Overview#Velocity is the average number of user Story Points a Delivery Team can complete in an iteration.
Velocitys do not relate to hours. So just do not compare them.
Velocity is NOT just about deployment or execution speed however. Human factors are also important. If onboarding a new developer takes a month, or a quarter before they can deploy meaningful changes, that decreases velocity as well. Splitting User Stories up into smaller services reduces the amount of information a new developer need in order to be effective. Pushing code quickly after joining a Delivery Team raises morale and helps identify gaps in the API Registry.