A Decade Of Promise Is Finally Being Realized
A recent article on CloudTech celebrated the 10 year anniversary of DevOps. After almost a decade, DevOps has finally crossed the chasm. The article references the 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps Report, which is the largest and longest-running research of its kind, drawing from six years of research and data from more than 31,000 professionals worldwide.
“The benefits of these remodeled IT environments are only growing in popularity. A 2018 survey of 2,400 developers and general IT professionals, conducted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, found the use of serverless technology had grown 22% in one year. As enterprises look to reap the benefits of digital transformation and cloud-native technologies, the adoption rate of DevOps will only grow.”
Our findings are consistent with the CloudTech article. Over the past several years, we have noticed a considerable increase in the interest of DevOps, particularly with clients moving legacy applications into modern cloud infrastructure.
Here are a few of the other trends from the report that we’re are seeing with our clients.
- Elite performers are more likely to use the cloud: Fast autoscaling, cost visibility, and reliability are some of the key benefits offered by cloud computing. The highest performing DevOps teams were 24 times more likely than low performers to execute on all five capabilities of cloud computing defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which include on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service.
- For the first time, industry matters: In this year’s report, the retail industry saw better performance both in terms of speed and stability. However, consistent with previous years, we saw continued evidence that no other industry sees better or worse performance. This suggests that organizations of all types and sizes, including highly regulated industries such as financial services, government and retail, can achieve high levels of performance by adopting DevOps practices.
- Low performers use more proprietary software than high and elite performers: The cost to maintain and support proprietary software can be prohibitive, prompting high and elite performers to use open source solutions. This is in line with results from previous reports. In fact, the 2018 Accelerate State of DevOps Report found that elite performers were 1.75 times more likely to make extensive use of open source components, libraries, and platforms.