The Dangers of Neglecting a DevOps Strategy

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-18-2015 Email

The majority of organizations are replacing existing tech with DevOps solutions, according to a recent survey from Appvance. By doing so, they hope to boost both the velocity of tech, while increasing productivity and quality assurance. For the most part, IT decision-makers are pleased with the progress their tech teams are making with DevOps. But there's room for improvement, as the number of required testing tools is slowing time to market, findings reveal. In addressing this, IT departments are looking to both consolidate and automate this part of the process, to take DevOps to the next level. "(Organizations without DevOps) are making dangerous trade-offs in quality and security to attempt to improve velocity, and are looking for something new," said Kevin Surace, CEO of Appvance. "Effective and efficient DevOps operations (ensure) both velocity and quality. Legacy processes use five to 10 siloed tools and teams, each requiring different scripting languages and methods, taking weeks or more to create and run automated software tests. It's frankly untenable and arguably a broken system." An estimated 200 enterprise IT decision-makers in the U.S. took part in the research, which was conducted by Appvance with Vanson Bourne.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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