In the global business environment, rapidly disrupted by digitization, organizations need to embrace not just new business models but also innovative ways of developing applications and technologies that support them. The balance that enterprises can create between agility, time-to-market, and costs is a key success factor for survival and competitiveness. DevOps is one of the vehicles in enterprise agility strategy that makes it possible.
Most literature defines DevOps scope as "continuous integration and continuous delivery." This definition is valid for businesses born in the "Agile Era" where they were built from the ground up exclusively using DevOps tools and processes. However, few enterprises fit this native-born DevOps model. The clear majority of enterprises are not DevOps-organized or optimized. They have legacy systems, an existing organization/culture, working procedures, and legal compliance to consider. These systems have been painstakingly developed and matured over a period of decades in some instances. DevOps in these environments cannot just focus on continuous delivery and integration. To preserve resources, protect assets, and still provide DevOps benefits, therefore, enterprises on a DevOps journey should take a more inclusive and enterprise-encompassing view.
This whitepaper explores Unisys' holistic approach to DevOps that delivers the most for Enterprises.