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


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.

Published: 14 January 2020

ID: G00464224

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

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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