GitOps is now an established industry trend, and has even been declared as the “next big thing for DevOps” because of their strong connection. While DevOps doesn’t have a concrete set of practices, GitOps does provide a concrete way of doing DevOps. 

The four measures referred to by DORA as measures of Software Delivery and Operational (SDO) performance include frequent deployments, shorter lead time, mean time to recover, and change failure rate. And there is a direct correlation between those metrics and GitOps patterns. 

GitOps enables self-service for development teams because at the platform layer, operations allows developers to request the resources they need, provide those in a way that is configured, secure and compliant, and allows for the ability to roll something back if something goes wrong.

Velocity ultimately equates to competitive business success and GitOps is the best way to do it.

In this whitepaper, we discuss:

  • Why software success leads to operational success 
  • Investigate the correlation of deployment speed and system stability 
  • How GitOps improves SDO performance

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