DevOps for Enterprise: A New Approach to Scaling up IT

A growing problem for IT service organizations is how they’re bogged down under their own organizational weight and traditional work processes. As market demand accelerates, this old school methodology is impairing enterprises who actually need to scale up performance and capability. For many enterprise IT departments, a new solution is taking root. It promises to help them be agile: responding faster to issues and creating new solutions faster, which ultimately accelerates bottom line performance. The new methodology called DevOps, solves the chaos of old school methodology to help create a big lift in IT speed, agility, and quality.

According to 2 separate surveys of operations professionals and developers who have used DevOps, it was found that:

  • 64% said DevOps was a key initiative within their organization
  • 63% have implemented DevOps practices
  • They can deploy code 30X more frequently
  • They experience 50% fewer failures
  • Traditional IT needed 60% more time per week to handle support cases

What is DevOps?

DevOps is the new way to bring IT operations and development teams together so you can keep pace with the competition and market demand for fast product development. New software is making it possible to implement DevOps and help IT departments scale up their operations and delivery as needed.

DevOps combines “development”and “operations.” It’s a movement or practice that emphasizes collaboration, communication, and the automation of software delivery and IT infrastructure changes. It enables faster, more frequent, building, testing, and releasing of ever more reliable software. DevOps changes how we think about IT. By integrating IT teams and other stakeholders, collaboration, contribution, and execution is much improved, and waste is reduced. New software tools (and services from Carbon60) have emerged to help activate DevOps in enterprises.

What Does DevOps Do?

DevOps is an organizational change that pivots on software, automation, and continuous integration tools to help teams work together, manage releases better, and keep project work up to date. Agile methods and lean thinking are key parts of DevOps. The bottom line is that DevOps makes IT much more efficient and reliable and that translates to better ROI. Industry leaders, like HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), are using phrases like “Tomorrow Belongs to the Fast” to really underscore how IT leaders can drive business performance.

5 Key Benefits of Scaling with DevOps

If you’ve found your firm unable to stay competitive in quality and delivery time, we’ve got 5 key benefits you’ll appreciate that may encourage you to adopt DevOps in the age of rapid development.

Better, More Reliable Products

DevOps eliminates IT silos and allows better collaboration in software, planning, design and coding so that your end product is more powerful and has less bugs. You can scale up design, features, and functionality in your software at a faster pace. According to a Puppetlab survey, those companies who had implemented DevOps practices were up to 5X more likely to be high-performing than those that had not.

Market Responsiveness

We live in the age of the “idea economy”, where no market is impervious to disruption and only those armed with the right vision and technologies will adapt. By being more agile with DevOps means products can be adapted to respond quickly to changes in platforms, markets, and customer needs.

Speed Up Releases

Automation allows continuous streamlining of appdev processes including fixes, testing, security, audits and governance. There are reports of some companies speeding up 6 to 25x their rate of release delivery through DevOps adoption.

Improve Efficiencies

When gaps, overlaps and delays are reduced, efficiency rises and costs are lowered. Having your IT process under one DevOps umbrella empowers the team and removes expensive back-and-forth approvals or unnecessary wait times.

Continuous Improvement

DevOps tools allow you to monitor how successful your processes are for ongoing improvement. Teams monitoring key DevOps metrics before and after found using DevOps processes have doubled their change success rates for new development and have a 12x faster restoration rate for incidents than their peers.

Carbon60 is a DevOps Partner with HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has invested in DevOps software and solutions to help transform IT departments to accelerate business outcomes. Carbon60 is part of the HPE PartnerOne Service Provider Program, and is helping customers adopt these industry leading solutions as part of their DevOps strategy.

To learn more about how you can leverage Carbon60’s DevOps solutions, please Contact Us.

* http://itrevolution.com/speeding-scaling-devops-enterprise/
* http://blog.automic.com/how-to-tell-if-your-devops-solution-is-working
* https://puppetlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2013-state-of-devops-report.pdf
* https://www.hpe.com/ca/en/home.html
* https://www.hpematter.com/content/welcome-idea-economy

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