DevOps.com – Patricia Johnson – 9/5/17
[Ed. note: Byline by Patricia Johnson, Sr. Principal DevOps Product Marketing at CA Technologies]
Think of DevOps tools as stepping stones to releasing new functionality into the hands of your customers faster and more frequently. Working together, tools automate processes and help companies become modern software factories. But isolated tools, like a lone rock in the middle of a river, are much less useful.
Disparate tools may help an individual or a team do their job, but they impede the progress of the larger organization. To achieve desired efficiency across the application life cycle, companies may waste time and amass technical debt by integrating tools with scripts.
The other answer is that organizations get restrictive. They may establish a “center of excellence” for DevOps that prescribes a toolchain that works together, but are those tools going to be the best fit for all individuals and teams, supporting an agile mindset?
The ideal scenario is for a DevOps toolchain to become an integrated, dynamic continuous delivery powerhouse where “best fit” tools work in concert to enable better performing teams and better customer experiences.