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Why Businesses Cannot Attain DevOps Maturity

DevOps has been gaining traction for the past decade. Many businesses had invested in DevOps a long time back but are yet to achieve desired results. According to Puppet State of DevOps report 2021, only 18% of organizations have evolved highly in their DevOps transformation.

The rest, 78%, are somewhere midway in their DevOps journey, far from their destination. What could be the causes for businesses to get stuck in the middle of their DevOps journey?

Let’s find out.

1. Legacy Architecture

29% of businesses are still stuck with legacy architectures, according to Puppet. They are still in silos and not able to reap the full advantages of the cloud. Only 20% of organizations in the middle of the DevOps journey utilize cloud completely to facilitate DevOps.

In comparison, 57% of top DevOps performers utilize the cloud fully to gain business advantages.

2. Lack on Automation

19% of businesses are stuck midway in their DevOps journey due to limited or zero automation. Organizations either don’t have the resources or are not willing to invest in streamlining workflow.

As a result, they cannot proceed forward in their DevOps journeys.

3. Skills Shortage

We have around 24 million developers across the world. The number may seem significant but accounts for only 1% of the global workforce.

Shortage of skills is a common problem across the tech industry. It is why 33% of organizations cannot evolve in their DevOps efforts, as per Puppet.

4. Ambiguous Responsibilities

Every DevOps team should have clear roles for every member. Whether it’s your developers, ops, or security, everyone must know their responsibilities and what they are accountable for.

Otherwise, you will be stuck midway in your DevOps journey like 18% of organizations, according to Puppet.

5. Inadequate Feedback Loops

18% of businesses have insufficient feedback loops that hamper their DevOps initiatives, says Puppet.

One of the advantages of DevOps is the ability to react quickly to changes. However, you need quick and adequate feedback to become proactive, which is not the case for most organizations.

As a result, they cannot move past the middle level of DevOps evolution.

6. Inability to Share Best Practices

DevOps best practices allow developers to take advantage of established trends for more reliability. However, you need to be aware of the best practices to follow them. Sadly, that is not the case for 17% of businesses, according to Puppet.

Not following best practices means causing intentional damage to your DevOps growth. As a result, you cannot achieve DevOps maturity easily.

7. Resistance to Change

DevOps is a culture of change. Therefore, your business needs to have a culture that welcomes change.

Unfortunately, 21% of organizations show resistance to change and stay in the mid-level of DevOps evolution.

Final Thoughts

Businesses need to take the right steps to attain DevOps maturity. They can work with an experienced DevOps partner to ensure a smooth journey and achieve success. Join hands with Neuswyft today to enjoy the best talent and expertise to foster your DevOps growth. Get in touch with us today to know how we can help.

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