Why This Cloud Expert Says Successful DevOps Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint
DevOps, a portmanteau of “development” and “operations,” is a system of combining technologies that increase automation, collaboration and rapid iteration to drive measurable ROI for a host of organizations, including software developers, startups and established enterprises. Improving development by increasing team efficiency seems straightforward and simple enough but, in practice, it’s a complex art that few do best. Those behemoths – Amazon, Netflix, Target and Adobe, to name a few – attribute their domination to DevOps.
A survey of over 20,000 global tech professionals worldwide illustrates how DevOps can quantifiably speed up product development and market release while driving qualifiable improvements to team communication and creativity. Forecasts predict the global DevOps market will experience a growth rate of over 20% through 2022.
Forbes Technology Council member John Arroyo is founder and CEO of Arroyo Labs, a Los Angeles-based software consulting company that enables enterprises, such as Western Union, Peet’s Coffee, Facebook, K-Swiss Shoes and Brighton Collectibles, to improve their cloud applications and E-commerce by scaling open source, commercial and custom software. As Chief Architect at Entertainment Partners, a leading provider of production management solutions, Arroyo is now applying his experience with implementing successful DevOps to help independent studios simplify and automate their film, television and commercial productions, with a focus on modernizing legacy apps and leveraging APIs.
Many of today’s large companies are struggling to keep up with increased speed and efficiency demands inherent to software improvements that are necessary to keep pace with an increasingly competitive market. Arroyo believes the solution to these technology demands is a shift in perspective: “The problem these companies are facing is their mindset. They have to move from their old-fashioned IT practices and move toward creating a software factory.”
Arroyo says that embracing DevOps at Arroyo Labs allowed his team to cut their sprints in half. “Our environments shifted to containers from start to finish years ago, from local development, through CI, to orchestrated deployments. We found that the more we automated our pipelines, the more we found ways to speed up deploys while increasing visibility and reliability. It allowed us to add features quickly without jeopardizing the quality we were known for.”
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