Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for DevOps, 2017

Published: 14 July 2017

ID: G00314897

Analyst(s): Joachim Herschmann , George Spafford


DevOps initiatives include a range of technologies and methodologies spanning the software delivery process. I&O leaders must recognize the readiness and abilities of DevOps technologies to ensure that their DevOps initiatives accelerate time to market and the delivery of business value.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • DevOps Toolchain Orchestration
    • Continuous Delivery
    • DevOps Toolchain
    • Lean IT
    • Continuous Experience
    • Mobile DevOps Tools
  • At the Peak
    • Application Release Automation
    • IMC-Enabled Hyperscale Application Architecture
    • Mediated APIs
    • Container Management
    • Crowdtesting
    • Microservices
    • Post-Scrum Methodologies
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Behavior-Driven Development
    • Continuous Configuration Automation
    • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Citizen Developers
    • DevSecOps
    • Software-Defined Networking
    • Application Testing Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application Performance Monitoring Suites
    • Test Data Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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