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Use a Bimodal Approach to Improve the Selection of DevOps Continuous Configuration Automation Tools

Published: 30 January 2018

ID: G00345528

Analyst(s): Roger Williams , Christopher Little


I&O leaders must rationalize bimodal automation requirements when they select and operate configuration management tools. DevOps initiatives will drive unique configuration needs that must be part of the tool selection process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify DevOps Configuration Management Needs by Analyzing Which Approach Is Best Suited for Each DevOps Initiative
  • Classify Configuration Management Tools Based on Their Declarative or Imperative Nature
  • Increase the Adoption of Appropriate CCA Tools for Each Domain by Providing Clear Guidance and Training to Staff

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