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Infosys Makes Open-Source Appeal with DevOps Platform

7 November 2018
Systems integrator Infosys has unveiled a new enterprise DevOps platform, available as an open-source project on GitHub.

Systems integrator Infosys has unveiled a new enterprise DevOps platform, available as an open-source project on GitHub. The platform was rolled out in late October and consists of over 2,000 prebuilt scripts and 150 pipelines across over 70-plus tools, involving more than 25 different classes of technologies.

Ravi Kumar, president and deputy COO for Infosys, said the global systems integrator has spent the last several years turning each element of its DevOps platform into a set of microservices based on containers that can now be deployed almost anywhere. That decision made it more practical for Infosys to then offer the up the entire DevOps framework it relies on to drive thousands of projects employing more than 200,000 developers as a single open source project, he said for DevOps.com. At its core, the framework depends on an instance of the Jenkins CI/CD framework.

Using containerisation, each element of the platform can be used via a set of templates developed by Infosys. The goal, according to a company press release, is to reduce the amount of time spent on developing frameworks and processes for digital transformation. To accelerate the development process, Infosys enables organizations to automate the promotion of any module without having to create any additional scripts. The platform also allows for comprehensive encryption, in order to secure the DevOps workflows.

"Enterprises pursuing digital transformation require Agile and DevOps at scale to rapidly adopt new technologies, transform legacy systems and respond swiftly to new requirements. With Infosys DevOps Platform, our clients have achieved reduction of build and deployment cycle times by up to 50 percent, near zero environment issues, and improved application quality. With this Open Source platform, clients can innovate faster with the open source community and mutually benefit from the shared experiences," said Infosys COO U. B. Pravin Rao.

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