DevOps Produces Major Enterprise Impact

 
 
By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 10-11-2013 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

While startup vendors have embraced the idea that developers and IT operations teams should work more closely together, making that partnership work in large-scale enterprise IT organizations is a whole other issue. But a new study of 1,300 IT decision-makers conducted by the market research firm Vanson Bourne on behalf of CA Technologies shows that not only are enterprise IT organizations much further along the DevOps path than most people might think, the ones that have aggressively embraced it are bringing new products and services to market faster and in a way that improves application quality. The primary motivation for embracing DevOps, which tightly couples IT operations and application life-cycle development and management, is to leverage increased collaboration to boost the rate at which new applications are upgraded or rolled out. But the main benefit is higher quality applications, which reduces the costs associated with later applying fixes and patches. DevOps success, however, is dependent on altering the way people interact with processes and tools that goes well beyond simply saluting agile development methodologies. The biggest challenge for CIOs is the funding of the new development platforms and IT operations tools that are needed for DevOps to succeed in the enterprise.

 
 
 
 
 
Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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