We are living in a world of continuous innovation, made possible by software. We are seeing more and more companies develop a software engineering culture, expanding and accelerating the pace and scale of what’s imaginable. As IT and development operations merge – 50% of organizations are now implementing DevOps – and the concepts of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) become every day realities, businesses are going to see ongoing dividends from their software investments.
But making the shift to a truly agile, efficient software-defined infrastructure isn’t as simple as flipping a switch. It requires the deployment of new technologies and the acquisition of new skill sets to ensure the value of the IT environment can be fully extracted and optimized. One key barrier to adoption that Forbes recently reported on is a fragmented toolchain – it is difficult to achieve DevOps governance when there is no standardization across the tools and technologies being used.