Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for DevOps, 2019

Published: 17 July 2019

ID: G00369900

Analyst(s): George Spafford , Joachim Herschmann


DevOps initiatives must be grounded in customer value and will leverage a range of people, processes and technologies that span the software delivery value stream. I&O leaders must pursue organizational learning, continual improvement and automation strategies to deliver the required capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Promise Theory
    • Continuous Quality
    • Chaos Engineering
    • Communities of Practice
    • Site Reliability Engineering
  • At the Peak
    • Hypothesis-Driven Development
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Application Release Orchestration
    • Container Management
    • DevOps Toolchain
    • DevOps Toolchain Orchestration
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Bimodal IT Operations
    • Mobile DevOps Tools
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • DevSecOps
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Agile Ops
    • Continuous Configuration Automation
    • Software-Defined Networking
    • Application Performance Monitoring Suites
    • Cloud Management Platforms
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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