This morning on #c9d9 we discussed how your Artifact Repository comes into play in your DevOps and software release processes.
Versioning everything is an important prerequisite – and a predictor – for your DevOps success and IT performance. Versioning is crucial both for source code, for binaries, and for your processes.
The State of the DevOps Reports have consistently shown that version control is one of the top two predictors of deployment lead time, deployment frequency and MTTR, as well as high job satisfaction. Interestingly, version control of production artifact is even a higher predictor than version control of source code – as it stores all production configuration as well as the verified builds and all dependencies. This allows Dev and Ops to easily reproduce on-demand all artifacts and environments throughout the pipeline stages, to achieve consistent deployments.
Like your delivery pipeline, Artifact Repositories span all the way from CI through to Production Release – connecting Dev, with Ops, with everything in between.
On the podcast, we discussed some of the challenges with managing binaries for large-scale releases and DevOps processes, and some best practices for optimizing your Repos to support CD pipelines, automated deployment and enterprise work-loads.
Watch the replay of the episode:
This episode features:
and — Philip Lombardi, Senior Software Engineer at Datawire.io
On the next episode of Continuous Discussions:
Join us Wednesday, September 28, at 11:30 PT for another special episode of #c9d9 — our second video chat with Gene Kim and the DOES16 speakers.
We will discuss some challenges and patterns for succeeding with implementing DevOps in large enterprises, and share some highlights of the upcoming conference.
This episode will feature:
SAFe® Senior Program Consultant for Scaled Agile, Inc. Innovator, strategist, researcher, and transformational leader helping the largest enterprises around the world implement Agile at scale.
You can also watch the first DOEs16 video chat here.
Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcasts air every other Tuesday. See all episodes here.