GitLab Cited as Representative Vendor in New Market GuideDownload the report
Since our inception, GitLab has focused on delivering an end-to-end DevOps platform as a single application. That's why we were so excited to read the 2020 Market Guide for DevOps Value Stream Platforms (VSDPs), in which Gartner has defined an emerging category of DevOps Tools.
Gartner's Market Definition:
"DevOps value stream delivery platforms provide a fully integrated set of capabilities to enable continuous delivery of software. These capabilities may include project or product planning, build automation, continuous integration, test automation, continuous deployment and rollback, release orchestration, and automated security policy enforcement, and may provide visibility to key value stream metrics.
VSDPs make product and platform teams more efficient by alleviating constraints in the software delivery pipeline. This results in improved flow of work from initial customer contact to production support. VSDPs are extensible by design and expose APIs for other tools to manage and monitor the software delivery life cycle. The goal is to improve the flow of value rather than automate a sequence of disparate tasks."
GitLab believes that end-to-end visibility is essential to shift from a project mindset to a product mindset and create and adapt a steady stream of end-user value. That visibility creates opportunities to learn and improve while proactively identifying and remediating value blockers, prioritize across multiple resources and teams, and allow each stakeholder–regardless of role–to understand context and contribute more effectively.
GitLab believes that businesses should focus on delivering the greatest amount of value, rather than maintaining the infrastructure necessary to understand, produce, or deploy it.
GitLab believes that security and compliance are everyone’s responsibility, and should be as deeply integrated into the SDLC as planning or testing.
Gartner states: “The need to “shift left” security and compliance is a result of a multitude of factors and risks associated with arbitrary use of open-source software and shorter release cycles.”
Given Gartner’s Strategic Planning Assumption (“By 2023, 40% of organizations will have switched from multiple point solutions to DevOps value stream delivery platforms to streamline application delivery, versus less than 10% in 2020.”), GitLab believes that Gartner aligns with our belief that the market for a DevOps platform delivered as a single application will grow much faster than the DevOps market as a whole.
While we're honored to be included as a representative vendor in Gartner's Market Guide, and we look forward to many years of developing coverage, we also have a very opinionated take on what a DevOps platform should offer, which creates a very different product.
Key differentiators include:
We have proof points in this enhanced efficiency and experience in our first to market combination of source-control and continuous integration. By freeing developers to manage their CI configuration as code, and empowering them to run and improve their inner build-test loop we unlocked a major hurdle to DevOps adoption. We continue to do the same with integrated Application Security, Project, Package, Release, Infrastructure and Incident Management. Users of our single-application get the benefits of more control, and more insights - unlocking the metrics that drive DevOps success.
Gartner, Market Guide for DevOps Value Stream Delivery Platforms, Manjunath Bhat, Hassan Ennaciri, Chris Saunderson, Daniel Betts, Thomas Murphy, Joachim Herschmann, 28 September 2020
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