How to Succeed in DevOps, Automation and Multicloud Strategies: Learnings from trendsetter European Enterprises’ Journeys

Watch recording from December 5, 2018

Are you getting stuck in the initial stages of DevOps, Multicloud and Automation Journeys?
It can help to hear how your European peers are breaking the shackles of cultural, technological, and process hurdles to progress in DevOps for a competitive edge. An IDC EMEA study1 assessed how enterprise IT management and automation strategies are evolving due to the impact of cloud computing, DevOps, and digital transformation initiatives. While cultural change cannot be overlooked, organizations must also tackle more pragmatic technology challenges.

Join IDC analysts and a Red Hat executive in this webinar to look at key study findings at a time when EMEA businesses are moving beyond the hype of DevOps to become "DevOps-native" with the technologies and management in place to improve business speed and agility. We’ll talk about these findings:

  • Only 1/3 of EMEA organizations feel confident on their IT infrastructures.

  • More than 60% of EMEA organizations already embrace DevOps, some more advanced than others.

  • Multicloud, API-driven, container-enabled, and open source are critical for business innovation for EMEA enterprises.

  • 65% of mature DevOps users desire multicloud infrastructures that help minimize vendor lock-in or that takes advantage of open source innovation

Rob McMahon

Rob McMahon

director of cloud sales, EMEA, Red Hat

Rob McMahon, director of cloud sales for Red Hat EMEA, has more than 13 years of experience across automation and cloud technologies. Rob has a passion for automation and seeing customers get maximum value from the deployed solutions. To help customers transform, he encourages businesses to understand their true, current state. With this consultative approach, customers are able to strategically plan for technology, people and governance—increasing their success rates and returning value faster. Prior to Red Hat, Rob held positions at Opsware and at HPE following Opsware's acquisition by HP in 2007.

Jen Thomson IDC

Jen Thomson

director, Research, IDC

Jen Thomson is an IDC research director with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Jen leads the European DevOps & Open Source Practice and provides customers with a view of DevOps enterprise maturity and strategies towards enterprise-scale DevOps. She provides insights on the investment strategies and decisions of European enterprises for application development and deployment. Her research explores the new rules for apps dev and deploy in a digital economy, and how this impacts enterprise IT organizational structures, culture, processes, tools, and skill sets. Additionally her research looks to uncover end-user strategies, investment priorities and KPIs to enable cloud-first, DevOps, and agile solution delivery.

Archana Venkatraman

Archana Venkatraman

manager, Research, IDC

Archana Venkatraman is a research manager for IDC's European Datacenter Research. Archana covers datacenter technologies including software-defined infrastructures, storage and data management, virtualization, containers, hyperconverged infrastructure, infrastructure performance monitoring, systems management, application development, and cloud services. She leads IDC's European thought leadership program on open source technologies and contributes to European Digital Transformation, DevOps, Blockchain, and IoT research practices. Prior to IDC, Archana was the datacenter editor at Computer Weekly, where she focused on datacenters, server virtualization, storage, open source technologies, software-defined infrastructures, and cloud computing, liaising with enterprise CIOs and technology vendors to develop deeper insight into the enterprise IT industry.

  • 1In June 2018, IDC conducted an EMEA study with 951 respondents to assess how enterprise IT management and automation strategies are evolving due to the impact of cloud computing, DevOps, and digital transformation initiatives. Respondents consisted of 50% senior IT executives, 30% IT operations directors, and 20% cloud architects and DevOps managers.