This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) examines the DevOps competitive market for 2018. New technologies and market pressure are helping drive DevOps adoption. This is changing the way software applications are delivered to the marketplace. "The hype and demand surrounding DevOps shows no signs of diminishing in the short term as organizations attempt to reduce costs and improve agility and overall application quality," said Jim Mercer, research director, DevOps. "The technology changes and advancements around application delivery are progressing at a rapid pace. Influencing these factors are multiple pressures such as enterprise customer requirements driving the need for more rigor and out-of-the-box functionality, automation, innovations in deployment platforms, and cloud infrastructure and contemporary cloud-native applications leveraging FaaS."