Accelerated software development brings with it particular advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, it increases the speed to market and allows for fast, frequent code releases, which trump slow, carefully planned ones that unleash a torrent of features at once. Continuous release cycles also allow teams to fine-tune software. With continuous updates, customers don’t have to wait for big releases that could take weeks or months.
Three key areas that DevOps unicorns such as Netflix, Amazon, Etsy, and others utilize to drive success from DevOps are discussed. CIOs can learn from unicorns, and these three practices, to accelerate their use of DevOps, and the business outcomes.
The speed of this digital transformation within organisations has been identified as a clear hurdle, with 55 percent of organisations identifying ‘application functionality changing too quickly’ as their biggest challenge.
The World Quality Report report, released by Capgemini in conjunction with HP, found that organisations are placing more importance on quality assurance and testing due to the speed of digital transformation, which is increasing the number of new applications that are shaking up their business operations.
We believe that at the core of DevOps are four crucial elements: speed, quality, control and cost. Speed is fundamental to competitive execution and market positioning. Quality is vital to successful implementation and long-term viability. Control, the command of data use, security, access and process is crucial to safe operations. And cost, of course, is a pivotal consideration in nearly all business decisions.