DevOps Adoption Grows, but Results Fall Short

 
 
By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2015-12-23 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Digital transformation requires organizations and their IT departments to behave very differently, adopting new and unfamiliar methods for speeding software development and other essential tasks. DevOps—which first hit radar screens around 2008 and revolves around practices that involve communication and agility for software and IT development—has steadily evolved into a mainstream concept that's reshaping the enterprise. At its best, DevOps unleashes a new level of innovation, along with faster and better results. A recent survey conducted by cloud management vendor ElasticBox, "The Real Value of DevOps," delivers insights into how organizations are using DevOps and what results they are able to achieve with this methodology. The organization polled more than 300 engineers, IT managers and other DevOps practitioners in the United States to better understand the real value versus the hype. The takeaway? While DevOps is growing in importance in both large and small companies, most organizations have yet to achieve the anticipated ROI. "The tools being used by DevOps have addressed parts of the delivery process driven by development, but are often not fully integrated across both IT and dev for the full end-to-end orchestration," said Carol Carpenter, CEO of ElasticBox.

 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).
 
 
 
 
 
 

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