New Executive Briefing for Business Leaders: Adapt and Thrive
A new executive briefing entitled Adapt and Thrive explains the benefits of the GitOps software delivery model to business leaders involved in digital transformation
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In this briefing for business leaders, we examine the ways in which GitOps can help businesses to compete more effectively.
For anyone outside of technical roles, approaches to software delivery like DevOps and GitOps can seem too abstract to be of real use. Yet more and more, the speed at which an organization can develop, deploy and update software (be it a web application, mobile application or even a distributed digital product) is seen to be pivotal to business success – just look at the work of the DevOps Research and Assessment group (DORA) for the proof.
In a new executive briefing, we explain some of the most important business benefits of adopting a model like GitOps, focusing on areas that are vital for organizations across all sectors.
The Emergence of Cloud Native Software
After explaining the recent shift to cloud native development, the ubiquity of the container orchestration system Kubernetes and the rise of DevOps as an approach to managing this new world, the briefing explores the key benefits of GitOps in turn.
First up is the speed with which organizations can deliver new software features – a metric long identified by DORA as pivotal. GitOps enables development teams to move faster without breaking things – in fact, without compromise to stability, security or compliance – but more on those factors in a moment.
The Pursuit of Profitable Acceleration
In essence, it’s about the pursuit of profitable acceleration: an increase in speed of software deployment without simply buying more developers, more computing resources and more licenses – the brute force approach. Yet accelerating profitably, the white paper argues, is about far more than that. It’s about designing a software delivery pipeline that enables your teams to move fast, but with guardrails in place. Which means you need access controls and compliance baked in. Above all, your pipeline and toolset need to be easy for your teams to adopt. The more they can continue to use familiar tools, the flatter the learning curve will be – which means less time wasted on training and more time spent contributing to the organization’s bottom line. It can even contribute to greater job satisfaction among developers – something that in turn can aid retention of your most highly skilled technical staff.
Don’t Overlook Security and Compliance
Critical in all things digital today is the issue of security. Yet while network security and endpoint protection hog the headlines, software delivery pipelines are becoming more popular targets for malicious actors. Compliance – arguably security’s less glamorous cousin – has grown in importance alongside security, as the legislative load global companies must shoulder continues to grow.
But as the briefing explains, GitOps is about more than just speed. It includes automated policy controls you can use to put security and compliance-enhancing ‘guardrails’ around all the valuable work your developers and operations teams do. Which frees them up to work faster, giving your business a competitive edge.
To learn more about GitOps and how it can benefit your business, download ‘Adapt and Thrive’ today – and see how software delivery can be pivotal in your digital transformation.