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Critical Capabilities for DevOps Platforms

Published: 04 September 2023


Organizations aim to streamline their software delivery workflows as they adopt cloud, Agile and DevOps for digital transformation. Software engineering leaders should use this research to evaluate DevOps platforms against their use cases to find best fits.

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Key Findings
  • The DevOps platform market is still relatively early and no comprehensive tool exists. As a result, software engineering leaders are struggling to identify the best solution set for their organization’s needs.

  • Software engineering leaders must balance the varying needs and preferences across their organizations together with legacy investments that stand in the way of migration and consolidation.

  • Leaders face tremendous pressure to reduce onboarding and other costs that impact the effective use of engineering talent.

  • Select a best-fit solution by identifying your key use cases and utilizing native platform abilities to meet these use cases.

  • Pay attention to quality integrations that

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • Atlassian
  • Bitrise
  • CircleCI
  • CloudBees
  • Codefresh
  • GitLab
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Harness
  • JetBrains
  • JFrog
  • Microsoft
  • Red Hat
  • VMware
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery/ARO
  • Integrated Platform
  • Support Diverse Platforms
  • Secure Delivery
  • Provide Managed OSS Libraries
  • Product Planning
  • SCCM, IDE and IDP
  • Software Test Automation
  • Configuration Automation
  • Monitoring and Observability
  • Software Delivery Metrics
  • Agile Software Development
  • Endpoint Delivery
  • Regulated Delivery
  • Platform Engineering

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

A Critical Capabilities report is more than just a diagram. You also get:

Sharper focus

Narrow down the product and service criteria most important to you.

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