India Tops In Adoption Of Advanced DevOps In APJ

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 30, 2016


Indian companies are rapidly adopting DevOps, which is an organizational approach to break down the silos that have built up between development and operational teams. A recent global survey “Assembling the DevOps Jigsaw” by CA Technologies states that 78 percent of Indian IT leaders have adopted some aspects of DevOps, which has shown a rise in adoption from last year.

In Asia Pacific & Japan region, India ranks number one in the market with 24 percent adoption of Advanced DevOps. Interest is high because DevOps is a key component of satisfying customer and becoming more agile. Businesses have realized DevOps enables them in keeping pace with escalating customer demands, creating new and innovative customer experiences and rapid response to requests from business.

The global online survey of 1,442 senior IT and business executives highlights that 78 percent of Indian IT leaders in India have implemented some aspect of DevOps to launch new services or applications faster than before, due to increased customer demands. This is second to China (83 percent) in Asia Pacific & Japan region.

Commenting on the study findings, Sunil Manglore, Managing Director, CA Technologies India said “In India, we continue to witness rapid adoption of DevOps to empower organisations on their digital transformation strategy to accelerate business growth. Businesses in India are moving away from traditional fixed production cycle to continuous innovations and lean delivery. 

This is equipping them to become more agile and adopt to market conditions rolling out products faster in the application economy. To maximize DevOps potential, organizations need to firm up IT skill sets with critical enablers to drive collaboration and continuous innovation.”

Advanced DevOps adopters

In APJ, as compared to those without DevOps, advanced DevOps adopters were 2.2 times more likely to have seen improvements in customer retention and twice more likely to have seen improvements in customer acquisition. They also see nearly 50 percent more improvements in customer profitability and more income streams.

According to the survey, the top three demand drivers in APJ for implementing DevOps were to keep pace with escalating customer demands; to have rapid response to business requests, and to create new and innovative customer experiences.

To maximize DevOps effectiveness

In India, businesses are seen to be showing a great deal of DevOps effectiveness.Seventy percent of the respondents who have implemented DevOps in India have a well-defined DevOps strategy and objectives. Over half respondents who have already implemented DevOps consider Security and compliance measures important.

Furthermore, while 50 percent of India respondents considered business stakeholder education to be important, and 38 percent are gaining the importance of ensuring adequate knowledge of business priorities within IT. The study observed that successfully fostering teamwork remains a significant barrier to DevOps success.

Respondents in India found the breaking down of cultural barriers between Dev and Ops  teams to be the most challenging task, with almost 43 percent having achieved cultural harmony within IT.

Besides the above factors, cross functional IT processes, relevant IT knowledge and skills, right infrastructure and tooling, right suppliers and support are the other four pieces to assemble an amazing DevOps practice.

The below infographics explains how companies are increasingly moving to DevOps and how much they have benefitted from the adoption.devops