Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for DevOps, 2018

Published: 24 July 2018

ID: G00338456

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 value.

Table Of Contents


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

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