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4 Out of 5 Developers Cite Lack of Automation as Obstacle to Timely Code Delivery, According to Codefresh Survey

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe — Driven by the trend of
microservices creating complexity in code delivery and every company
becoming a technology company, the software development community is
under enormous pressure to deliver high-quality, leading-edge, and
scalable code to an insatiable market. Data from a new survey by Codefresh
exposes the relentless pressure, with 32 percent reporting they were not
using any CI/CD tools at all, and about 60 percent agreeing that their
organizations are “not using the right amount of automation to enable
individual developers to increase velocity.”

Details about the resulting code production bottlenecks are described in
a new blog, Why
do engineering teams struggle to deploy faster? One word: automation
The survey results were announced today during KubeCon +
CloudNativeCon Europe where Codefresh, 1st place winner of
Microsoft’s “Startups
at Build: Attendee Choice Award
,” is exhibiting at Booth SE22.

“The key competitive advantage for every company is the ability to
quickly and continuously deliver high quality, differentiated software,”
said Dan Garfield, Chief Technology Evangelist for Codefresh. “But
developers are coding with one hand tied behind their backs, screaming
for better automation to help test, build, integrate and deliver code.
Automation is even more critical as developers try to navigate
microservices, Kubernetes, and the cloud.”

The CI/CD tool provider conducted the survey with software engineers,
operations managers, C-level executives, security engineers, DevOps
engineers/administrators, software engineering managers, QA engineers,
and software architects. The purpose was to learn more about how the
development community is using automation tools to improve individual
developer velocity and productivity, and to help engineers better
understand and respond to changes in production and staging.

The results were surprising:

  • 63.6% said it takes more than two weeks for a commit to reach
    production with nearly a third only releasing quarterly.
  • In contrast, 18.5% responded they deploy at least once daily.
  • 39% reported that less than 10% of their company’s processes are
    automated from Git commit to code running in production.
  • 21.4% said they are not using cloud native architectures because they
    are overwhelmed by the prospect.

CI/CD platform
provides automation for building, testing and
deploying modern applications using Kubernetes, serverless and more.
Development teams often see 24x faster engineering cycles when using
Codefresh. Earlier this month, Codefresh announced new
features that streamline CI/CD tool adoption
to dramatically
decrease onboarding time. On June 4, Codefresh, Microsoft, and Aqua are
hosting Kubernetes DevSecOps Summit NYC to share productivity best
practices and more. To register, visit:

About Codefresh, Inc.
Founded in 2014, Codefresh is the
first Kubernetes-native CI/CD. After GA in 2017, Codefresh has gained
tens of thousands of users. Unlike legacy solutions, Codefresh pipelines
are uniquely designed for cloud-native technologies like Kubernetes and
Helm. Codefresh is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and backed by
world-class investors: M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, Viola Ventures,
Vertex Ventures, Hillsven, CEIIF, UpWest Labs and Streamlined Ventures.
Learn more about Codefresh at
Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter at @codefresh.