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The results of the latest IDG survey are surprising and raise exciting questions - especially in the legacy environment of IBM POWER or mainframe users.

Does DevOps really deliver
on its promises?

What do I have to do
as a company?

Where are opportunities, where are the "blind spots" and where are the stumbling blocks in the implementation?

We're clearing up!

People:

Senior (IT) managers of companies in the D-A-CH region: strategic (IT) decision-makers in the C-level area and in the specialist areas (LoBs), decision-makers and specialists from the IT sector

Total sample: 359 interviews

Period of investigation: 13-20 January 2020

The continuously increasing demand for applications available at short notice and the necessity of ever shorter development cycles meet the high requirements for performance, stability, security and availability.

The continuously increasing demand for applications available at short notice and the necessity of ever shorter development cycles meet the high requirements for performance, stability, security and availability.

Classic IBM environments score in terms of performance, stability, security and availability

However, there is often a lack of speed in the development process and of transparency in the grown software monoliths

In addition, the communicative blockades in very age- and knowhow-diverse teams present a real challenge for managers


The survey shows that DevOps has become indispensable, especially for modernizing old legacy applications and, if necessary, for "Lift & Shift" to the cloud. The German CIO and IT boss is driven by the stability of the applications as well as the "taking along" of the entire team - i.e. experienced process experts as well as young technology experts.

Consideration of company-specific processes and the individuality of the teams concerned (People & Process)

Experience in implementation by an external sparring partner and implementation of a pilot project before roll-out (Experience)

Stable and integrable tools (tooling)

The successful realization of agile software development in the IBM Legacy environment is based on exactly three success factors:

The introduction of DevOps often fails because one of the following aspects is not given enough attention.

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Percentage of respondents that state that a lack of as-is analysis and transparency at the beginning slowed down their DevOps project afterwards - the analysis of the existing processes is therefore top priority and must take place at the beginning of the project

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Agile methods and integrated tools in software development are rated by 85.1% of those surveyed as an elementary key to success for a living DevOps culture in the company - this represents a major challenge, especially for legacy environments

Agile methods and integrated tools in software development are rated by 85.1% of those surveyed as an elementary key to success for a living DevOps culture in the company - this represents a major challenge, especially for legacy environments

In the question of what makes DevOps
successful, CIOs
set clear priorities:

In the question of what makes DevOps
successful, CIOs
set clear priorities:

High stability
High adaptability to changing requirements
Interfaces for easy integration across tool and platform boundaries

The biggest advantages
of using modern development
tools are

Higher stability across platform boundaries (42%)
Shorter development times, especially in the host environment (32.5%)
Better use of the experience of long-term employees (28.7%)

The biggest advantages
of using modern development
tools are

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Just under 60% of those surveyed state that communication problems between the various parties involved have not yet been solved - scientifically verifiable concepts such as the Limbic Model are needed to bring together experienced and young employees, operators and developers, business and IT and to bring them together on a common communicative basis

Every third company

does still not use the advantages of DevOps for their legacy systems. They run the risk of unnecessarily abandoning valuable IT assets and having to write off investments made.

The big
question is:

How and with whom do you implement DevOps in the environment of your grown core applications?

The DevOps Experience Team at PKS provides you with practice-proven answers to your questions and individual solutions:

You want answers to your questions for the successful introduction of agile and transparent software development in your company?

Then contact us for a personal consultation with our DevOps experts.