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DevOps Success Requires Shift-Right Testing in Production

Published: 15 January 2019

ID: G00374181

Analyst(s): Jim Scheibmeir , Christopher Little

Summary

Adopting DevOps increases the cadence of application releases to production. To keep up with the need to deliver business value with increasing speed while continuously meeting users’ expectations, I&O leaders embarking on DevOps must adopt shift-right testing practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Adopt Shift-Right Testing Practices
    • Code Instrumentation
    • Real User Monitoring
    • Synthetic User Monitoring
    • Dark Launching
    • Feature Flags
    • Canary Release
    • Blue/Green Release
    • Alpha/Beta
    • A/B Testing
    • Mediation Deployment
    • Injecting Chaos
  • Deploy Software During Regular Business Hours
  • Make Application Launch a Full Team Effort

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