How Companies Can Adopt Open-Source Software for DevOps

From this report, we learn that OSS tools help organizations lower development and operational costs, enable experimentation and prototyping, and reduce the risk of vendor lock-in.*

However, adopting open source software for DevOps without a well-documented open source implementation and support strategy can make realizing the potential of open source software difficult.

According to Gartner, "Through 2022, 50% of organizations will struggle with the skills and culture required to succeed with agile and DevOps approaches to quality that are required for digital transformation."*

So how can organizations successfully adopt open source software for their DevOps toolchain?

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Download this Gartner Report for details regarding the four recommended steps to adopt open-source software for use in DevOps, such as:

  • Create an open-source talent pool by hiring and training individuals in open-source technologies and behaviors, such as community mindset and continuous learning.*
  • Automate open-source governance by implementing software composition analysis (SCA) and binary repository tools for security and license compliance.*
  • Determine the need for commercial support by assessing the level of risk and availability of internal skills to meet service-level agreement (SLA) thresholds.*
  • Incorporate the right open-source tools into DevOps toolchains based on the functional requirements of the pipeline and their integration capabilities.*   

Read more about these recommendations by downloading the full report.

*Source: Gartner, Four Steps to Adopt Open-Source Software as Part of Your Test Automation Stack, 16 December 2020, Thomas Murphy, Joachim Herschmann, Jim Scheibmeir

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