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PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Puppet, the standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us, today announced the findings of the 2018 State of DevOps Report. Over the past seven years, Puppet has surveyed more than 30,000 technical professionals, making this report the largest, most comprehensive and longest-running study on the topic of DevOps.
This year’s survey garnered responses from more than 3,000 global technology professionals from organizations of all sizes and within multiple industries. It was written by Puppet and Splunk Inc.* and is sponsored by Amazon Web Services, Cloudability, Cognizant, CyberArk, Diaxion, Eficode and Splunk.
This year’s report reveals the five stages of DevOps evolution and a pragmatic, prescriptive approach aimed at helping organizations get started with DevOps, replicate and scale existing pockets of success and make forward progress in their DevOps evolution.
The 2018 State of DevOps Report maps organizations along an evolutionary scale based on how frequently they are using key practices. Organizations that are employing all the practices with a high frequency are highly evolved, or High. Those organizations employing few practices with low frequency are Low, and those doing some practices sometimes are Medium. Among some of the key findings:
"While DevOps practices have become far more well known across our industry, organizations continue to struggle to scale pockets of DevOps success more broadly across multiple teams and departments,” said Nigel Kersten, VP of Ecosystem Engineering at Puppet. "This year's report explores the foundational practices that need to be in place in order to scale DevOps success, and proves that success can only scale when teams are enabled to work across functional boundaries."
“This year’s report findings validate that foundational practices have a profound impact on an organization’s overall DevOps evolutionary journey and are key to scaling successes no matter how mature the DevOps transformation is within the organization,” said Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate, Splunk. “Splunk’s partnership with Puppet and participation in this report reflects our shared commitment to empower organizations to collaborate across critical boundaries and automate resources for broader use.”
The full 2018 State of DevOps Report is available for download here.
The resulting report was written by Puppet and Splunk. Splunk participation includes providing analysis to the report findings, and providing commentary in the “Foundations” and “Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing” sections of the report. All other opinions and writings in the report were completed by Puppet and other companies.
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