Large enterprise adoption of DevOps practices is limited to pockets of the organization or portions of the engineering functions and automation.
This leaves out a high number of manual processes around change approval, deployment, testing, release planning and coordination, and test environment management. Plutora enables DevOps adoption at enterprise scale providing the business with a control center that coordinates the development and operations by integrating into existing engineering toolchains.
The Problem with Enterprise DevOps at Scale
The goal of DevOps is to deliver features faster, more frequently and with higher quality by unifying both development and operations. According to a recent State of DevOps report, IT organizations have been successful in adopting these practices, but DevOps has not been adopted widely in the enterprise. Large enterprises face unique challenges. Large-scale portfolios contain applications that have been inherited via acquisition and are maintained by disparate teams and include a mix of both modern and legacy type architectures.
Enterprise DevOps at Scale with Plutora
Plutora DevOps Quality Studio transforms the Continuous Delivery process by correlating data from existing DevOps toolchains combined with modules to manage releases, test environments, testing process and deployment activities. The orchestration of automated and manual software release pipelines provides a single view of releases and associated metrics, such as application quality.
Plutora enables DevOps at scale by making it possible to share responsibility between development and operations regardless of development methodology, technology stack, or transition services process required. Geography, vendor involvement, technology stack, heritage portfolio, on-premises vs cloud, and code ownership are made transparent by having connections to each relevant system and a robust orchestration and collaboration engine. Test environments are managed in a single location with full information regarding application impact, schedules and coordination with release pipelines. Quality information is continuously available including unit tests, automated testing and manual testing.
The enterprise has heterogeneous systems that are supported by both internal and external resources who are geographically dispersed. While internal teams can mandate a development methodology, external teams integrate code in a series of stages including integration, staging and finally production. These delivery stages create extra problems – coordinating and managing test environments at scale. Each environment instance is complex with a mix of technologies, servers, middleware, databases and communication layers. Agile methods place increasing pressure on already constrained availability of resources, their configuration, and test data. The enterprise is already stressed with a high degree of dependencies as projects must move in concert with each other to deliver value to the business. Failures carry significant potential financial, legal and customer perception risks.