The core building blocks of DevOps in Microservices

  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Scaling
  • Metrics
  • Monitoring

Continuous Integration

  • The primary goal of CI is to keep everyone in sync with each other(Developer’s code)
  • CI servers can detect if the code has been committed, can check the code, compile, and test it as well
  • CI also builds the artifact(s) that are used for further validation like the deployment of a running service to run tests against it
  • Ideally, we should build these artifacts only once and use them across all the series of deployment of a single version of code
  • The leading open-source automation server today is Jenkins. This server provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deployment, and automation of any project

Continuous Deployment

  • In this approach, the application will be released to the production environment in short cycles, ensuring that the latest changes can be released at any time, reliably
  • It aims at building, testing, and releasing applications with greater speed and in better frequency
  • CD helps to reduce the cost and time and the risk of delivering the changes by allowing for more incremental updates to be implemented on the applications in the production environment
  • A simple, straightforward, and repeatable deployment process is important for continuous delivery.


  • Maintain performance — This includes adding more resources to meet the performance targets of the application
  • Control costs — This is the process of automatically removing unutilized resources and avoiding overspending
  • Simplify scaling — This involves the discovery of scalable resources and building a scaling plan in a limited number of steps of execution
  • Predictive Scaling — Use historical load metrics to learn about an application’s traffic patterns and proactively scale resources in advance in order to meet the requirements


  • The metrics used need to ensure the visibility of user actions for all services
  • Changes must be tracked on an individual level of services and for a wider number of systems across services
  • Track the number of requests that are served in a second by our services
  • Track the number of requests that fail in a second
  • Track the time that each of this service is taking to complete


  • We should be able to monitor the application logs, alarms, and other parameters
  • Set alarms on any of your metrics
  • Monitor Application logs
  • Dashboards can be created to monitor all the AWS resources in a single location
  • Should deliver a real-time stream of system events that describe changes in the Cloud Service resources





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