|By RealWire News Distribution||
|January 28, 2014 09:14 PM EST||
Independent Survey Shows Practice has Grown Beyond Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Companies, Becoming the New Normal for Software Development across Business Types
WOKINGHAM, UK, January 28, 2014 - Perforce Software today announced research findings on Continuous Delivery showing higher-than-anticipated adoption rates across industries and types of end products. Driven by consumer demands for rapid innovation and already practiced by many SaaS companies, Continuous Delivery is a methodology that automates and streamlines development and speeds up the release lifecycle.
"Constant, ongoing, business-driven change is expediting the growth of Continuous Delivery practices across multiple industry verticals," said Julie Craig, research director at Enterprise Management Associates. "Software code is being developed in smaller increments, released more often, and deployed more frequently than in the past. Some large companies deliver thousands of code changes per day, and even small companies can deliver 50 or 60 production changes daily, particularly in the online world."
65 percent of survey respondents indicated they practice Continuous Delivery for at least some projects, with 28 percent of respondents saying they practice it across all their projects. Nearly half of respondents said they believe it has been adopted by their competitors - revealing that software developers, managers and executives view Continuous Delivery as the new normal for software development.
The survey included more than 600 participants across the U.S. and the U.K. Perceptions of the benefits and challenges posed by Continuous Delivery were largely consistent across roles, geographies and industries.
Most respondents are familiar with Continuous Delivery and its associated methodologies:
Nearly all of the executives and managers surveyed are at least somewhat aware of it (97%), compared to 84% of software developers.
Developers, managers and executives with 6 to 20 years of work experience claim the most familiarity.
Continuous Delivery is more familiar to people working on distributed teams than teams in single locations, even though adoption rates are similar between the two groups.
Continuous Delivery is not just for SaaS companies anymore
While 80% of SaaS companies report adoption of Continuous Delivery practices, non-SaaS companies are catching up, with 51% of respondents indicating that they've started practicing Continuous Delivery across at least some projects or teams.
Barriers to adoption vary by industry as SaaS companies work to perfect their models and non-SaaS companies strive to better integrate their technologies
SaaS companies see a lack of skilled people as the biggest barrier to adoption, showing they have an established infrastructure.
Non-SaaS companies see the integration of automation technologies as the biggest barrier to adoption, indicating more challenging processes across the build and release lifecycle.
Collaboration platforms are critical to Continuous Delivery success
95% of respondents view their collaboration platform as important.
71% view it as extremely important or very important to success.
Among respondents from SaaS companies, which have higher rates of adoption, 83% view their collaboration platform as very or extremely important.
Corporate culture is least ready for migration to Continuous Delivery
Only 40% of respondents believe their corporate culture is ready.
53% of respondents believe their technology is ready and 59% believe their staff are ready.
"Continuous Delivery might seem like a new concept to some, but at Perforce we've seen customers like Salesforce.com, the New York Stock Exchange and many of our gaming industry customers practicing it for years," said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO, Perforce Software. "More and more companies are shifting their build, test and release processes to Continuous Delivery in order to meet the heightened expectations customers have for receiving better products faster."
The "Continuous Delivery: The New Normal for Software" report was commissioned by Perforce Software, provider of the versioning engine behind many of the world's most innovative companies. Perforce is the only versioning platform that manages all types of digital content, including hardware designs, source code, art work, test plans, test data, system environment configurations, build tools and documentation. Version control of these assets is foundational to Continuous Delivery, making it possible for companies to confidently and compliantly automate their software development, testing and delivery processes.
To learn more about this report, please visit: http://info.perforce.com/continuous-delivery-survey-report.html
Evans Data Corporation fielded the online study in the U.S. and United Kingdom on behalf of Perforce in September 2013. Six-hundred respondents participated in the survey. Of the 300 respondents from each country, approximately one-third were individual developers or contributors to software projects, one-third were managers, and one-third were executives. Functional areas represented included development, QA/release, DevOps, system architects, and IT/management. All respondents were from organisations with more than 100 employees, and their own development organisations.
About Perforce Software
Perforce version management solutions power Continuous Delivery. Perforce is trusted by industry-leading companies like Salesforce.com, SAP and the New York Stock Exchange to manage their most valuable IP. Perforce products help teams work in concert on important digital assets including software code, documents, multimedia, spreadsheets, images and more. They are unique in their ability to handle large and distributed collections of content, enabling higher productivity, lower costs, improved security and compliance. The company is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with international operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit www.perforce.com.
O: +1 510-473-3186
C: +1 415-955-7483
O: +1 312-233-1361
C: +1 773-822-6182
Maxine Ambrose/Jim Buchanan
O: +44 1491 412944
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offe...
Jul. 31, 2015 12:47 PM EDT
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 122
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Jul. 31, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 117
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
Jul. 31, 2015 10:50 AM EDT
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.
Jul. 31, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 140
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducte...
Jul. 31, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 301
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Jul. 31, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 158
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Jul. 30, 2015 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,399
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
Jul. 30, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 889
Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.
Jul. 30, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,803
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
Jul. 30, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,090
Public Cloud IaaS started its life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adop...
Jul. 30, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,205
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jul. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 452
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
Jul. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,741
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Jul. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 488