See recording of me giving the talk at DevOpsDays Austin here: http://coteindustries.com/post/84832061261/devops-unicorn-devopsdays-austin-2014
We have been following DevOps for many years and it always seems to portend much awesomeness in the future. Who wouldn't want to deliver more software more often? Sadly, based on how little we, as analysts, see DevOps in practice, it still seems like something of a unicorn. Interestingly, this has been changing rapidly. This presentation will present 451's freshest analysis of where the DevOps market is in maturity, including a DevOps practitioner survey (based on 200 DevOps and DevOps-minded folks), early market-sizing, a landscape overview and quantitative market studies - along with plenty of silly, but nonetheless helpful qualitative hand-waving. Our gut instinct is that DevOps is following a pattern very similar to Agile Development and open source, which are two cycles we can use to think about DevOps. There are some early best practices andÂ cases to go over, but very few - part of what we hope to suss out with this talk are more stories from the field. Our early studies show that there's much room for improvement, but a nice zeal for doing the actual work. The unicorn seems close to sprouting wings.