The Benefits of Automation in Cloud-Native Software Development

Cloud-native software products are designed to be scalable and manageable. The cloud-native approach to Infrastructure-as-Code has been specifically designed to improve product quality and cybersecurity by continuously verifying the impact of changes and releasing infrastructure continuously.

  • Automation is essential for the development and operations of cloud-native software products.
  • Automation helps maintain required quality standards while decreasing time to market by reducing the need for manual intervention.
  • By incorporating process microsegmentation into cloud-native deployments, engineers are able to split up their infrastructure into smaller, more manageable components.
  • Releasing infrastructure continuously through cloud-native deployments provides an additional layer of security, making it easier to detect and address cybersecurity issues quickly before they can become major problems.

Cloud Pipelines

The best DevOps practices include using a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline to automate the build, test, and deployment of code. Additionally, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) can be used to provision and manage cloud resources automatically. By using automation, teams can focus on delivering value to customers instead of spending time on repetitive tasks. As a result, automation is necessary to keep software in the cloud.

Cloud Pipelines are an essential tool for automating the software development process in the cloud. They enable teams to build, test, and deploy code automatically without human intervention. Additionally, Cloud pipelines can provision and manage cloud resources automatically using Infrastructure as Code (IaC).

Automating the software development process allows teams to release new features and updates faster and more efficiently. Additionally, it provides more consistent quality control by allowing automated tests to be run more frequently and with greater accuracy than manual testing.

Process Quality

UDX Pipelines are cloud-native and inner-sourced automation tools that can help to accelerate the process of developing applications in the cloud by allowing teams to avoid repetitive tasks such as manually building, testing, and deploying code.

Automation enables dev teams to move faster and improve efficiencies while ensuring quality throughout the application development life cycle. As a result, it is essential for quality control in the cloud. Cloud pipelines provide significant benefits for both development and operations by automating many of the tasks required to develop and deploy software in the cloud quickly, efficiently, and with high quality.

Release Cadence and Quality

Any company that wants to be successful in the development of cloud-native software products must have a strong automation strategy. Automation is essential for development and operations teams to be able to manage the PaC - IaC dichotomy that is inherent in cloud environments.

By continuously verifying the impact of changes, releasing infrastructure continuously ensures that environment parity is synchronized with the variable snapshot across each microservice's entire lifecycle. Such automation combines infrastructure and pipeline codebase to ensure environmental consistency and cybersecurity between release packages, eliminating the need for manual ticketing or triggering of pipeline builds due to sensitive data changes.

With proper planning and implementation, organizations are well on their way to achieving improved cybersecurity for their cloud services through automation technologies that keep Infrastructure as Code principles up-to-date for maximum protection at all times.

Process Microsegmentation

Utilizing deployment orchestration solutions (such as Octopus Deploy), engineers can ensure their cloud deployments are compliant with ACA Policy which prevents destructive automation without manual intervention and ensures that resources are not deleted unintentionally.

Additionally, utilizing a unified approach helps prevent situations where the surface-level simplicity of Terraform leads to pipelines breaking down when faced with standard services or scaling beyond one environment - something which would be counter-productive to our goal of shifting left and maximizing CI/CD functionality.

With micro-segmentation making it easier to define access scopes and network traffic flows, cloud-native automation has become an integral part of maintaining cybersecurity and protecting valuable data. As such, organizations should invest in automation technologies that keep Infrastructure as Code principles up-to-date for maximum cybersecurity protection.


Automation can help to provide visibility into the development process and can also help to ensure that operations teams can quickly roll out new changes. In addition, automation is essential for managing the Cloud Pipeline, which is the key capability that underlies any cloud-native product development effort. Without automation, it would be impossible to manage the Cloud Pipeline effectively, and product development would grind to a halt. As such, automation is essential for any company that wants to be successful in the development of cloud-native software products.

By automating the software development process, teams can release new features and updates faster and more efficiently. Automation also allows for more consistent quality control, as automated tests can be run more frequently and with greater accuracy than manual testing.