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FEATURE : SOFTWARE
the Software Deployment Pain Points and Risks for
Developers report .
The most common cloud environment organizations deploy to today is a multiple public and one private cloud setup . IT decision-makers cite multicloud deployments being too complex as the top issue that needs to be addressed with their app development and deployment . One quarter reports the top challenge is the time from development to deployment being too long .
The overwhelming majority ( 82 %) of IT leaders say ensuring reliable deployments is their top app development and deployment priority . Just 9 % say releasing faster than their competitors is a top priority . While more than half of IT leaders report that their organization can deploy safely and reliably to different targets , 53 % believe they have elite or almost elite stability . Only a quarter feel their organization can reliably manage hundreds of apps or microservices .
The top three metrics that respondents track to measure software deployment quality are customer satisfaction , competitive response and financial results and return to stakeholders .
Software deployment pain points and risks for developers
Software developers should be able to focus on writing code and creating differentiating value , not deploying code . Due to development complexities , teams face many pain points , which are revealed in
The average team works with more than 20 deployment environments , and GitHub and GitLab are the most common ways teams trigger their deployments . Deployment frequency is the top success metric for deployments , selected by 52 % of engineering and operations leaders .
The most common pain point reported : too many manual steps . About half of respondents also cited a lack of consistency and the inability to easily deploy new software versions alongside old ones . Poor processes and workflows are the primary cause of these challenges , followed closely by developer talent and the organization ’ s tech stack .
“ This report highlights the continuing challenges and emerging needs of the developer community . Armory is dedicated to innovating solutions to solve critical problems and remove deployment demands on developers ,” said Jim Douglas , CEO , Armory . p

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON WRITING

CODE AND CREATING DIFFERENTIATING VALUE ,

NOT DEPLOYING CODE .

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