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DevOps Success Requires Shift-Right Testing in Production

Published: 15 January 2019

ID: G00374181

Analyst(s): Jim Scheibmeir , Christopher Little


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



  • 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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