Ensure continuous delivery of software to the stakeholder in a uniform environment, ensuring high product quality and fast time-to-market.

DevOps is about automating the release cycle of software. It ensures that the software is consistently tested after every update, and that the environment where the software is developed, tested and released remains stable. This removes a myriad of possible points of failure in the development process, reducing development time and cost, while making the product easier to scale.

  • Enable faster time-to-market: The value of adopting DevOps into your organization can be significant and can reduce the average number of days taken to deploy applications into production from 89 days to 15 days, a mere 17 percent of the original time.

  • Full automation and provisioning: Having powerful tools to automate any given task reduces OPEX and CAPEX by increasing efficiency and opens opportunities for growing the scale of operations.

  • Built-in monitoring: Systems deployed using DevOps are delivered with built-in monitoring of all services. This enables faster troubleshooting, automatic correction and deployment of proactive measures.

  • Produces High Quality Software: Using automation to build your environments ensures that the software will work where it is deployed. This greatly removes numerous sources of errors and ensures a predictable outcome.

  • Improves Efficiency: Bring a vanilla distribution whether it's RedHat, Debian, Solaris or Windows Server 2016 to a system with all relevant applications installed, security policies implemented, network configuration set up within minutes. Replicable to tens of thousands of instances.

  • Eliminates manual errors: Bringing up a system to a production ready state usually consists of hundreds of small edits, cut-and-paste settings, programming languages and input. When using Puppet the configuration continuously, correcting manual edits left in the system and ensure the consistency of all monitored files at all times.

The two-speed approach

The most suitable approach for established companies is to reorient their IT operations around a two-speed IT architecture. This means integration with stable existing systems in the backend and fast-changing customer-facing applications on the front end. In industries that are heavily reliant on older transactional systems like in accounting, inventory management and logistics systems written COBOL. This approach splits the roles and responsibilities among IT operations and makes it more acceptable to business stakeholders.