The Cloud^H^H^H^H^HDevOps Milieu circa March 2014

I just gave this presentation to the Ansible Meetup here in Austin. It’s, hopefully, a “living presentation” that I can roll through-out the year, freshening up next time. It gathers up key parts of 451’s quantitative work, included a fresh DevOps study, to noodle on the equation IT – SaaS = what? (Spoiler alert: As you, dear readers, would probably guess: the “what?” equals developers.)

The abstract: We all know that cloud is a big deal, and cloud-native production cultures like DevOps are increasing in interest and maturity. Wide-spread market-adoption of all this cloud fun is slowly creaking out beyond the hoodie-festooned set, a trend we rabidly follow at 451 Research. This short talk with provide a brief baseline of where we are with cloud and DevOps as seen through the analyst lens of end-user surveys, market observations, and plane old screw-ball analyst-think. It wraps up with a “so what?” to motivate folks to chase that “software is eating the world” unicorn dream.

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