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Liberty Mutual, an insurance company, adopted DevOps to revamp its tech strategy. The blend of “development” and “operations” helps the firm cut costs and work faster. Thanks to various changes, it’s deploying code 200 times more frequently. See more stories on Insider’s business page.
Fortune 100 global insurance company Liberty Mutual recently revamped its tech strategy to bring software development and IT operations closer together – and the firm says the changes have allowed it to launch new products and features dramatically faster.
This shift began five years ago when Liberty Mutual decided to move its software, storage, and more from private data centers to a public cloud and ditch the 49-year-old “waterfall” method of project management (a sequential system) in favor of the agile technique (an iterative, collaboration-centric methodology).
Liberty Mutual also leaned on a set of strategies and technologies known as DevOps – a mashup of “development” and “operations” – meant to help produce applications and services more quickly than conventional software development procedures.
Justin Stone, senior director of DevOps platforms at Liberty Mutual, calls it a “throwing