DevOps seems to be the hot methodology of the day, but how far along has it come in organizations? Well, let's just say many DevOps efforts are still works in progress.
The survey of 1,442 senior IT and business executives, released by CA Technologies, finds only 20 percent of organizations that have attempted to implement DevOps have fully deployed it, the survey finds. But it's well worth the additional effort. The research also found that these "advanced" DevOps adopters were more likely to report that their digital initiatives contributed to competitiveness, customer retention and top- and bottom-line results.
In DevOps, the creativity and pace of developers is coordinated -- and automated as much as possible -- with the demanding testing, QA and release schedules overseen by operations people. Thus, an effective DevOps effort requires cultural change -- with the right mix of education, skills, collaboration, enablers and controls.