Gartner Research

What IT Leaders Need to Know About Cloud SDLC Services

Published: 14 February 2013

ID: G00247637

Analyst(s): Thomas Murphy

Summary

Cloud SDLC PaaS can mean faster adoption of agile, better support of distributed teams, better testing and lower capex. But AD managers must know where to invest time and energy, focus adoption on agile delivery of mobile and Web apps, know how AD tools work offline and proactively manage vendors.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Cloud-delivered tools support anywhere, anytime access and a focus on collaboration, which better supports distributed agile teams
  • SDLC PaaS enables quick innovation by vendors, which may complicate tool integration and process and data stability amid frequent updates
  • Maturing tools shift from SaaS to PaaS, creating value streams for users and vendors by accelerating feature delivery
  • As cloud application platforms continue to mature, cloud development tools will become a natural fit

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