We work in partnership with Microsoft Azure and GitHub to deliver intelligent DevOps automation to our customers, allowing them to maximize ROI on their products, line-of-business applications, operational assets, and platforms. This creates competitive advantage in terms of enterprise agility and responsiveness to shifting business priorities and customer demands.
Release changes in minutes
The lightweight continuous integration and continuous delivery processes redefine corporate change management strategies by introducing new procedures and tools according to DevOps best practices. Teams can now 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. Modern DevOps strategies are key to realizing their value. 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 full potential, 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 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 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 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, 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 time-to-market by 10x, and cutting infrastructure costs in half.
How to measure continuous delivery?
When assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the continuous delivery process, we evaluate a number of metrics. We take the metrics defined in the award-winning book, Accelerate, compiled from research by Nicole Forsgren, PhD, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim, which comprehensively covers the science of lean software and DevOps to build and scale high performing technology organizations, and extend them:
- Lead time to change - the 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 the start of the development process.
- Deployment frequency - the number of production deployments over a period of time.
- Meantime to restore - how long it takes to roll back to the last stable version in the case of flawed deployments.
- Change fail percentage - the percentage of production deployment failures.
- Cost of CI/CD pipeline execution - how much it costs 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, our clients achieve a 10x speed-to-market increase. This while raising quality and efficiency in complex enterprise environments with thousands of developers and thousands of applications. We inject our digital-native culture, lead by example to demonstrate the value of DevOps, and spread it across the teams in the enterprise.
Digital-native companies may have already implemented continuous delivery — but still require the capability 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.
Speed-to-market is crucial for retailers and brands that have to constantly innovate to ensure superior customer experience, efficient fulfillment, and accurate analytics. Grid Dynamics brings years of experience implementing DevOps and CI/CD for Fortune-1000 retailers and brands, while enabling cloud and migration from monolithic to microservices architecture.
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.
Accelerate your digital transformation with continuous delivery and DevOps
We provide flexible engagement options to assess, design, and build continuous delivery processes. 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.
Schedule a free demo and briefing to learn about lightweight continuous delivery and continuous efficiency. You will learn how it differs from traditional CI/CD implementations and how it helps save money and boost speed-to-market.
We offer free half-day workshops with our top experts in DevOps to discuss the benefits, our strategic approach, and how to apply it in your environment.
If you're interested to see DevOps in action, we can start with a 1-2 week proof-of-concept project to demonstrate the quality and performance enhancement in your business environment.
If you're at the stage of requirements analysis and strategy development, we can start with a 2-3 week discovery phase to help develop the business case, design an optimized DevOps solution and build a transformation roadmap.
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