Release changes in minutes
The lightweight continuous integration and continuous delivery process redefined corporate change management strategy. This was achieved by introducing new procedures and tools according to DevOps best practices. With this process, teams can deliver changes to production in less than an hour without sacrificing quality.
Deploy 100s of changes in parallel
Companies rely on microservices architecture to “divide and conquer” enterprise complexity. With modern microservices platforms, service mesh, and the right approach to testing, each application and service within the architecture can be released independently. This dramatically increases the total number of changes that an enterprise can deploy in parallel.
Increase reliability and stability
Infrastructure-as-code and immutable infrastructure approaches, coupled with small incremental deployments and DevOps best practices, enable continuous deployment and reduce the number of configuration issues during production deployment by an order of magnitude. Cloud infrastructure and container-based platforms help to further increase reliability and stability.
Raise quality while lowering risk
Continuous integration and delivery are not possible without a modern approach to quality assurance. Unit testing, functional testing, integration testing, performance testing, and security testing all need to be included in the DevOps pipeline to increase quality. However, while test automation is important, it often results in missed expectations when done in isolation. To realize the full potential benefits, companies should also invest in test data management, environment management, “testing in production”, and other important techniques.
Boost development productivity
Automating all stages of the continuous delivery process is the key to achieving high productivity and speed to market while staying compliant with corporate change management policies. From automated builds to automated deployments, continuous delivery platforms help cross-functional teams focus on delivering business value and reducing human errors.
Reduce cloud environments cost
After migrating to the cloud, enterprises often discover they’re now paying increased infrastructure costs. The ease of provisioning test environments contributes to these elevated cloud costs. The lightweight continuous delivery process and continuous monitoring of the DevOps pipeline can help drastically reduce infrastructure costs and further increase speed to market.
How does lightweight continuous delivery work?
Most companies undergoing a digital transformation, cloud migration, microservices adoption, and DevOps enablement programs do not realize the full power of end-to-end continuous delivery. Teams tend to stop at automating the continuous integration process and leave their existing change management procedures in place.
Our approach to implementing continuous delivery is to analyze core change management policies, but importantly to also redesign procedures and implement processes from scratch to take advantage of modern tooling and DevOps best practices. As a result, we implement a lightweight pipeline that satisfies the most rigorous change management policies while boosting the time to market by 10x and cutting infrastructure costs in half.
We bring more than 10 years of experience in implementing continuous delivery processes and adopting DevOps best practices for Fortune-1000 enterprises. Together with cloud migration, automation, and microservices architecture adoption, we can achieve a 10x speed to market increase. This is all while raising quality and efficiency in complex enterprise environments with thousands of developers and thousands of applications. We inject our digital-native culture and lead by example to demonstrate the value of DevOps and spread it across the teams in the enterprise.
Digital transformation is accelerating in financial services companies, requiring higher enterprise agility and speed to market. We have years of experience implementing continuous delivery processes, end‑to‑end automation, and DevOps culture at Fortune‑1000 financial services companies using our accelerators, solutions, and top engineering talent combined with digital native culture.
Speed to market is crucial for retailers and brands that have to constantly innovate to ensure the best customer experience, efficient fulfillment, and accurate analytics. Grid Dynamics brings years of experience in adopting DevOps and CICD in Fortune-1000 retailers and brands while enabling cloud and migrating from monolithic to microservices architecture.
Digital-native companies may have already implemented continuous delivery — but then need to scale fast. These companies can take advantage of Grid Dynamics’ DevOps culture, top engineering talent, and open-source platforms to scale teams, increase operational efficiency, and boost the productivity of implementing new apps and services.
Accelerate digital transformation with continuous delivery and DevOps
We provide flexible engagement options to assess, design, and build the continuous delivery process. We also provide the necessary tooling and knowledge to migrate to a microservices architecture, onboard cloud, and adopt DevOps best practices. Clients can take advantage of our accelerators to increase their speed to market and reduce risk. Contact us today to start with a workshop, discovery, or PoC.
If you are not satisfied with your current CICD implementation or are at the beginning of the DevOps journey, we can start with a 2 to 3 week discovery phase to perform gap analysis, design your solution, and build an implementation and adoption roadmap.
If you have already identified a specific system or team to onboard continuous delivery, we can start with a 4 to 8‑week proof‑of‑concept project to deliver tangible results for your company.
We offer free half-day workshops with our top experts in cloud and DevOps to discuss your continuous delivery strategy, challenges, optimization opportunities, and industry best practices.
Schedule a free demo and briefing to learn about lightweight continuous delivery and continuous efficiency. You will learn how it differs from traditional CICD implementations and how it helps save money and boost speed to market.