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DevOps’ Shift-Left in Practice: An Industrial Case of Application

  • Miguel JiménezEmail author
  • Luis F. Rivera
  • Norha M. Villegas
  • Gabriel Tamura
  • Hausi A. Müller
  • Pilar Gallego
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11350)

Abstract

DevOps aims at unifying software development and operations to improve products and deliver value to customers. However, many organizations adopt DevOps mainly from a traditional perspective, that is, going forward from development to operations. In this paper we present a case of study that illustrates how Carvajal Technology and Services, a software development organization, improved the design of a family of its software products by exploiting operations data. This case of application constitutes a first incursion of the organization into DevOps, exemplifying how the community and companies in industry can also go backwards from operations to development and design, thus realizing the DevOps shift-left concept. The main contributions of this paper are: (i) the analysis of the industrial DevOps application, for which the deployment automation mechanism is crucial to realize the shift-left concept effectively; and (ii) Amelia, the DSL we developed for deploying the different (re)designs to put into operation and gather feedback data rapidly. To evaluate the approach, the organization analyzed this incursion in both directions: from development to operations, on the benefits of deployment automation; and from operations back to development, by improving the throughput of the original design by a factor of five.

Keywords

DevOps Shift-left in DevOps Software deployment Deployment automation 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was funded in part by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, IBM Canada Ltd. and IBM Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS), the University of Victoria, Universidad Icesi (Colombia), and Organización Carvajal SA (Colombia).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Jiménez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis F. Rivera
    • 2
  • Norha M. Villegas
    • 2
  • Gabriel Tamura
    • 2
  • Hausi A. Müller
    • 1
  • Pilar Gallego
    • 3
  1. 1.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Universidad IcesiCaliColombia
  3. 3.Carvajal OrganizationCaliColombia

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