Just as the urgency for digital businesses to move faster has grown, excitement around DevOps has exploded. Yet challenges persist, as many companies realize that the seemingly simple DevOps concepts of collaboration and transparency can be quite difficult in practice
While dimensions like cultural transformation and automation are important, data is a sometimes overlooked but crucial unifying force for successful DevOps initiatives. With data-driven DevOps powered by the New Relic platform, you get visibility and detailed metrics for every aspect of your digital business—applications, infrastructure, and customer experience.
3 steps to success
The New Relic platform is designed to help you get the data you need to establish clear and measurable objectives that sharpen focus across teams. Our goal is to help your organization establish a common set of KPIs, eliminate silos, and move faster confidently as a data-driven team.
There are three phases to a successful DevOps journey:
- Prepare. Begin by measuring your current state and making sure you can see everything with instrumentation across all of your technologies. Set goals for your DevOps implementation.
- Activate. Use that instrumentation to monitor and quickly surface the information that will allow you to fix problems fast.
- Optimize. Continue to automate, and replicate your successful DevOps practices across the organization.
Prepare: Establish measurable DevOps objectives from the start
Wherever your apps are hosted, in the cloud or on-premise, New Relic software can show you the data you need to start your DevOps journey.
- Get visibility into basic issues affecting customer experience and establish quick wins before setting a baseline for additional optimization efforts.
- Set SLOs (service level objectives), which provide a powerful mechanism to codify DevOps goals in a way that can be measured and shared.
- Set up alerting to be notified when performance has a negative impact on key business indicators. Well-defined alerting is critical to helping busy engineers understand system health and to drive response to performance problems before they affect customers.