Mapping Your Continuous Delivery Journey at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017

Get the most out of DOES 2017 by exploring our new interactive Continuous Delivery Map

Scott Willson
Scott Willson, November 8, 2017 11:30 am
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On November 13-15th, we are excited to be heading back to San Francisco for another great year at DevOps Enterprise Summit, and we hope to see you there!

Get ready for a conference designed for members of complex organizations who are implementing DevOps practices and principles! By attending DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017, you can expect a great line-up of over 70 presenters, plus plenty of time to mingle and network with colleagues encountering the same tasks, issues and challenges as you.  

With a goal of providing attendees the tools and practices needed to develop and deploy software faster, and ultimately win in the marketplace, DOES17 is an event you don’t want to miss. Check out the agenda and join us in San Francisco next week.

What to Expect When You Visit CA Automic at DOES

Recently, as the DevOps message and philosophy has grown to prominence, there has been an explosion of tools aimed at helping its cause in some form. There are now hundreds of open-source, freeware, freemium and for-purchase tools – all claiming to be a ‘DevOps tool’. Many have been purpose-built for DevOps or CI/CD, some have added tangential features to fit in and others still have merely slapped a ‘DevOps’ label on the package.

We notice a great deal of confusion, or lack of best practice diffusion in the marketplace. Many DevOps practitioners struggle to figure out which tools are best for their use cases, will complement the skills of their staff and provide the biggest bang for their buck. DevOps already requires a cultural change, and enterprise-wide adoption faces additional non-technical challenges. The last thing anyone wants to do is spend a significant amount of time trying to sort out the nuances between near-identical tools or one-size-fits-all solutions. Getting DevOps off the ground and sustaining it is challenging enough without the confusion around which tooling will help you.

Releasing in a Modern Software Factory can be challenging given the vast variety of tools not only required within an app ecosystem, but needed to securely, safely and reliably deliver applications to your customers. The role of automation in continuous delivery is unquestioned. The challenge is trying to visualize the role each tool plays within a continuous delivery context. What is needed is a visual map of the continuous delivery toolchain and the centrality orchestration plays.

We developed the Continuous Delivery Map to help DevOps and IT professionals wrap their heads around the hundreds of available DevOps tools across several "lines". Because, after visualizing a delivery pipeline, we imagined a metro rail system, like the New York Metro or London Underground, would provide a perfect representation of the ecosystem. Each "stop" represents a tool within that category, and clicking on it will popup details about the solution. There’s even an option to view further details about each tool! The Continuous Delivery Map is a way to research and visualize how all the DevOps tools can fit together into congruent delivery pipelines.

We at CA Automic are focused on making the Continuous Delivery Map an unbiased central resource for visualizing the DevOps toolchain and lessen the confusion IT professionals feel when they begin to look at tooling. We want to make it easy for them to measure themselves against industry norms and get a view of what the community best practice is. The feedback we have received thus far from the DevOps community has been extremely positive, and more enhancements are coming; numerous vendors are currently working with CA Automic either to be added themselves or fine tune the Map.

When you visit our booth at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017, through touchscreens you'll be able to interact with our Continuous Delivery Map and discover your favorite tools or ones you are curious about. Additionally, you can visit the map online. If there are solutions you think are missing, please let us know. If you are a vendor or an open source project manager/sponsor, you can request your tool be added by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.

Hope to see you at this year's DevOps Enterprise Summit! 

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Scott Willson

Scott Willson

Scott Willson is Product Marketing Director, Release Automation at Automic Software. He has over 20 years of technology experience that spans software development, pre-sales, post sales, and marketing. Scott is passionate about technology and helping business achieve value through technology and was leading DevOps at organizations before it was coined DevOps