Survey Results: Automation is Driving New Cloud Applications & Workloads

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| Source: 2nd Watch

In a survey sponsored by 2nd Watch of over 1,000 IT professionals, the majority (56%) said that at least half of their deployment pipelines are now automated, and 63% said they can deploy new applications in less than six weeks.

SEATTLE, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch announces the results of a survey on cloud automation. The survey sought to understand if and how corporate IT departments are using automation to develop and deliver new workloads and applications. Over 1,000 IT professionals from US companies with at least 1,000 employees participated in the survey, which ran online in April. An infographic highlighting the results is here.

According to 2nd Watch, companies that have embraced cloud automation can deploy new applications and workloads faster and more frequently, while recovering from failures with more agility than organizations that struggle to adopt automated processes, testing and monitoring. Per the survey results, 41% of corporate IT departments are producing more than 10 new cloud workloads every year, and 56% have automated at least half of all their artifact creation and deployment pipelines. Another 66% said that at least half of all their quality assessments (lint, unit tests, etc.) are automated.

“The survey results reiterate what we’re hearing from clients and prospects: automation, driven by cloud technologies, is critical to the rapid delivery of new workloads and applications,” says Jeff Aden, EVP of Marketing & Strategic Business Development & Co-Founder at 2nd Watch. “Companies are automating everything from artifact creation to deployment pipelines and process, which includes metrics, documentation and data. The result is faster time-to-market for new applications, and less application downtime.”

More survey results:

  • 63% said that deploying new applications takes less than six weeks
  • 44% said that deploying new code to production takes a day or less
  • 54% said they are deploying new code changes at least once a week
  • 50% said it takes a day or less to recover from application failure
  • 55% said they are measuring application quality by testing everything

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Partner providing managed cloud to enterprises. The company's subject matter experts, software-enabled services and cutting-edge solutions provide companies with tested, proven, and trusted solutions, allowing them to fully leverage the power of the public cloud. 2nd Watch solutions are high performing, robust, increase operational excellence, decrease time to market, accelerate growth and lower risk. Its patent-pending, proprietary tools automate everyday workload management processes for big data analytics, digital marketing, line-of-business and cloud native workloads. 2nd Watch is a new breed of partner which helps enterprises design, deploy and manage cloud solutions and monitors business critical workloads 24x7. 2nd Watch has more than 400 enterprise workloads under its management and more than 200,000 instances in its managed public cloud. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit www.2ndwatch.com or call 888-317-7920.

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