There are plenty of benefits to be gained from a move to DevOps, but here are some mistakes that you really want to avoid so you can get those benefits.
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If organizations want to maximize the benefits they experience as a result of embracing DevOps, they’ll need to avoid these “gotchas”.
If you’re going to adopt DevOps, you better do it right.
According to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud report, 84% of enterprises and 72% of small to medium-sized businesses have adopted some DevOps practices. These organizations are attracted to DevOps benefits like greater agility, improved customer satisfaction, greater employee morale, greater productivity and business growth.
However, not every organization that embraces DevOps experiences these benefits. The 2016 State of DevOps Report from Puppet found big differences between high-performing and low-performing DevOps teams. High performers deploy code 200 times more frequently while enjoying a 24 times faster mean time to recover and a three times lower change failure rate. In addition, workers at high-performing teams were 2.2 teams more likely to recommend their organization as a great place to work.
Similarly, a CA Technologies report titled “Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps” found that when compared to less advanced organizations, advanced DevOps teams experienced 26% lower IT costs, 37% greater business growth, 31 percent better operational or process efficiency, 33% higher-quality apps, 30% greater employee productivity, 23% better customer experience and a 31% improvement in employee recruitment and retention.
But in order to achieve those benefits, organizations will have to avoid the nine big mistakes that DevOps teams often make.
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