2020 has been a year of change, with shifts to the way organizations of every size connect, collaborate, and build together. From our 2020 State of the Octoverse report to last week’s GitHub Universe, we’ve seen teams finding ways to do more with less—starting with DevOps and automation. For many organizations, adopting DevOps means changing how they collaborate, automate, and build security into their development processes. However, the approaches our customers take in pursuing their goals differ based on where they start and where they’re aiming to go.
Consider these two stories of successful DevOps adoption: The Home Depot, a retailer founded over 40 years ago, shifted to cloud infrastructure and empowered individual teams to customize their DevOps toolchains, building the agility for same-day physical delivery to 90 percent of the US. Then there’s Front, a born-in-the-cloud customer communications platform that transitioned from managing servers with Chef to Kubernetes, and now uses GitHub Actions as part of their workflows for parallel, continuous deployments and to increase developer productivity.