DevOps-Ready IT: Accelerate Software Delivery for Success in the Digital Economy

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In today’s digital economy, the ability to bring new software applications and updates to market quickly is a key to competitive advantage. For companies in diverse industries, the goal is the same: Get high-quality software into production as fast as possible.

In this quest to accelerate release cycles, organizations must get beyond historical barriers that impede the rapid delivery of the software that keeps an enterprise competitive. In too many cases, processes tend to be inefficient, slow, and prone to failed releases. Much of the blame for the problem can be laid at the feet of organizational structures that mandate conflicting goals for the two key departments at either end of the application development chain: development/testing (dev/test) and operations.

Where dev/test teams want to push their applications and updates into production quickly, operations teams want to go more slowly in order to maintain control and keep applications and systems available. The resulting conflict results in slow application delivery, and, over time, can cause an enterprise to fall behind the competition. To overcome these challenges, growing numbers of companies are putting themselves on the path to DevOps transformation. This white paper explores the cultural and structural changes IT should consider as it moves toward DevOps-Ready IT, and the role of a cloud management platform. The paper features the solution VMware provides with VMware vRealize® Suite, based on Intel® based server platforms, and how it supports companies adopting DevOps initiatives.

VMware’s vRealize® Suite, on Intel® based server platforms, is an Enterprise-ready, cloud management platform delivering the industry’s most complete solution for managing heterogeneous, hybrid clouds.

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