GitLab is a complete DevOps toolchain that's delivered in a single application platform. GitLab provides all the necessary tooling you need to manage, plan, create, verify, package, release, configure, monitor, and secure your applications.
In this section, we will focus on the CI/CD pipeline features of GitLab that can be consumed as SaaS or self-hosted service. We will import an application and create a pipeline in GitLab. You will learn how to create a CI/CD pipeline with Auto DevOps and promote an application from staging into production.
In the following recipe, you will learn how to create a pipeline with Auto DevOps. This recipe requires GitLab (self-managed or SaaS) and an account with your preferred cloud vendor where you installed your Kubernetes cluster using GitLab.