Research: 2014 DevOps Survey

Jan 03, 2014


DevOps promises to let companies deliver more reliable apps to customers and employees faster, thanks to closer cooperation between developers and IT operations. Think of it as Agile development applied to the entire IT life cycle. 

Of all of the tech pros who attempted to take our InformationWeek 2014 DevOps Survey, just 68% were familiar with the DevOps concept. Of the 318 respondents familiar with DevOps, 22% are very familiar with the details of Dev­Ops, 40% are somewhat familiar with the basics, and 38% have a general idea of what Dev­Ops is about. Other key data points: 

>> 21% have implemented DevOps and another 21% expect to within a year.

>> 46% of those with no plans for DevOps cite other higher priorities, and 33% say there’s no demand for it. About one-fourth cite lack of resources or expertise.

>> 66% cite deploying apps faster with less downtime among the top reasons for ­implementing DevOps.

>> 31% have realized or expect significant improvement in infrastructure stability from ­DevOps, while 51% have seen or expect some improvement. 

>> 41% have realized or expect significant improvement in app deployment speed from ­DevOps, while 42% have seen or expect some improvement. 

In this report we:

>> Examine the business and technology trends driving the interest in DevOps.

>> Discuss the cultural change needed to get value from DevOps. 

>> Look at how enterprise IT organizations differ from the web companies that have pioneered DevOps, and why DevOps still can make sense for conventional IT organizations. 

Respondent breakdown: 27% have 5,000 or more employees; 20% are over 10,000. (R7500114)


Survey Name   InformationWeek DevOps Survey

Survey Date   October 2013

Region   North America

Number of Respondents    318

Purpose   To gauge adoption of DevOps principles in the enterprise

Methodology   InformationWeek surveyed business technology decision-makers at North American companies. The survey was conducted online, and respondents were ­recruited via an email invitation containing an embedded link to the survey. The email ­invitation was sent to qualified InformationWeek subscribers.



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