Forrester Research interviewed digital leaders at enterprise organizations and found that, on average, they were maintaining 268 customer-facing websites and applications.
As the number of websites you manage continues to grow, so do the number of challenges in managing it. Often the websites are designed by different teams, are built using different languages and frameworks, and run on different hosting solutions with different DevOps tools and workflows. What is the secret to managing a diverse and sprawling website portfolio at scale while still controlling costs and driving predictability?
We’re all familiar with DevOps: combining software development and IT operations to shorten development life cycle and supply continuous delivery. A unified DevOps strategy delivers the same promise of speed, security, and predictability, but standarizes it across all your websites and applications. It sounds simple, but many haven’t taken the time and resources to make it a reality.
If you haven’t incorporated a unified DevOps strategy into your website management strategy, then you’re feeling the results. Your IT expenditures are swelling alarmingly, your development teams are working at cross-purposes, and your security protocols are patchy and difficult to coordinate. When different websites and applications follow different DevOps procedures, developers struggle jumping into different projects and therefore they become siloed and collaboration is constrained. Now’s the time to change that.
While it provides many valuable benefits, a unified DevOps strategy is incredibly complex to manage. It usually requires an organization to have a team dedicated to build and maintain a DevOps platform capable of:
However, rather than creating your own unified DevOps platform, you can partner with a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider to build and maintain the platform and all its components. You and your team are then free to focus your resources on developing outstanding websites and applications.
With Platform.sh, you’ll be able to reap the full benefits of your unified DevOps strategy.
Our team is available to answer any questions you have about unifying your DevOps strategy and how Platform.sh can help.Talk to an Expert