Top Advantages of DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Top Advantages of DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Top Advantages of DevOps and Continuous DeliveryTop Advantages of DevOps and Continuous Delivery

By Dennis McCafferty

DevOps Advantages: A ‘Single Source of Truth’ for All SoftwareDevOps Advantages: A ‘Single Source of Truth’ for All Software

Instead of depending upon disparate systems, there is only one repository for storing, versioning and tracking source code for quick and reliable access.

DevOps Advantages: Test-Driven DevelopmentDevOps Advantages: Test-Driven Development

Automated tests for codes are written before the code itself. Teams initially focus on testing simple and discrete units of code, and then expand to more complex, integrated ones.

DevOps Advantages: Transparency of Overall Coding ProcessDevOps Advantages: Transparency of Overall Coding Process

Automated reports help managers continuously improve planning, resource utilization, issue resolution and product and service quality.

DevOps Advantages: SustainabilityDevOps Advantages: Sustainability

Technologies and products are moved to cloud-based virtual environments, with software automation controlling server and tech infrastructures, scale and quality.

Continuous Software Advantages: Speedier ReleasesContinuous Software Advantages: Speedier Releases

Internal software releases occur many times a week (or every day) instead of putting users through a three- to six-month wait.

Continuous Software Advantages: One-Click DeploymentContinuous Software Advantages: One-Click Deployment

When implementing software, you can launch more than 50 steps at a time through automation–steps you’d otherwise conduct individually.

Continuous Software Advantages: Proactive Software Health MonitoringContinuous Software Advantages: Proactive Software Health Monitoring

Preventive actions are taken at defined thresholds, and downtime is reported to users within seconds, as opposed to hours or even days.

Continuous Software Advantages: Immediate InfrastructureContinuous Software Advantages: Immediate Infrastructure

Setup and configuration typically takes less than 10 minutes end-to-end. Through traditional software delivery, such efforts take three to four weeks or longer and are subject to error.

Best Practices: Proactively Manage ChangeBest Practices: Proactively Manage Change

Launch a change program that will articulate a clear road map as to how teams will work together, while identifying responsibilities, decision rights and process checks.

Best Practices: Set Goals That Are Specific and BoldBest Practices: Set Goals That Are Specific and Bold

Don’t be satisfied with vague directives to, say, reduce release rollout time. Challenge teams to decrease rollout time from hours to seconds.

Best Practices: Align Incentives With Business OutcomesBest Practices: Align Incentives With Business Outcomes

Teams should stay on top of metrics such as revenue targets, conversion rates, customer-engagement scores, product-quality metrics and time-to-market.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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