Three ways to improve your software development with DevOps on Google Cloud

23 July 2021
8 min

Since getting started with Kubernetes, Google has been able to streamline its multiblock experience and improve support for it. Now Kubernetes facilitates interoperability with Amazon (EKS) and Azure (AKS) clouds and helps integrate a range of Google products.

Since ForgeRock was one of the first to start working with Kubernetes, they know how important it is to streamline and simplify the workflow of programmers. That’s why Warren Strange, ForgeRock’s engineering director, shares three essential tips for programmers to improve their productivity and concentration. 

Boost your productivity with an IDE 

Usually, developers do the same useless things creating an application every day, spending a lot of time on it, and negatively affecting productivity. Therefore, it was important for ForgeRock to facilitate and speed up the workflow of its programmers. That’s why the company has put Cloud Code into operation, a product from Google that is capable of: 

As a result – optimized work with files, new developers adapting quicker, reduction of routine repetitive tasks, and most importantly, increased productivity of all programmers. 

Using end-to-end automation

End-to-end automation accelerates the four stages of application creation. This automation process looks like this. 

The first step is to create docker files using Cloud Code. In parallel with the creation of the application, Cloud Build continuously works on the integration. Since the system is completely serverless, it scales and shrinks in response to a request. This means that there is no need to pre-order, you only pay for the resources you use.

After Cloud Code has done its job, the application goes to the GoogleContainer, where it is stored and additionally checked for errors. As is the case with Cloud Build, the Container Registry does not need a server. Therefore, you only pay for what you need. 

The last step is deploying docker with Tekton. At this stage, the application also goes through a series of tests that re-check the correctness of the application and the presence of errors and bugs. 

Use multi-cloud templates

The use of a multi-cloud became a trend back in 2020 and continues to gain popularity in 2021. A multi-cloud strategy allows you to keep your data more secure and increases economic efficiency. 

Since ForgeRock prefers to use this method of storing information, it is able to work with Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure. Since all three clouds support Kubernetes, their compatibility is undeniable. And thanks to Tekton, fast delivery pipelines can be deployed on any Kubernetes cluster.

All of these processes are necessary, primarily to improve the productivity of developers in your companies, as well as to improve overall efficiency. All the above methods for simplifying the work of programmers that use ForgeRock at the moment have increased the company’s productivity by 30%. So if you would like to improve your business performance as well, reach out to the Cloudfresh team – a unique centre of expertise for Google Cloud, Zendesk, and Asana. For these products we can provide you with the following services: 

Our specialists will help you to optimize your IT infrastructure, develop integrations for better system interoperability, and help create completely new structures and processes for your teams, while our support centre will provide you with the best customer experience!

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