- DevOps covers the end-to-end software delivery lifecycle including an expanded set of stakeholders such as business owners and end users, and practices such as design thinking and user analytics.
- DevOps adoption is expanding in large organizations as they enable existing IT applications for cloud (cloud-enabled applications). New methods enable organizations to success- fully implement DevOps as they move to cloud.
- Hybrid cloud architecture is becoming the norm for both cloud-enabled and cloud-native applications. Hybrid cloud provides flexibility in deployment, enabling organizations to choose the right platform to run their workloads.
- DevOps solutions can vary as teams across large organizations have different goals, processes, culture and tools.
- In cases where disparate teams work together on common business objectives, DevOps helps organizations respond to the challenges of multi-speed IT in combination with methods such as the Scaled Agile Framework environment (SAFe) to facilitate collaboration.
- Application security is essential and needs to be integrated early and throughout the DevOps lifecycle to keep pace with frequent releases and not be a bottleneck.
- Continuous delivery is the desired future-state achieved with the application of a DevOps approach.