Enterprise Scale Deployments
It has been said that all companies are software companies. For a company to win in this software-driven world, speed-to-market is critical – it can be the difference between success and failure. To achieve speed-to-market, organizations must deploy at enterprise scale.
Armory and Gartner Peer Insights sampled 100 engineering and operations professionals to better understand their current efforts to achieve speed-to-market.
of respondents most commonly use rolling deployments as their primary deployment strategy
of respondents measure software deployment quality by customer satisfaction.
of IT leaders say ensuring reliable deployments is their application development priority.
Data collection: April 9 – June 28, 2022
Respondents: 100 IT, engineering, and information security leaders
With diverse team sizes, multi cloud and rolling deployments are the norm
The most common (45%) cloud environment organizations deploy to today is a multiple public and one private cloud set up.
Which best describes the different environments you deploy to today?
0% One public cloud only
0% Private clouds only
At least half of IT leaders cite Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Virtualized environments / virtual machines (VMs), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) as current deployment targets.
What are your current
0% None of the above
Armory makes deploying to Kubernetes easy and scalable with a simple declarative GitOps experience
The most commonly used advanced deployment method is rolling deployments (60%) while canary deployments (37%) are least used.
Which advanced deployment methods do you use or would you like to use?
About half (44%) of organizations have between 51 – 100 developers, while 34% have more than 100. In terms of applications, most organizations (49%) have between 1 -50.
How many developers and applications
are in your organization?
Customer satisfaction and agility are key metrics for IT decision makers
The top 3 metrics that respondents track to measure software deployment quality are customer satisfaction (67%). competitive response (62%), and financial results and return to stakeholders (60%).
What metrics do you track against the quality of your deployment?
75% of IT leaders actively track Lead Time for Changes for their deployments
What metrics do you actively track and
use as KPIs for your deployments?
Reliability is a top priority, but multi cloud deployments are a challenge
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.
What is your organization’s top priority with regards to app development and deployment?
Armory makes increasing reliability easy with progressive deployments and single-click rollbacks
IT decision makers cite multi cloud deployments being too complex (62%) as the top issue that needs to be addressed with their app development and deployment. One quarter (25%) report their top challenge is the time from development to deployment is too long.
What is your engineering team’s top issue
that needs to be addressed when it comes
to app development and deployment?
The majority (51%) of IT leaders report that their organization can deploy safely and reliably to different targets. Only 26% feel their organizations can reliably manage 100s of apps or microservices.
Please select the statements that
accurately describe your organization’s capabilities.
53% of IT leaders say they have elite or almost elite stability. Multi-target capabilities across clouds, geographies, or environments is a struggle or needs improvement from 22% of organizations.
Enterprise scale deployments are defined as Elite Velocity + Elite
Stability + Multi-target Capabilities + Extensible Orchestration.
Please rate on a 1 – 5 scale how well you feel your organization
performs in these areas
deployment speed and lead time for changes
change failure rate and speed to restore
across clouds, geographies, or environments
scaling of apps/microservices, developers, Kubernetes clusters, etc.
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