GitOps: Modern Operations for Kubernetes

GitOps is a standardized workflow for how to deploy, configure, monitor, update and manage Kubernetes, its components and all the applications that run on it.

GitOps relies on Git as a single source of truth for declarative infrastructure and applications. With Git at the center of delivery pipelines, developers can make pull requests to accelerate and simplify application deployments and operations tasks to Kubernetes.

GitOps - an operating model for cloud native

GitOps can be summarized as these two things:

  • An operating model for Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies, providing a set of best practices that unify deployment, management and monitoring for containerized clusters and applications.
  • A path towards a developer experience for managing applications; where end-to-end CICD pipelines and git workflows are applied to both operations, and development.

GitOps Operating Model

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