Puppet’s 2024 State of DevOps Report Continues a Special Focus on Platform Engineering:

  • How new developer approaches are supported by the platform engineering team
  • Unlocking the full potential of DevOps through standardized automation
  • Where security fits into platform engineering, with far-reaching benefits
  • How the most evolved platform engineering teams are succeeding today

Stronger DevOps Requires Efficiency, Speed, and Security

Since 2013, the goal of each annual State of DevOps report is simple: to better understand the people, processes, and trends that shape DevOps each year. In 2023, our focus shifted toward Platform Engineering’s role within DevOps — not as a trend that replaces DevOps, but one that works alongside DevOps goals.

By now, most organizations have had a platform team for 3-5 years, marking a new, more evolved phase of Platform Engineering.

The use case for platforms across functions is growing. Our 2024 report identifies the shared tactics that create a successful Platform Engineering approach. How can you use these insights to strengthen your security, support developers, and deliver efficiently? Download the free report today.

What is the State of Platform Engineering Report?

The State of Platform Engineering Report is the 2024 edition of Puppet's long-running State of DevOps Report. It includes new survey results from hundreds of individuals doing platform engineering in industries around the world.

For more than a decade, the Puppet State of DevOps Report has been the definitive word on DevOps and how it's done across the globe. In 2023, we decided to try something new. We took a deeper dive into platform engineering, a huge trend that's been at the center of conversations in every corner of the DevOps world. Thus, the State of Platform Engineering Report was born — now in its second year as we track its spread.

What’s in the 2024 State of Platform Engineering Report?

Over 470 global professionals who work on or with a Platform Engineering team participated in this year’s survey. We wanted to understand how Platform Engineering was evolving and expanding at these organizations, and where challenges remain.  

Here are just a few takeaways from our report:

  • Developer needs are changing— and Platform Engineering is well-placed to support them. 
  • The full DevOps potential is unlocked with automation — productivity is the goal, and accelerated delivery can only happen with smart automation choices.  
  • Security is a part of Platform Engineering from the start — it’s not just one team’s responsibility anymore, and that’s a good thing.  

Our findings reveal the skillset and support that a platform team needs to succeed, giving insight into how to make Platform Engineering work better for you and your org. From automation use cases to exploring the specific skillsets that make a great platform team, this report is built to help you get the most out of current trends. 

2024 state of platform engineering report

Build and Improve Your Developer Platform

Platform engineering is already being done in industries around the world. The ones who have done it the longest are finding massive success – better efficiency, stronger security, and happier developers.  

The 2024 State of Platform Engineering Report from Puppet lays the groundwork for teams like yours to understand how platform engineering can make a difference for your productivity and DevOps culture.

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