Four Steps to Adopt Open-Source Software as Part of the DevOps Toolchain


Published: 06 February 2019 ID: G00378544

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Summary

Open-source tools are critical to building the DevOps toolchain. I&O leaders responsible for DevOps must build technical and people skills, implement governance policies, determine the need for commercial support, and integrate open-source tools with the rest of the toolchain.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Step 1: Create an Open-Source Talent Pool by Hiring and Training Individuals in Open-Source Technologies
      • Technical Skills
      • Version Control Becomes an Indispensable Skill as I&O Teams Manage Infrastructure as Code
      • Nontechnical People Skills
      • Need for Collaboration — With Internal Teams and External OSS Community
    • Step 2: Automate OSS Governance by Implementing Software Composition Analysis and Binary Repository Tools
      • Integrating Software Composition Analysis Tools Into the DevOps Workflow
      • Scanning for Security Vulnerabilities
      • Scanning for License Compliance
    • Step 3: Determine the Need for Commercial Support by Assessing the Level of Risk and Availability of Internal Skills
    • Step 4: Incorporate the Right Open-Source Tools Into the DevOps Toolchain Based on the Functional Requirements of the Pipeline
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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