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.
When assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the continuous delivery process, we evaluate a number of metrics. We take the metrics defined in the Accelerate book, and extend them:
- Lead time to change - a time between a code commit and production deployment. In some cases, measuring lead time to change can start from the creation of a requirement or starting of the development process. However, since development speed heavily depends on the complexity of requirements, it is not always possible to do it.
- Deployment frequency - the number of production deployments over a period of time.
- Meantime to restore - how long does it take to roll back to the last stable version in case the deployment went bad.
- Change fail percentage - what percentage of production deployments fail.
- Cost of CICD pipeline execution - how much does it cost to execute a continuous integration, delivery, and deployment for a single change.
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 starter kits, 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 starter kits 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.
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