After attending the IBM software group analyst summit, it was clear that IBM is going “all in” on DevOps. This is not only product-wise, but internally as well. I hope to be covering this topic more. In the meantime, for 451 clients, here’s my report on the topic, and the summary out-take:
These activities feel like the start of IBM kicking off a new multi-year initiative: enabling its usual large enterprise customer base to take advantage of devops to deliver software to market with faster feedback loops. IBM is one of few companies that have the track record, will and resources to invest in multiple-year strategies like this. After several previous attempts to apply cloud technologies and practices to its portfolio and customer base, this time it feels like IBM has finally settled on the right mix of plan, market timing and resources. Now the hard work begins – building it all and bringing the resulting portfolio to market year after year.
“We were extremely impressed with the Flex System solution that the IBM team presented to us,” says Jacobsson. “After seeing a proof-of-concept Flex System environment first hand, we were confident that the solution offered the capabilities we needed, and that the IBM team had the combination of technical expertise and deep industry experience required to ensure a successful implementation.”
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