I’ve been tracking financial activity in the “DevOps market space” since BMC acquired StreamStep at the end of 2011 for its lightweight planning and coordination software called SmartRelease (now known as BMC Release Process Management and still an awesome product, if I say so myself
Anyway, 2011 had very little activity (basically the only one I heard about I just mentioned), 2012 had about the same and then 2013 came along and blew the doors off. Here’s a table of the highlight (assuming none get announced between now and year-end). And these are public investments, so the real number is higher.
That’s over a quarter of a BILLION dollars in $ heading DevOps way. And in the case of the acquisitions, it represents the minimum spend, because a company like CA or IBM still has to invest in the on-going run and upgrade of the acquired companies…
I suspect 2014 is going to be a rip-roaring year for DevOps!