenance, and scale. By migrating to Azure DevOps Services in the cloud, you could eliminate those challenges, as well as improve productivity and collaboration.

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services is the cloud version of Azure DevOps Server. It is scalable, reliable, and backed by a 99.9% SLA that is monitored 24/7. It is broken down into five main services: Azure Pipelines, Azure Repos, Azure Boards, Azure Test Plans, and Azure Artifacts. You can get access to the services separately or all together. You only pay for what you use, and you get unlimited private Git repositories for free.

Benefits of the Cloud

Some organizations choose to stay on-premises because of security concerns. However, Azure DevOps Services has rock-solid security. In fact, Microsoft uses this service internally. They actively invest in security improvements, not only for their customers, but for their own development. Azure DevOps Services also supports role-based access control, encryption, auditing, and compliance standards. For more information on compliance certifications and security procedures, visit the Microsoft Service Trust Portal.

Azure DevOps Services will allow you to heal the pain points associated with an on-premises solution. For example, setup is far simpler. You don’t need to install, configure, or maintain any servers or software. You can simply create an organization and start using Azure DevOps Services in minutes. It is also easier to scale up or down your resources as needed; this can even be done automatically with Azure App Service.  Furthermore, a cloud solution is virtually maintenance-free. Gone are the days of worrying about updates or patches.

Finally, by migrating to the cloud, you will have access to features that aren’t available in Azure DevOps Server. One such feature is GitHub Advanced Security. GitHub Advanced Security is an application security testing service that is embedded in the developer workflow. It empowers teams to innovate and be productive without sacrificing ever-important security.

For more information, or to get started with your migration, contact our team of experts here at PRAKTIK.