Enterprise DevOps: Reducing Big-Bang Integrations in Global Organizations
Six or seven years ago, the norm for update rollouts was a single Microsoft Windows OS release every three years being validated with an annual tick-tock cadence of Intel CPUs. About three years ago, new OSes started to be released twice a year, with new platforms developed several times a year. For us at Intel, this meant we had to increase the speed of our integration and test processes up to tenfold. At the time, our scaling challenges included slow software delivery mechanisms, inefficient testing strategies, and lengthy times to find and fix bugs. If we were going to meet the growing quality demands of our customers, we would have to innovate significantly and move our big-bang integration processes to a continuous deployment model. Join Madhu Datla as he shares how Intel embarked on a large-scale, enterprise-wide DevOps journey spanning the world and supporting 20,000 software developers generating thousands of software builds. Discover how Intel created new test strategies that identified test coverage at different levels of software development, as well as opportunities to evaluate quality expectations at multiple levels. You'll take away tips on the use of staged DevOps, management alignment, tool unification, mission-control metrics, monitoring dashboards, and more.