Firms Eye Pervasive Automation
June 6, 2018
State of DevOps Market Segmentation report has revealed insights by
industry, region, department and company size, based on the 2017
State of DevOps Survey data. Over the past six years, Puppet has
surveyed more than 27,000 technical professionals, making the State
of DevOps Report the most comprehensive and longest-running study on
the topic of DevOps.
Among the findings:
The larger the company size, the higher the proportion of low IT performers. We found that there’s little difference in the proportion of high IT performers between companies of various sizes. However, as the company size grows, the proportion of low IT performers also increases.
Automation is not as pervasive as you think. The majority of our respondents reported high levels of manual work across configuration management, deployment, testing and change approval processes. As they adopt DevOps practices, automation is a key enabler along the journey, though it remains inconsistent and spotty across their organizations.
Industry matters. While all industries have about the same proportion of high IT performers, the proportion of low IT performers by industry varies greatly. The media and entertainment and retail industry have the lowest percentage of low IT performers, while financial services, insurance and manufacturing companies had the highest proportion of low performers.
every company around the world has the same priority - automation at
scale - and they’re achieving this through DevOps,” said Nigel
Kersten, State of DevOps Report author and Puppet’s Chief Technical
Strategist. “While the data shows that companies of all types and
sizes are making progress, we still have a long way to go to
eliminate manual work that prevents companies from scaling
automation success. More importantly, the State of DevOps body of
research underpins that every business has the potential to become a
top performer and we’re excited to help on that journey to pervasive