DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users. One of the cornerstones of this concept is breaking down the walls between development and operations teams. This helps enable the teams to work together more efficiently to deliver value. However, this doesn’t mean that there is no separation of duties within DevOps. In fact, there are several scenarios in which this separation is vital. This can be a tricky balance to strike. Luckily, PRAKTIK can act as a third party to manage your Azure DevOps and ensure this separation of duties is maintained.

Development and Testing

On a DevOps team, both development and operations must work together to meet the acceptance criteria set by the product owner. For security purposes, development should not be able to release directly into production. Similarly, they should not have access to confidential production data. This is where separation of duties comes in. Operations teams are responsible for creating tests that allow aspects such as performance and security to be evaluated before code is released into the production environment. This can be automated using CI/CD for further fidelity in your deployments.

Management by PRAKTIK

It’s important to maintain control over which responsibilities belong to whom. However, this can quickly become complicated. This is where PRAKTIK can step in. We can act as an independent third party to manage your pipelines and safeguard audit data for all releases. This pipeline management can be ensured using gates that must be approved by us before your code is released into the next environment of your pipeline.

It is important to get auditors working with your development and operations teams as soon as possible to ensure a seamless flow from the development, to testing, and all the way to your end product. For more information or to speak to an expert, contact us here at PRAKTIK.