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Satisfied end users thanks to DevOps

14 May 2019
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Companies today are confronted with the challenge of enhancing efficiency while lowering costs. Changes to products often take much too long to reach end customers on the market. A consistent DevOps approach can aid this process.

Certain companies succeed in always reacting promptly to changes. A study shows that high-performing IT organisations are able to achieve the following figures compared to the competition thanks to DevOps:

  • 200x more frequent deployment
  • 24x faster recovery after a fault
  • 3x lower failure rate
  • 22% time savings for unplanned work
  • 50% less time required for fixing security problems

What is DevOps?

But what’s hidden behind this methodical recipe for success? DevOps is the term used to describe the group of concepts that improve the development (Dev) and operation (Ops) of software. This involves the two areas working together on the entire life cycle of the software, from the idea to operation.

As part of this, both cultural transformation and a change in mindset are of central significance. It’s no longer about ‘them’, but about ‘us’. Teamwork is the foundation of DevOps. Mutual trust, empowerment, responsibility and continuous improvement, data-based decision-making and customer empathy are the DevOps values.

The goal of DevOps is to support a faster time to market, experimentation, small frequent software release, shorten the lead time for fixes and improve the mean time for recovery.

The entire life cycle of the software, from the idea to operation (Image: Zuehlke).

Increase in efficiency and low change costs

Thanks to DevOps, companies can increase feedback cycles and throughput speed. As a result, they can react more quickly and impress their customers with constant innovation. With DevOps a company can optimise and automate processes, from the idea over development to production. This increases efficiency, which in turn lowers costs.

Principal Consultant

Romano Roth

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