App Downtime Costs Drive DevOps Opportunities

By Michael Vizard

The cost of unplanned downtime in large organizations can be as high as $1.25 to $2.5 billion a year, according to new research from IDC on behalf of AppDynamics, a provider of application monitoring and management tools. The study, based on a survey of DevOps and other IT personnel at 20 Fortune 1000 companies with revenue of more than $1.3 billion, found that although there's no such thing as a DevOps market, demand for the collection of products and services used to optimize application development is red hot. Although more than 40 percent of these large companies have put some form of DevOps processes in place, another 40 percent are still evaluating their options, according to the research. From a consulting perspective, solution providers with DevOps expertise are usually invited to participate within the deepest levels of the customer's IT operations, which for most companies in the channel means living the IT dream. The challenge, of course, is being worthy of staying once invited to participate at that level. Here, Channel Insider examines key takeaways from the study.

This article was originally published on 2015-03-12