DevOps and Cloud Combo Boosts Software Performance

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-25-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    DevOps and Cloud Combo Boosts Software Performance

    Few organizations are making extensive use of both the cloud and DevOps, even though the combination greatly improves software delivery.
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    Just 20% of the IT professionals surveyed said their organization makes extensive use of both the cloud and DevOps. 17% said the same about the cloud only, and 15% said the same about DevOps only.
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    Only 23% said they are doing exceedingly well in reducing the cost of their software projects.
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    Dependability Assessment

    Just 35% said they're doing exceedingly well in making promised software delivery more predictable, reliable and transparent.
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    Only 37% of the IT professionals surveyed said they're doing exceedingly well in speeding up the delivery of software to production.
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    Quality Check

    Just 41% said they're doing exceedingly well in improving the quality of the software they deliver.
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    Only 42% of the IT professionals surveyed said they are doing exceedingly well in improving user and customer experiences through the software they deliver.
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    Organizations making extensive use of both clouds and DevOps reported an 81% improvement in KPIs such as speed, predictability, quality, user and customer experience, and cost controls.
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    88% said they are trying to exploit tech to conduct the "same business" in new ways, and 87% said they are attempting to use tech to offer new business services.
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    77% said their organization is seeing new and disruptive engagement models emerge as business threats, and 76% said the same about new and disruptive products and services.
 

While relatively few companies are making extensive use of both cloud computing and DevOps, those that commit to both are achieving vastly improved key performance indicators (KPIs) as a result, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The accompanying report, "DevOps and Cloud Computing: Exploiting the Synergy for Business Advantage," reveals that the organizations that do invest heavily in both the cloud and DevOps fare much better at improving the quality of software they produce, while reducing costs. They're also bringing software to production more quickly. In addition, these companies are now more capable of making software delivery predictable, reliable and transparent, while improving customer and user experiences. "The potential synergy between cloud and DevOps sits squarely in the opportunity box," according to the report. "If you are only making significant use of one of the two, or if your cloud adoption covers only a slice of the DevOps spectrum, it may be time to revisit and re-evaluate your options. For example, ask yourself if you are doing enough in key areas such as release automation, becoming target-agnostic for your applications, and in mixing and matching public and private clouds. … If your IT team's level of achievement is mixed or you are falling short in terms of broader service delivery, the chances are that you are not committed to both DevOps and cloud, or are not combining the two effectively." Nearly 930 global IT professionals took part in the research, which was conducted by Freeform Dynamics. 

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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