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Break the monolith! Loosely coupled architecture brings DevOps success

Break the monolith! Loosely coupled architecture brings DevOps success

Read the full, original post on DevOps Agenda.


Puppet and DORA’s State of DevOps Report keeps growing. The report aims to show the changes and growth across DevOps in the enterprise this past year and to help IT leaders understand the trends in the industry. In fact, in the four years Puppet has published the report, there have been over 25,000 responses from people working across all industries and verticals — not just tech companies, but highly regulated industries like insurance, healthcare and government. Furthermore, 25% of responses came from large enterprises with more than 10,000 employees.

One of the most useful ways to interpret this report is to look for commonalities among organizations using DevOps to successfully deploy quality products. This year, the report shows that a loosely coupled architecture and team is one of the strongest indicators of continuous delivery and DevOps success. This points to an emerging pattern regarding one of the most effective ways to structure your architecture toward this goal — in the form of microservices.

So, how can you decompose monolithic applications into microservices to power your business forward? Based on a recent discussion I had with Jez Humble, CTO of DevOps Research and Assessment and a principal author of the State of DevOps Report, there are some key points to share.

Read the full, original post on DevOps Agenda.

More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.