3 Key Considerations for DevOps Automation

DevOps automation tools are a multibillion dollar industry increasingly adopted by enterprises looking to achieve agile goals and streamline deployment. According to the latest Version One “State of Agile” report, enterprises are not only quicker to adopt automation methodologies, but are integrating them more broadly and deeply into their organizations.

Automation triggers productivity. DevOps employ automation methodologies as a lean practice aimed at reducing manual labor, eliminating communication delays between development teams and across departments, and as a way to effectively tackle issues as these come up throughout the SDLC (software development life cycle).  

But automating DevOps is not a simple case of the more the merrier and the amount and placement of automation tools in the development phase, the testing phase and the post-deployment stage is paramount to determining its effectiveness.

If you’re at the point where you’re considering introducing or increasing your company’s dependency on automation, the following is a three step thought process to automate your mindset:

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#1 – Evaluate Your DevOps Automation Needs

Look at the current state of your DevOps, how often do you release software updates? How fast are you receiving feedback during the production lifecycle? How effective are you at remediation? Do your developers often cause delay by checking in bad quality code and breaking the build? How often do you produce status reports and how transparent are they to your entire organization?

Once you have these answers locked down, it is time to take a long hard look at how long these processes are taking you, how accurate their results are,  and if they can be effectively implemented at scale. Chances are that if these processes are being handled manually, you are wasting valuable development and security resources on processes (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – WhiteSource authored by Anat Richter. Read the original post at: https://resources.whitesourcesoftware.com/blog-whitesource/3-key-considerations-for-devops-automation