DevOps Success: A Look at Performance by Region and Industry

DevOps Success: A Look at Performance by Region and Industry

‘Since Puppet published its first State of DevOps Report in 2012, we’ve learned a lot about how IT is implementing DevOps practices and the resulting impact to businesses. After collecting nearly 30,000 responses from around the world, we wondered: Where are trends and patterns emerging in these segments?

Our first-ever State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report makes it easier to benchmark your organization against other companies in your peer group.

Automation Enables DevOps

Not surprisingly, we found that most organizations began their DevOps journeys with their biggest pain points. Pain often incites organizational change, and it’s no different for software development. And it’s here that we found that automation is one of the most common enablers of DevOps. Instead of adopting lean practices or visualization of metrics, organizations most commonly turned to automation for some portion of their software development lifecycle. Continuous integration, deployment automation, and infrastructure automation were very common starting points for DevOps.

It’s not difficult to see why, either. Manual processes take a lot of time away from individuals who have plenty of other work do to. Every manual process introduces a delay in getting a release out the door and into the hands of users. Meanwhile, business needs and customer demands are continually evolving. This means the software needs to keep up. Automation helps relieve pressure and get software out the door more quickly, giving teams more time to focus on development.

Automation isn’t as widespread as you might think. Despite how much attention automation gets these days, most companies still report high levels of manual work across parts of their software development lifecycle. Organizations may be using automation to relieve their most acute pain but haven’t moved to a state of pervasive automation.’


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