15. The Future of DevOps

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

—Abraham Lincoln

15.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we speculate about the future—always a dangerous proposition. We begin with the assumption that DevOps is in the process of “crossing the chasm.” This phrase is a creation of Geoffrey Moore, and it describes the process of the diffusion of technology. In this model, a technology is initially adopted by innovators. It is next adopted by the mainstream beginning with early adopters. In order to have mainstream adoption, a large amount of material describing how to use the technology, success stories, and business considerations are needed to convince the mainstream that the technology is worth the investment. ...

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