DevOps has been a buzzword for many CIOs and those in the application development teams. Even some business leaders have been known to spawn the words albeit maybe to impress both their peers and the more tech savvy audience listening in.
Gartner says scalability may be the bigger challenge. Although individual product teams typically master DevOps practices, constraints begin to emerge as organisations attempt to scale the number of DevOps teams.
“We believe that the vast majority of organizations that do not adopt a shared self-service platform approach will find that their DevOps initiatives simply do not scale,” said Ross Winser, senior research director at Gartner. “Adopting a shared platform approach enables product teams to draw from an I&O digital toolbox of possibilities, all the while benefiting from high standards of governance and efficiency needed for scale.”
Going into 2020, customer experience remains one of several goals for many organisations. So too are multi-cloud and mobile engagement. But all these priorities will be mute if IT and business ignore things like application performance across and within multiple environments – on-prem, private cloud, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud.
For his part, Mike Kaczmarski, IBM Fellow and CTO for IBM Management and Platform, says DevOps toolchains will be right into application development tools so that out-of-the-box.
Watch the video to hear more of what he has to say about DevOps.
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