For all their benefits, modern development practices (DevOps, microservices architectures, increased deployment frequency) increase problem diagnosis and resolution complexity. The typical approach to troubleshooting, leveraging centralized observability data, may not catch the root cause of most problems—a code or configuration change. Not quickly pinpointing the root cause of the problem prolongs the issue and may result in temporary fixes, repeat occurrences and longer downtime. The so-called “troubleshooting tax”—the amount of time engineers spend on troubleshooting—remains hard to quantify and a challenge to minimize.

Techstrong Research polled our community of DevOps, cloud-native, cybersecurity and digital transformation readers and viewers to take their pulse on tracking changes within their DevOps environment. We found that a greater percentage of the respondents (43% versus 39%) implement more than four changes per day and only 40% have centralized change tracking, although another 45% intend to centralize tracking.

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