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The Future of DevOps Toolchains Will Involve Maximizing Flow in IT Value Streams

Published: 14 January 2020

ID: G00464224

Analyst(s): Manjunath Bhat , Hassan Ennaciri , Chris Saunderson , Thomas Murphy , Daniel Betts


DevOps toolchains are changing, and the discrete automation silos of the past are evolving into platforms that orchestrate application delivery as a value stream. Infrastructure and operations leaders should revisit their toolchain strategies to meet digital business demands.

Table Of Contents


  • How Value Streams Relate to DevOps
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • DevOps Value Stream Delivery Platforms
    • DevOps VSDPs Are Extensible by Design
    • Benefits of a Platform Approach
  • DevOps Value Stream Management Platforms
    • Difference Between DevOps VSMPs and Enterprise Agile Planning Tools
    • Differences Between DevOps VSMPs and DevOps VSDPs
    • Critical Capabilities of a VSMP
  • Best-of-Breed DevOps Tools Support Niche and Emerging Use Cases
    • Cloud-Native Tools
    • Security/Compliance Tools to Protect Against New Threat Vectors
    • Tools to Operationalize MLOps
    • Open-Source Software Management Tools
    • COTS Application Management Tools
  • Conclusion

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