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Microsoft Azure DevOps uses Agile software development methodology with combined high-level software development and IT operations to shorten the systems development lifecycle for continuous delivery.

Maintain an Edge with Competitors!

Using Azure DevOps to connect people, processes, and clients is a common scenario business that requires automating workloads such as the processing and routing of product orders across on-premises systems and cloud services.

With an Azure DevOps and BizTalk upgrade solution, your current culture, tools, practices, and capabilities are maintained while you gain high-performance upgrades that enable greater agility to achieve business goals faster.

Lock down the scope for short- and long-term success

Determine the needs for upgrading your system and ensuring its effectiveness for current and extended future growth. For example, does your system need to be able to support ongoing growth opportunities and an expanded local or global presence in the market? If so, you will be able to determine the best initial steps and long-term goals.

A BizTalk upgrade with fully automated build, deployment, and test automation is achieved by employing Azure DevOps in the following environments:

  • Test
  • Staging
  • Production
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Automation, deployment, and configuration of BizTalk Server assets
  • Test Automation

Once deployed, faster and more efficient continuity across people, processes, and technology means that products reach your customers sooner. This is achieved through continuous delivery and continuous integration (CI/CD) patterns and practices.

A sample scenario

Enabling high availability

With the scope defined, each environment from development through test is upgraded to contain independent BizTalk Groups with 2020 servers, allowing for high availability so that business goals are achieved without interruption. Staging and Production environments may include one BizTalk 360 server each. Multi-server BizTalk environments are architected using Windows Failover Clustering and Microsoft SQL Server High Availability Group technologies.

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Azure DevOps Scenario, by Microsoft

TwoConnect’s continuous integration and deployment solution

Versions of Visual Studio and BizTalk development tools are installed on the required development virtual machines. Azure DevOps Services is configured for Build and Deployment automation. Deployment and configuration of BizTalk Server assets are automated as part of a TwoConnect DevOps Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) solution. With this option, TwoConnect develops CI/CD configurations and promotes configuration through to a Staging (IPG “QA”) environment, which then passed on to Production and Disaster Recovery.

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