Published Research Results: DevOps Solutions: Software, Infrastructure and Transformation
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Google Cloud Next: Addressing Enterprise Needs While Elevating Developers and DevOps to a High Priority
At Google Cloud Next 2019, there was a markedly sharp focus on addressing enterprise customer needs. This was the first major conference led by Google's new CEO, Thomas Kurian. While Kurian is still new to Google, his presence was clear ...
CloudBees, a provider of continuous delivery software services known predominantly for their Jenkins-based CI/CD solutions announced the acquisition of Electric Cloud, a well-known continuous delivery and application release automation (ARA) ...
Chef, the configuration automation company, significantly shifted its business model by announcing that all existing product code will be open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license. At the same time, a new, integrated paid distribution called ...
This IDC study considers the collective technologies in the application life-cycle, development, DevOps, and PaaS market areas.
"Given the high degree of interest in moving to an agile, DevOps-managed development and deployment practice, ...
On March 18, 2019, Atlassian Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AgileCraft, a provider of business-oriented, higher-end agile planning software. This acquisition seeks to address a compelling need for its ...
Red Hat's recent launch of OperatorHub.io, in collaboration with a range of partners (Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft), offers enterprises a single open source destination to locate and download native full-stack Kubernetes Operator automations ...
On February 28, 2019, Dell Technologies and disclosed its FY 4Q19 and FY19 financial results. This was its first quarterly earnings call since reentering the public markets in late December. Dell Technologies maintains two primary business ...
IBM used Think 2019 to highlight several key announcements spanning analytics, IBM Cloud Private, multicloud and hybrid cloud management, Red Hat, the mainframe and modern infrastructure, security, and IBM global and technology services ...
New Relic's Third Quarter Shows Continued Enterprise Growth, Acquires SignifAI to Advance AIOps Strategy
On February 6, New Relic announced its third-quarter financial results and the acquisition of SignifAI, a SaaS-delivered event intelligence platform that uses AI/ML analytic capabilities to help teams focus their attention on what matters ...
Citrix 4Q18 Fiscal and Year-End Results Show Continued Increase in SaaS and Subscription Revenues
In reviewing the results for FY 4Q18 compared with FY 4Q17:
- Subscription revenue increased 45%.
- Product and license decreased 11%.
- Support and services increased 2%.
- Net revenue increased in the EMEA region ...
AppDynamics Executing on Customer Demands: Adds New Analytics, ACI Integration, and AWS Lambda Support
On January 23, AppDynamics, a Cisco company, made four announcements pertaining to its vision for the Central Nervous System for IT, the Cognition Engine, serverless support for AWS Lambda, and the Cisco ACI integration. These announcements ...
Developers and new applications remain one of the most important on-ramp vectors to AWS today, and long term, and it constitutes the primary avenue to AWS success. Accordingly, developers remain a central focus for all the cloud megaplatform ...
This IDC Survey provides insights into the DevOps practices of large enterprise organizations within the United States. The survey data included in this presentation encompasses DevOps adoption and drivers, application modernization approaches, ...
On November 29, 2018, Dell Technologies released its 3Q19 financial results and held a teleconference with investors. Dell Technologies maintains two primary business units, Client Solutions Group (CSG) and Infrastructure Solutions Group ...
This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by IDC's Al Gillen on the key predictions that will impact the world of application developers over the next one to five years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away ...
GitHub Universe 2018 Announces Enhancements to GitHub's Application Development, User Experience, Security, and Learning Functionality
This IDC Market Note responds to announcements made at the GitHub Universe 2018 conference. The conference illustrated the company's commitment to evolve its platform and enable user support in key emerging areas of expanded development, ...
On October 22–24, HashiCorp held its fourth annual HashiConf user and technology conference in San Francisco. During HashiConf 2018, HashiCorp made a significant number of announcements regarding enhancements to its infrastructure solutions ...
This IDC study presents IDC's developer- and DevOps-related top 10 predictions for 2019.
"Never before have there been more changes to tools, processes, and deployment environments happening in parallel. If the shift from on-premises ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a recap of the Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Envision events held the week of September 24, 2018.
"Like its hyperscale cloud service providers competitors, Microsoft is racing forward simultaneously ...
Red Hat recently hosted its Ansible user conference, AnsibleFest 2018, in Austin, Texas. Ansible has a strong user community, and this year's event set a record for attendees. Ansible has found favor with a variety of different teams because ...
This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) examines the DevOps competitive market for 2018. New technologies and market pressure are helping drive DevOps adoption. This is changing the way software applications are delivered to the marketplace. ...