SOURCE: Puppet Labs

March 09, 2015 11:00 ET

Puppet Labs Launches Fourth Annual DevOps Survey

Industry's Most Comprehensive Survey to Measure the Impact of DevOps on Business Performance

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2015) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, today announced the launch of its fourth annual DevOps survey. Since its inception in 2012, the survey has attracted more than 13,000 respondents over three years. Last year's survey of 9,200-plus people was the largest, most comprehensive study of the impact of DevOps on business performance. In partnership with IT Revolution this year's survey will investigate how team structure, practices, and DevOps tools and culture affect both IT performance and business performance. With the rising adoption of DevOps across all industries, Puppet Labs expects more IT professionals to share their experiences in this year's survey.

The 2015 DevOps survey will expand on last year's findings, which revealed:

  • Companies with high-performing IT organizations are twice as likely to exceed their profitability, market share and productivity goals.
  • Job satisfaction is the No. 1 predictor of organizational performance.
  • High-performing IT organizations deploy code 30 times more frequently than their peers, with 50 percent fewer failures.
  • Preliminary analysis suggests that publicly traded companies with high-performing IT teams had 50 percent higher market capitalization growth rates over three years than their lower-performing peers.

This year's survey will collect more data from respondents working in publicly traded companies to further explore the relationship between IT performance and market capitalization. The survey will also include questions that more deeply explore the impact of team structure, technical practices, and other aspects of DevOps culture on IT performance and overall business performance.

"The growing interest in DevOps from organizations of all kinds has been meteoric, and it's easy to see why," said Nigel Kersten, CIO at Puppet Labs. "In the 2014 State of DevOps Report, we found that high-performing IT organizations deploy code more frequently and with fewer failures. DevOps practices that lead to high IT performance also contribute to organizational performance. These practices have proven themselves in terms of enabling a transformational shift, and this data helps us validate what we already know: IT matters to the business."

"IT Revolution is thrilled to participate in the DevOps survey for the third year in a row," said Gene Kim, co-author of The Phoenix Project and forthcoming DevOps Handbook. "The past years have given us unprecedented insights into how DevOps enables IT performance and organizational performance. This year's survey will allow us to even better understand and share the technical and cultural practices that help organizations win in the marketplace."

The survey is open today through April 3, 2015. All survey respondents will receive a copy of the 2015 State of DevOps Report when it's available this summer.

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