I’ve been talking a lot about DevOps and Agile recently. I believe DevOps will define how we do development and administer the cloud for years to come. I’m not the only one. Research firm Gartner agrees.
In a recent report, Gartner analysts Janessa Rivera and Rob van der Meulen stated that, “Although DevOps emphasizes people (and culture) over tools and processes, implementation utilizes technology. As a result, Gartner expects strong growth opportunities for DevOps tool-sets.” Specifically, “the total for DevOps tools [will reach] $2.3 billion in 2015, up 21.1 percent from $1.9 billion in 2014. By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations.”
That means DevOps programs such as Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, and Canonical’s Juju, will all be competing for your IT dollar in 2015. True, you can do DevOps without DevOps programs. I’ve seen it done. However, it’s a lot harder.