The Dangers of Neglecting a DevOps Strategy

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-18-2015 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Effective DevOps helps both velocity and quality when bringing an app or new software to market, and those without a solid plan face a tough road ahead.
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    91% of IT decision-makers say executing a DevOps strategy is a top priority for their organization, and 76% are evaluating new DevOps quality assurance technologies to replace what they have.
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    70% are satisfied with the current state of their DevOps program.
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    87% say that increasing velocity and productivity are top priorities in their evaluation of DevOps Solutions.
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    89% say that ensuring confidence in release quality is critical to the success of their DevOps efforts.
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    86% say their DevOps budgets have grown over the past year, and about the same percentage say this budgeting should continue to increase in 2016.
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    91% say the addressing of integrated testing is a critical aspect of their DevOps plan.
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    72% say their current testing tools are keeping pace with continuous integration needs, but 68% say the number of tools required to perform complete testing is slowing their time to market.
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    83% say it would be ideal to integrate their organization's entire suite of tests within a single, fully automated platform.
 

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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