New Research Report from EMA Provides Insight into DevOps and Continuous Delivery
June 24, 2014
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Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) released its latest research report entitledDevOps and Continuous Delivery: Ten Factors Shaping the Future of Application Delivery.

Based on research criteria defined by EMA Research Director, Application Management, Julie Craig, this new research study examines the factors that make DevOps and Continuous Delivery agents of change within the enterprise.

Today more than ever, Development and Operations teams are under the gun to deliver software faster, more efficiently, and at higher levels of quality. While every IT organization has an opportunity to make a real difference in overall business success, taking advantage of this opportunity requires the ability to accelerate the delivery of infrastructure and applications.

At the same time, evolving DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices is not a simple matter. IT organizations in general are walking a tightrope, attempting to balance business demands with the realities of day-to-day production support. They are confronted with the ultimate in dueling objectives: to keep production systems running flawlessly while absorbing constant, increasing levels of potentially disruptive change.

”This report is the first of its kind to make a connection between DevOps, Continuous Delivery and revenue growth,” said Craig. “It also takes a lifecycle approach to DevOps - a perspective which can provide a framework and foundation for accelerated Continuous Delivery.”

Some of the key findings in this study include:

■ Industry compliance demands and business-focused demands for more competitive products/services are today’s top drivers for Continuous Delivery. However Development and Operations are paying the price:

- Developers spend as much time doing production support as they spend writing software.

- Operations personnel spend more time troubleshooting, monitoring and managing production applications than they do on server, network, and database administration.

■ At the same time, revenue growth for companies that have successfully implemented these practices far outstrips that of less agile competitors:

- 87% of companies whose Development and Operations interactions were rated as “above average” or “excellent” saw revenue growth of at least 10% in 2013.

- In contrast, only 13% of those reporting “average” or poorer interactions reported similar revenue growth, and many actually reported revenue decreases.

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