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Use the Pace-Layered Application Strategy to Guide Your DevOps Strategy

Published: 29 October 2012

ID: G00245328

Analyst(s): George Spafford , Cameron Haight


I&O leaders will find that no single IT operations approach will meet the needs of a diverse application environment. A Pace-Layered Application Strategy will be key to rationalizing the usage of IT operations methodologies, such as DevOps.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Apply a Layered Operations Strategy Reflecting the Reality That Not All IT Services Have the Same Support Requirements
  • Work With Development and LOB Counterparts to Understand Service Dependencies and Categorize Application Needs
  • Stabilize IT Operations Investment in Systems of Record, and Begin to Shift IT Management Funding to Systems of Innovation and Systems of Differentiation That Will Drive Greatest Incremental Value for the Business

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