Gartner Research

The Impact of DevOps and Web-Scale IT on Application Development

Published: 31 March 2014

ID: G00260407

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson


Cutting-edge Web-scale organizations use DevOps practices to integrate development and deployment into a seamless pipeline of fixes and improvements. These Web-scale development practices offer examples for all application development teams struggling to respond to accelerating business needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The pressure for greater IT responsiveness to business needs requires Web-scale development teams to shorten the time to deliver new functionality
  • The continuous nature of Web-scale software deployment requires development teams to become part of a seamless flow of functionality from idea to production code
  • The Web-scale practice of allowing developers to push code directly into production requires the development teams to be responsible for the stability of their code after deployment

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