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DevOps-in-a-box and ROI

Companies like Netflix, Facebook, and Etsy are often used as examples to indicate the influence of DevOps on business growth. But still, organizations look for quantitative value to go with the change. 

To make this shift, Calculating the DevOps ROI is a significant way to show your board that it is assisting your IT employees in providing faster results. And, in order to assist you in making the best decision possible, we will discuss the following topics in today’s blog:

  • What Metrics to Consider while Measuring DevOps ROI 
    • Downtime
    • Productivity
  • How to maximize your DevOps ROI
  • An overview of DevOps Accelerator – DevOps-in-a-box
  • A breakdown of How companies function without DevOps-in-a-box
  • How things change with DevOps-in-a-box
  • FAQs

What Metrics to Consider while Measuring DevOps ROI

On the surface, we understand that DevOps accelerates the overall pace of software development and deployment, increases the quality of deliverables, and facilitates the faster resolution of issues.

It’s important to decide which metrics to use to measure DevOps ROI.

Let’s cover them here one by one.

Downtime – As per a study done by IDC and AppDynamics, Infrastructure dysfunction can cost $8,580 to $686,250 per hour, depending on the size of the firm. And on average, organizations facing downtimes lose $163,674 per year.

Apart from the financial loss, human expenses are also a big problem. According to the same study, 35% of respondents claimed that they had to spend 1 to 12 hours of work time fixing production issues.

Well, it’s obvious that server down is the path to payment down. At the same time, you should be aware that achieving zero downtime is difficult. Even Google has set a goal of 99.999 percent service availability.

Productivity – The productivity of the developer is the second metric that you should consider. According to a study, DevOps results in 30 times more deployment with 60 times fewer downtime incidents.  

This metric will help you set goals. For example, If you have a continuous integration and deployment process in place, then it can effectively reduce the production time by 2 hours.

So if you have 3 developers who push features into production on a daily basis, then 6 hours per day can be reallocated to create even more new features.

This advantage helps them to enter a new market at the right time or to launch an innovative product before competitors take market share.

How to Maximize Your DevOps ROI

If you want to maximize your DevOps ROI, you need to make your automation process strong. The automation process is like a dishwasher, while it is running you can do something else and believe that it will be clean at the end. So, corresponding to the DevOps Dishwasher utopia, you can have

  • A team that routinely delivers little chunks of work
  • A dependable, scalable Continuous Integration (CI) system that automatically tests all new code
  • A dependable, scalable test pipeline that automatically tests all new code
  • A Continuous Delivery (CD) system that automates the deployment of new code in production.
  • A scalable infrastructure
  • A group of developers and operations personnel who collaborate effectively 

An overview of DevOps Accelerator - DevOps-in-a-box

DevOps-in-a-box is a DevOps accelerator that helps you transform into well-organized release events so that you can focus more on providing quality value without worrying about delays and rising costs. It offers reusable templates and a self-service model, allowing software engineers to build their pipelines and deploy on their own. This way it facilitates you to improve the reliability of delivery while reducing the deployment time from weeks to hours.  Below are the 4 key aspects of our DevOps Accelerator
  • CI/CD Pipelines for all stages
  • Reusable templates to reduce time instantly
  • Parallel testing across browsers 
  • Cost Optimization & Security Compliance 

A Breakdown on How Companies Function Without DevOps-in-a-box

How Things Change with DevOps-in-a-box

FAQs

A1.  In DevOps, ROI refers to how quickly you can deploy new ideas to customers—and, more crucially, whether those ideas fit their demands.

Well, Because of the improved communication within your team and shared objectives between Ops and Devs, you'll be able to:

 

  • Save time on incident resolution
  • Launch new features faster
  • Decrease risks through process automation
  • Significantly enhance customer and developer satisfaction simultaneously.

A2. These are the major 6 areas where DevOps provides a significant return on investment

  1. Continuous Integration (CI) - A practice in which new code is validated by developers and testers.
  2. Continuous Delivery (CD): The process of producing releasable objects on a regular basis.
  3. Dynamic Cloud Infrastructure: Infrastructure virtualization that maximizes computing resources.
  4. Test Automation: Scripts for functional and interface testing.
  5. Security Automation: The scripts that execute security checks, also known as DevSecOps, are becoming increasingly popular.
  6. Monitoring: Constant monitoring of the environment in order to address problems before they arise.

A3. To calculate DevOps delivery value, follow the simple procedure.

Monitoring your deployment frequency over time and watching how it improves. 

For that, you should keep track of major changes to your organization's structure, personnel, or processes, and compare it to your deployment frequency throughout the same time period.

A4. It's simple to measure deployment automation.

  • Count how many manual steps there are in your deployment procedure. Work to eliminate those steps in a systematic manner.
  • Calculate the automation level (or percentage) in your deployment pipeline.
  • Calculate the amount of time spent on deployment pipeline delays.

the benefits of DevOps are simply too big to ignore.

Regardless of what is holding you back, the benefits of DevOps are simply too big to ignore. Our team can assist you to get started with DevOps-in-a-box and help you achieve DevOps maturity.

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