If you’re in DevOps, chances are your organization has moved to Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), or will be in the near future. And, why not? It enables greater agility so your teams can release products faster. That leads to happier customers, and happier customers means more revenue.
While that’s the vision, the reality hasn’t been quite so pretty. That’s because there are two main gaps in CI/CD: speed and reliability. When it comes to speed, are you waiting days or longer for IT to provision your tech stack for testing? You’re not alone. Research from CloudBolt shows that two-thirds of enterprises typically wait days, weeks, or even longer for provisioning.
As for infrastructure reliability, 96% of enterprises believe continuous infrastructure testing is vital for 24/7/365 reliability. Yet 55% believe it’s difficult to proactively detect infrastructure issues in their CI/CD pipeline.
Integrating technology seamlessly is a challenge, too. More than half of IT leaders complain about no automated process to manage infrastructure. Meanwhile, post-provisioning visibility hampers resource usage, and adds to cloud costs. Limited resource visibility and governance are cited as roadblocks to making CI/CD successful.
Fortunately, there is a better, new, and intelligent way.