How Spinnaker Enables a Successful Cultural Shift to DevOps

Nov 5, 2019 by DROdio

“Business as usual is no longer enough to remain competitive.”

– From page 3 in “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations”

I recently sat down with Andy Glover, the Director of Delivery Engineering at Netflix, at a recent Insight IGNITE event to talk to him about Spinnaker, how it helps Netflix out-innovate its competition, why Netflix and Google open-sourced Spinnaker, and how Spinnaker enables a successful shift to a strong DevOps culture:

In this video, Andy & DROdio discuss:

How Spinnaker Enables the DevOps Movement:

Spinnaker is a software delivery and infrastructure management platform that codifies the elements of a successful DevOps culture, and scales them across an organization.

The State of DevOps 2019 Report, which Armory sponsored (you can watch the webinar on-demand), reinforces many of Andy’s points through six years of research and data from over 31,000 professionals worldwide.

The book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations outlines concrete steps companies can take to transform themselves into Elite Performers. Here are some the most relevant quotes from that book that support Andy’s examples and the philosophies behind Spinnaker:

Lastly, as A.J. Lang, the CTO of JP Morgan Chase, recently said:

“Increasing the velocity of our software delivery lifecycle is what enables development teams to iterate faster and, in turn, increase our output of innovative products and services for our customers and clients.”

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