Barriers Delay Many DevOps and Cloud Deployments

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Barriers Delay Many DevOps and Cloud Deployments

    Barriers Delay Many DevOps and Cloud Deployments

    Many companies have to wait a week or longer to obtain IT infrastructure. Cloud-based solutions and DevOps approaches would help, but there are obstacles.

Without access to self-service tech delivery, most organizations wait more than a week to acquire needed IT infrastructure, according to a recent annual survey from Quali. The majority of companies, in fact, still depend on outdated and counterproductive ticket-based processes to obtain tech infrastructure. As a result, it is seldom delivered within a day. To counter this, many tech teams are deploying cloud-based solutions and adopting DevOps approaches, taking advantage of popular tools such as Jenkins, Docker, Puppet and Chef. Open-source environments drive many of these efforts. However, a number of barriers—including challenges related to company culture, testing automation, legacy systems, budget constraints and application complexities—stand in the way of success. Many apps in traditional environments, for example, are considered too complex for the cloud. As a result, very few run in the hybrid cloud, even within organizations that use a hybrid cloud. More than 2,000 IT professionals and executives took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2017-03-28
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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