EMA Research Takes an In-Depth Look at DevOps for a New Millennium

Report highlights real-world DevOps as practiced by modern companies

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Boulder, CO. (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today released its latest research report entitled, “DevOps for a New Millennium: A Lifecycle Perspective Supporting Business Growth in an Altered Economy.” This report utilizes a combination of EMA Research, DevOps vendor information, and customer case studies to drive home the fact that DevOps has evolved to be far different in practice than is typically presented and generally understood.

Traditionally, the DevOps term has been used to describe the process of managing the handoffs necessary for development and operations teams to work in a collaborative manner. DevOps promises to introduce agility, repeatability, quality, and governance via collaboration across key teams responsible for the application delivery process.

EMA has been researching the growth of both Agile and DevOps practices for several years and found that DevOps has evolved as a far more cross-functional, collaborative, and lifecycle- focused activity than traditionally understood. It now spans the application lifecycle versus being confined to a “point in time” handover of responsibility at deployment. It also actively involves line of business stakeholders, in addition to development and operations professionals.

“This research provides a new perspective which positions DevOps as a lifecycle versus a point in time handoff, and which actively engages development, operations, and line of business,” says EMA Research Director, Julie Craig. “It discusses the role of automation, which is essential to introducing predictability and reliability into the lifecycle. It includes research findings, information about vendor products supporting DevOps, and case studies with DevOps adopters. The content will be of interest to a wide variety of readers. IT executives and specialists will find that it introduces a more real-world perspective on DevOps, while line of business stakeholders will find that it outlines a new model for delivering high quality applications to support business objectives.”

Download the “DevOps for a New Millennium” Research Report.

Download the DevOps for a New Millennium summary.

View the DevOps for a New Millennium on-demand Webinar.

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.


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