The 2021 State of DevOps Report is here!

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Download the report to learn:

  • What keeps teams stuck in the middle of their DevOps evolution
  • Whether automation and cloud translate to DevOps success
  • Why top-down enablement of bottom-up transformation is crucial
  • The importance of team identities and clear interaction paradigms
  • How a platform team can scale the benefits of DevOps practices
  • The way highly successful DevOps firms approach security

A decade of DevOps

In ten years, nearly 40,000 technical professionals from around the world have contributed to the State of DevOps body of research, the longest-running and most widely referenced DevOps research in the industry. To celebrate a decade, we invited an illustrious group of DevOps experts to respond to the data and provide recommendations for companies seeking to evolve their DevOps practices.

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Stuck in the middle

This year, we discovered that the vast majority of organizations remain stuck in mid-level DevOps evolution and divided the middle into three distinct categories. We set out to explore the blockers preventing these mid-evolution organizations from advancing and made many fascinating discoveries along the way.

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The most highly evolved firms benefit from top-down enablement of bottom-up transformation.

Fewer than 2% of high-evolution organizations report resistance to DevOps from the executive level. While only 3% of mid-evolution organizations report resistance, half (30%) as many in that cohort report that DevOps is actively promoted compared to 60% of high-evolution organizations.

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Cloud and automation correlate with higher DevOps evolution...

…but they are not predictive. However, highly evolved organizations use the cloud better and are far more likely to have implemented extensive and pervasive automation. 

While 65% of mid-evolution organizations report using public cloud, only 20% of them are using cloud to its full potential compared to 57% of high-evolution organizations.

Highly evolved firms are far more likely to have implemented extensive and pervasive automation.

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A survey for a cause

For every person who completed the survey, Puppet donated $5 to these organizations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we donated a total of $45,000.

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UNICEF COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

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National Coalition for the Homeless

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World Central Kitchen

2021 sponsors

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