Published on 22 March 2016 by

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Editor's note: The 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 State of DevOps Reports are now available as well.

We’re excited to announce our fifth annual State of DevOps Survey! We’ve surveyed over 20,000 technical professionals over the last five years and learned a ton about how IT performance, culture, and technical practices affect organizational performance. After five years, we’re still at the beginning of this journey and there’s still so much more to learn.

This year we’ve added five new areas of research that we’re really excited about. We believe these topics reflect the concerns of the DevOps community today.

  • ROI of IT performance. Everyone wants to know what to expect from their investment in DevOps. This year, we’re examining how throughput, stability and quality measures affect the bottom line.
  • Security and compliance. Where does security and compliance fit in a DevOps environment? Are they mutually exclusive or can security be improved with the adoption of DevOps practices?
  • Quality. We’ve looked extensively at the key IT performance metrics for throughput and stability and found that high-performing IT organizations deploy code 30 times more frequently, with 60 times fewer failures, and they’re able to recover 168 times faster. This year, we want to know if speed and reliability actually equate to higher quality software.
  • Containers. Containers. Containers. Containers. What implications does the adoption of containers have on IT performance?
  • Lean Practices. Last year, we started investigating lean management practices. We want to better understand what it means for technology organizations to go lean.

Gene Kim, author of the Phoenix Project, and Jez Humble, the guy who wrote the book on Continuous Delivery, have been involved in the DevOps Survey since its inception almost five years ago. Last year, at DevOps Enterprise Summit, they unveiled their new company, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), along with Nicole Forsgen, PhD, an expert in IT impacts. This year, we’re excited to partner with DORA on the 2016 State of DevOps Survey and Report. Our goal is to help technology organizations be more effective and successful by providing the most comprehensive and rigorous study of DevOps today.

We’d also like to thank all of our awesome sponsors this year: Atlassian, Automic, CA Technologies, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IT Revolution, Splunk, and ThoughtWorks. It’s great to see all of these leaders and innovators rallying around DevOps.

In addition to new questions and new sponsors, we also have new prizes! Complete the survey and you’ll be entered to win one of the following prizes (see the official rules):

It’s the 20,000+ participants like you who are helping make IT better for everyone. Thanks for taking the survey and sharing it with your friends and colleagues. Together, we can make this the biggest and best survey yet.

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