Verizon teams with Capital One to give back to open source community

By: Chris Ashraf

Verizon actively participates in the open source community, and recently joined forces with Capital One to create and announce the latest version of popular open source application Hygieia at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OsCon) in Portland, Oregon.

Verizon’s IT Senior Manager, Roger Servey, and Capital One’s Senior Director and Senior Engineering Fellow, Tapabrata (Topo) Pal, presented the new and enhanced features of Hygieia, and shared best practices as to how large enterprises can collaborate to not only measure DevOps success, but contribute back to the Open Source community.

Hygieia, a DevOps dashboard created by Pal in 2015, was made to help large enterprises with multiple teams manage the development process. The goal for these organizations is to be able to measure the health of DevOps projects in a visual manner, get continuous development feedback, avoid bottlenecks, and more.

“There is a new pattern in open source – large, traditional enterprises collaborating in the open, trying to solve difficult and complex problems that matter to them,” said Pal. “This is particularly exciting because other developers learn and benefit from this participation. It is a win-win for all.”

Software engineers from Verizon and Capital One worked together to understand in greater detail various needs and metrics, and consider different ideas for their own processes and organizations. They partnered to share best practices, lessons learned, pain points and create a solution with the potential to transform the way they operate. Their goal was to help users understand the health of the continuous delivery pipeline from code commit to production deployment bringing all of the necessary information around health and quality of software into one easy-to-use dashboard.

The result: Hygieia 3.0, which has new and more impactful features that increase transparency into DevOps-based metrics and enhance reporting. The latest version includes key metrics such as delivery velocity and cycle time, code quality, security vulnerabilities and more. It also now provides near-time visibility into key metrics across an entire line of business offering an executive-level view compared to previous versions which focused on single applications or teams.

“Our work with Capital One on Hygieia 3.0 serves as an example of a new approach to sourcing software,” said Servey. “The value of joint enterprise partnerships is derived from the combining of resources and unique expertise at scale to build solutions that are greater than any one company or development team could produce on their own. We are excited to co-deliver the newest iterations and updates to Hygieia and we invite others to join us in helping this valuable tool continue to grow.”

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