Kavita Viswanath, General Manager, JFrog India

Kavita has over 20 years of experience in leading Enterprise Sales, Alliances, Strategy & Planning for core technology & e-commerce companies. As General Manager for JFrog India, she manages India Business and Operations including R&D, Support, Sales & Marketing, Finance & Operations. Before joining JFrog, she was associated with Flipkart, where she worked directly with Sachin Bansal on building the B2B business of their Made in India brand Billion and also with Flipkart Ads as the Head of Planning & Strategy. Her most recent stint with them has been leading Global Sales at Myntra, for their AI based SaaS product. Kavita comes from a strong technology sales background after having spent more than a decade with Microsoft and Oracle, managing Enterprise Sales and Alliances for their on premise and Cloud business.

 

  • Could you throw some light on the Current Scenario of DevOps in India?

Increased complexity in software development due to new technologies such as containerization, microservices etc has brought attention to software delivery processes that were earlier managed without tools. However, in today’s ‘app world’ in order to meet the ever-changing demands of the customer, its become super important for businesses to look at continuous, secure and seamless delivery of software using DevOps tools. India is at the fore front of this adoption. From leading private banks to ecommerce, we see customers across the spectrum adopting DevOps and demanding more in terms of sophisticated tools that help them manage their DevOps processes end to end.

  • Can you tell us more about the role of DevOps during the Pandemic?

The pandemic has brought more opportunity than challenges specific to DevOps. The lockdown has severely impacted almost all businesses forcing the tech teams to innovate, reduce costs and push themselves to become more relevant in the changing environment. All these have worked as a trigger for organizations to think about developing and releasing software much faster than before and automate more than ever. DevOps is a very collaborative process involving developers and operations teams to come together, and with remote work kicking in, we are seeing more and more teams relying on tools to make this happen. This will only continue to grow in the future.

  • How has the DevOps Industry evolved over the past few years? Has it made life simpler than before?

DevOps in itself is going through a transformation where companies are re-inventing their own processes with the help of tools available in the market. Having said that, in DevOps automation SecOps and CI/CD are definitely emerging as big areas of opportunity where we see large companies investing and adopting it. Our recent release last month is CI/CD Pipelines that is a declarative, modern tool for containers + legacy apps. It automates code to production with advanced capabilities for cloud native apps.

  • What are the key trends in DevOps to watch out for in 2021?

2020 accelerated remote work, expedited the migration to cloud, and turned DevOps from a best practice to an essential part of every business. As we move into 2021 the industry will embrace hybrid on multiple facets. First, businesses will fully embrace hybrid workforces that combine the advantages of remote work and on-site team collaboration. Second, business models will become hybrid, such as conferences that merge virtual scale with local networking. Finally, hybrid will become the deployment norm as companies modernize their stack to take advantage of cloud-native technologies, but realize that not everything can move off-prem. The winners in 2021 will be companies who embrace hybrid across their business, model, and products.

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