DOES16 San Francisco: The Future of DevOps in the Enterprise – Trends & Predictions


DevOps adoption is growing rapidly, especially in the enterprise. What started as a “keeping up with the unicorns” grassroots movement within more forward thinking companies, has matured to large, complex enterprises now often being on the forefront of DevOps innovation.

Nowhere has this been more clear than at the recent DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16), which ended only a week ago — and what phenomenal event it was!

The conference underscored the relationship between culture and leadership practices, and the advancements in technology and tooling. To foster an holistic DevOps initiative that can transform today’s businesses, organizations need to invest in both people, and the processes and technologies underpinning their software delivery.
Large enterprises are learning new ways to motivate, lead, inspire and grow their teams. In parallel, they are also experimenting and learning new ways of incorporating new technologies and patterns to streamline and accelerate their pipelines.

New technology advancements and emerging design patterns – such as containers, microservices, complex integrations, hybrid infrastructure, and more – all create significant business benefits, yet can dramatically increase the burden on Operations and Release Management teams. This poses hurdles to the adoption of these new developments within large enterprises, who need to operate at an increasingly larger scale, supporting complex, hybrid environments running both traditional applications and technology stacks, alongside more modern architectures.


During my talk at the conference, I had the opportunity to discuss the new technology trends affecting DevOps in the enterprise, and best practices for modern IT to take advantage of them to increase delivery velocity, improve operational efficiencies and ensure security, compliance and stable operations at scale.

Watch the recording of my DOES16 talk:

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c9d9-2016-7Coming up on Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) – our community video podcast series – we have a special year-end episode around DevOps trends and New Year Resolutions for 2017.

Join us on December 13 at 10am PT for the live podcast, to hear from DevOps luminaries and industry analysts about what they see as the driving forces of DevOps in 2016, and what they foresee shaping the industry for the year to come.

This episode will feature David Williams from Gartner, Robert Stroud from Forrester Research, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Pais, Chris Riley, Alan Shimel from, and our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell.

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Steve Brodie

Steve Brodie is the Chief Executive Officer at Electric Cloud. He has over 25 years of experience as a leader in the enterprise software industry, introducing new technologies to the market for both venture-backed startups and leading enterprise IT organizations. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Steve was Group Vice President and General Manager of the Application Lifecycle Management Business Unit at Serena Software, where he spearheaded the Orchestrated ALM strategy as well as the company's entry and growth in release management, a cornerstone technology for DevOps. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the executive management program at the University of Washington.
Steve Brodie

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