About this Constellation ShortList™

As enterprises are faced with business best-practice uncertainty due to Infinite Computing (for more, see here), they need to build software again in-house. They create next-generation applications, typically on cloud-based platforms, where for the first time in computing history, they don’t have direct access to the physical infrastructure. This requires them to formalize their DevOps processes. “Infrastructure becomes software” is how this is described, and it becomes a programmatic way to manage infrastructure.

In the process of building and deploying software again, enterprises learn that there is nothing more costly than having software and not being able to deploy it. All this turns the attention to the development process and makes CTOs and CIOs look for DevOps vendors. These fall into four vendor categories: platform, best-of-breed, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and cross-platform players. This list is focused on best-of-breed players. For more, see here.

AI has been transformative for DevOps and all vendors on this CR Shortlist have improved automaton with the help of AI. Expect more uptake of AI in 2024 and be aware of a possible disruption of the key players in the space.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Support at least Phase 3 of the Constellation DevOps taxonomy, and Phase 4 in 2023 months; ideally also Phase 5.
  • Usage of AI/ML for more efficient DevOps aka AIOps or MLOps
  • Developer friendly, share of mindset
  • Visible DevOps evangelism
  • 1250+ customers
  • Support for five (out of seven) continents
  • On-premises, hybrid cloud, public cloud and multicloud DevOps support
  • Out-of-the-box interfaces to popular development and deployment platforms
  • Transparent and effective pricing and costing

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 20 solutions categorized in this market. The Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.


Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and the research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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