Puppet Labs is pleased to share the findings from our 2015 State of DevOps Survey. We have deepened our understanding of how DevOps enables IT performance and organizational performance, based on responses from more than 20,000 technical professionals we’ve surveyed over the past four years.
The 2015 State of DevOps Report reveals:
– High-performing IT organizations deploy 30x more frequently with 200x shorter lead times. They have 60x fewer failures and recover 168x faster.
– Lean management and continuous delivery practices create the conditions for delivering value faster – and sustainably.
– Deployment pain can tell you a lot about your IT performance. The more painful code deployments are, the poorer the organization’s IT performance, overall performance and culture.
– And much more!
The reason so many people are interested in continuous delivery is because, executed well, it does exactly this: It shifts quality to the left. The set of practices associated with continuous delivery are continuous integration, automated testing, deployment automation, and version control for all production artifacts.
We found that certain architectural characteristics correlated with high performance. A larger proportion of high-performing teams answered the following questions in the affirmative, compared to medium- and low-
performing teams, both for the primary application or service they were working on and for the services they had to interact with:
•We can do most of our testing without requiring an integratedenvironment.
•We can and do deploy/release our application independentlyof other applications/services it depends on.
•It is custom software that uses a microservices architecture.
Read the full report to dig into the findings.