DevOps is a set of practices and tools designed to help software development teams be effective and efficient. It is suited to developers of many industries, but especially aerospace where code correctness is so vital. DevOps contributes to a more flexible, error-free development process for aerospace.

  • Improved Time-to Market with Continuous Delivery. With DevOps, developers create, test, and deploy small changes to the software baseline on an ongoing basis to get features into the hands of users much faster than other methods.
  • Significant Cost-Savings. The automation strategies that support DevOps deliver substantial improvements in out-of-cycle development costs.
  • Enhanced Quality. Many metrics such as defect reduction, decreased change failure, improved patch delivery time, and reduced downtime can be linked directly to improved quality practices in DevOps.
  • Automation Improves Productivity and Reliability. Comprehensive test and deployment automation offer measurable improvements in productivity and reliability regardless of an organization’s release paradigm.

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Executive Buy-in

In order to successfully transition to DevOps, executive leadership needs to understand and champion the process and work to mitigate or remove roadblocks faced by the development team. Transitioning from traditional development practices to DevOps often requires significant cultural change.

Loosely Coupled Architecture

Instead of the monolithic architecture that requires a large team to support, the focus with DevOps should be on a looser architecture that enables smaller teams to develop and support individual components. This transition streamlines the development process for each component.

Stable Team

In DevOps, the software team is involved with the development and the testing. Testing occurs throughout the development process. This ensures that developers and testers have the same understanding of the product and errors are caught and fixed early in the process.

Continuous Integration

A key component of the DevOps philosophy is continuous integration. Code and test cases are developed in parallel to meet the project requirements. As a result, every code modification is tested against the requirements. Virtualization technology is valuable for testing with DevOps.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing provides a great deal of flexibility and scalability to computing systems. Organizations who use DevOps and place continuous integration and testing resources on the cloud take advantage of the cloud resources when they need it without making major investments in computing resources.

Cyber Defense

When organizations make full use of DevOps techniques and tools, developers give cyber defenders a major advantage to mitigate cyber attacks. DevOps is secure by design and improves software security. It can help protect the valuable data generated by the aerospace and defense industries.

DevOps development strategies produce high-quality products while decreasing development time and increasing flexibility.

DevOps is embraced by several organizations where correctness is more important than speed.

Raytheon wholeheartedly embraced DevOps because it could quickly design, develop, and release products to the consumer.

Lockheed Martin switched to DevOps so it could efficiently and effectively meet deadlines and develop products.

The National Security Agency (NSA) improves security through DevOps. If they can safely use DevOps technologies for their security, so can most any other organization.

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