Evolution of the Software Development Lifecycle and DevOps Tools

The software development lifecycle (SDLC) experienced a paradigm shift when, driven by demand for more rapid innovation, traditional practices gave way to agile development methods that became commonplace amongst DevOps teams. As the development methods became more iterative in nature, developers required a new set of tools to not only enable but also accelerate the software development process, resulting in the proliferation of DevOps tools.

The increasing number of DevOps tools coupled with lower barriers to adoption, manifesting themselves through credit card sign-up options for developers and increased interoperability via open APIs, has caused the DevOps software tools market to grow exponentially. There are also a number of favorable trends, many of which Catalyst has observed first-hand through its investments in EDB and Effectual, that are fueling the growth of this market.

It is our belief that many of these trends are still early in their adoption lifecycles, providing substantial runway for continued growth in this market. If you are an owner, operator, or investor in a company changing the way software is developed, deployed, or monitored, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to reach out to Kyle Howard-Johnson at [email protected].


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