Many developers steeped in the world of agile startups view continuous delivery (CD) pipelines as an accepted standard requirement for software development. Yet many companies, particularly large enterprises with traditional infrastructure, still struggle to make this approach a standard part of their development process. Whether you are an enterprise looking to make CD pipelines a standard project element to increase agility and speed time to market, or if you are looking to simply implement optimized code delivery pipelines best practices, this paper will show you how to deliver business value through DevOps-based automation that grows developer output and strategic contributions.
“In Gartner’s 2017 Enterprise DevOps survey 2017¹, 41% of the participating respondents report that their organizations are using DevOps. And a further 40% say that their organizations are piloting/planning to implement by year-end 2018.” As a cornerstone of a solid DevOps initiative, it’s not surprising then that more than 28% of respondents to an Evans Data Corporation² survey reported that their organization uses automated code delivery across all their projects, with an additional 37% reporting that their organization employs the strategy for at least some projects.
Driving the significant interest in — and adoption of — DevOps-based automated code delivery is its value in:
Accelerating innovation by creating code delivery pipelines that promote innovation and enable the easy, efficient delivery of quality software.
Empowering developers to autonomously try new ideas and make architecture changes, and fearlessly break and recreate dev and test environments without worrying about consequences. Greater risk can bring greater rewards and a distinct competitive advantage.
Reducing the cost of failure and iteration time while improving continuity, all of which can significantly improve the process of creating quality software.
Allows teams to run concurrent (parallel) environments for A/B comparisons. And, enables them to create QA and build environments without having to wait for resources, speeding time to market.
Optimizing developer resources, which assists in addressing and reducing the common need to attract, train and retain skilled programmers.
Minimizing friction between developers and IT at every step of the process; enabling change in the overall production environment can help reduce overall system resources and costs.
Read the entire white paper to learn more about the benefits of optimized code delivery pipelines.