Beyond reducing repetitive manual work and accelerating product delivery, investing in the right CI/CD tools and automation can dramatically lower costs for your organization. Here’s how you can take full advantage of CI/CD automation cost benefits.
Automation is still a challenge.
Despite the clear benefits of CI/CD, many companies are still shying away from full automation.
In CAEPE’s recent survey of DevOps and Kubernetes practitioners, automation and team skills were the top CI/CD tool chain challenges identified.
70% of survey respondents still required manual steps in their CD strategy. The top reasons for this included:
- internal policy & process
- limited technology
See the hidden cost savings of CI/CD.
Time freed up from full CI/CD automation results in significant cost savings across the board.
Reduce costly downtime
Automation improves reliability of deployments, reduces impact on revenue or credibility that could potentially result from extensive downtime.
Product development and release processes are more reliable when automated. Developers waste less time bug-fixing and can focus on improving quality, increasing DevOps ROI and pushing out new features faster.
Lower learning curve
Automated CI/CD pipelines free up developers from time consuming manual tasks. The learning curve and training costs for new team members are dramatically reduced.
Bring down staff costs
All successful software products and services evolve significantly in their lifetimes. Automation eliminates many fixed costs embedded in the release process, substantially reducing the cost of making incremental changes to software as they evolve.
Foundations for CI/CD automation.
To move towards full CI/CD automation, consider these key items:
Automate CD confidently with CAEPE.
CAEPE is an advanced Kubernetes CD tool designed to help DevOps teams deploy their enterprise Kubernetes applications with confidence. With CAPE, you can: