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Enterprises Expect DevOps to be Mainstream Within Five Years, Finds Fujitsu Survey

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News facts:
  • Global study commissioned by Fujitsu shows eight in 10 large enterprises expect DevOps at scale to be in place within five years
  • Fujitsu State of Orchestration 2018/19 survey highlights that DevOps is seen as an approach to cope with continuous change, enabling greater agility and decreasing cost
  • However, for most organizations today, DevOps maturity is still low, with just 20 percent of organizations categorizing their processes as ‘fully-established or mature’
Munich, January 10, 2019 – Enterprises are expecting rapid advances in the uptake of DevOps at scale over the next five years, according to new survey findings1 by Fujitsu. With its focus on unifying software development and software operation, the majority of organizations with more than 500 employees surveyed see DevOps as a valuable approach to cope with continuous change, enabling greater agility and decreasing cost.
Although just 20 percent currently have mature DevOps in place, IT decision makers expect a dramatic shift. Results from the Fujitsu State of Orchestration 2018/19 survey confirm that almost eight in 10 (78 percent) expect enterprises to use DevOps to deliver applications and services at scale within the next five years.
Leading independent analyst firm IDC recently confirmed2 Fujitsu as a ‘leading player’ in the increasingly popular field of DevOps, citing Fujitsu’s key strengths in its services offering, delivery model and portfolio benefits. However, current DevOps maturity is still low, according to decision makers surveyed by Fujitsu at enterprises in Australia, Finland, Germany, Spain, the UK and the USA.
Just under half of respondents (45 percent) currently have DevOps categorized as ‘established’ (25 percent) or ‘fully-established’ (20 percent). Only one in four have completed a DevOps pilot and 22 percent are running or planning a pilot. But only eight percent of the sample had no plans to explore DevOps. The key reasons for pursuing a DevOps model, say those interviewed, are to cope better with continuous change and improvements (42 percent), to become faster and more able to support business change (37 percent) and to decrease costs (36 percent).
Cloud orchestration seen as the key to unlocking truly-effective digital transformation
Fujitsu’s survey reveals a growing realization among large enterprises that cloud orchestration holds the key to unlocking truly effective digital transformation. A significant majority of respondents (81 percent) anticipate a more widespread use of software containers to make orchestration more effective over the next five years.
Further predictions include:
  • An increased adoption of microservices architecture (75 percent)
  • The widespread use or orchestration of cloud native, digital technologies (83 percent)
  • Autonomous services management decisions with minimal human intervention (83 percent) and autonomous technical operations (82 percent)
Brad Mallard, CTO, Digital Technology Services at Fujitsu EMEIA, comments: “DevOps is key to transforming service delivery and enabling businesses to take advantage of the ever-faster evolving capabilities of the cloud. We’re seeing more organizations embrace DevOps multi-disciplinary teams to deliver and evolve their digital vision. The minority have implemented this at scale although the majority are still experimenting and trying to restructure their organization around a new concept.”
“The momentum behind DevOps is accelerating for very good reasons – high velocity delivery of products, applications and services with DevOps promises to outpace competitors who are stuck using conventional methods,” continues Mallard. “We are seeing a very clear expectation that DevOps will go mainstream within the next five years, and likely even sooner for organizations planning to accelerate past their competition. With Fujitsu confirmed as a leading DevOps player by a recent IDC report2 , our advice to organizations is not to delay, but to start thinking about DevOps deployments today.”
Notes to editors
1The Fujitsu State of Orchestration 2018/19 survey conducted in July 2018 among 253 IT decision makers with responsibility for decisions around cloud and IT infrastructure in organizations with 500+ employees across target sectors (Australia: 40, Finland: 41, Germany: 42, Spain: 40, UK: 45, US: 45).
2IDC’s MarketScape Worldwide DevOps Services Vendor Assessment commends Fujitsu for a strong focus on helping clients execute application life-cycle management activities… [and having] …large inventory of reusable assets that the provider can leverage as part of its delivery. Fujitsu customers interviewed by IDC remarked favorably about Fujitsu's cultural values, finding team members to be respectful and human in how they operate. IDC notes that Fujitsu was also commended by its customers for strong capabilities in knowledge sharing across teams to ease workflows and communications as well as generated holistic solutions that were not just technical but were scalable and multilingual and transcended varied user demographics and different countries that used the applications.

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Date: 10 January, 2019
City: Munich