One of the essential goals of DevOps methodology is to establish a more concise approach to software delivery, especially in continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) environments. As organizations explore this approach, additional elements such as security have been introduced to streamline the cycle. It means developers may have to learn to wear several more hats, especially as some experts look to ways DevOps will continue to mature in 2021.
Many organizations have already moved beyond the initial discovery of learning about and implementing DevOps, says Daniel Betts, senior research director with Gartner, and are now looking at how they can scale their success with the methodology across the enterprise. There are also organizations that may have attempted to adopt DevOps, but need to reset and try again, as well as those who have yet to give it a go, he says.
Organizations that are scaling with DevOps are looking at such additional approaches as Platform Ops, Betts says, which includes techniques to help them scale DevOps as a practice across the organization. “Organizations that embrace that DevOps is about enabling the delivery of the business to give customer value in a much more rapid and efficient way,” he says. The collaboration of IT and business working together through DevOps, Betts says, is more successful than organizations that only focus on technology and tools, who tend to struggle.
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