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Enterprise Survey Series: DevOps 2019

  • ID: 4764560
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 133 pages
  • Evans Data Corp
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New Survey Shows Cracks and Convergence in DevOps Today

This brand new Enterprise Survey Series explores technologies and methodologies that are important to enterprise IT and development. This report, the first in the quarterly series, focuses on DevOps, and is an important asset for any organization looking to sell DevOps technologies, tools, and services to other companies, as well as for any organization that wants to automate its own processes through DevOps. Along the way, organizations need to get a sense of the current DevOps landscape, the tactics current DevOps users have embraced, and the challenges that these technical professionals face.

This survey is unique from other surveys as it gets to the bottom of the DevOps issues by looking at them from BOTH the developer and IT Manager’s point of view. Using actual survey data from over 250 developers and 250 IT managers, the researcher presents in-depth data and analysis to inform your DevOps decisions. All results are presented in aggregate and then broken out by developer or operator answers so you can see the overall result as well as how the views of the two groups differ.

DevOps promotes and facilitates the coordination between the software developers who create apps and the operations personnel who deploy them, but as the newly released Data survey DevOps 2019 shows the two groups often have very different ideas. The survey of 250 developers and 250 IT operations professionals does show convergence in many areas such as continuous integration and application handoff, but very different viewpoints in other areas.

For example:

  • The greatest benefit of workflow management tools for IT managers is capturing end-to-end business data, while for developers it’s building dashboards to visualize operational data
  • Fifty-eight percent of developers say they use tools not licensed or sanctioned by the IT team
  • While the majority in both groups say the development team has the go / no go decision in deploying a software release, 41% of IT Managers say it’s the ops team – compared to just 22% of developers.
  • IT Managers are more likely to say that technical software challenges are the main source of frustration in automating a network, while developers think it’s lack of a budget for new tools

“While both the development team and operations are trying to develop, release and maintain applications in a large enterprise environment for the common good of their company, they are basically coming from different ends,” said Janel Garvin, CEO, “Automation tools are essential for efficient interactions between the two groups to ensure that they come together in collaboration rather than confrontation – that along with an understanding of where each is coming from.”

The survey is part of a new Enterprise Survey series launched this year by the researcher and created to look at enterprise development issues from both the development and operations angles. With over 130 pages of multi-faceted data, each point is shown from both the development and operations viewpoints and looks at topics such as: DevOps Landscape, Demographics, and structural organization, Provisioning, Application Handoffs, Automation Tools and Platforms, Continuous application Development, Integration and Testing, Workflows and Workflow management.

This survey gives a comprehensive view of the attitudes, adoption patterns,  and intentions of developers and IT managers within the enterprise as they relate to DevOps.  The researcher wishes to make this survey series as valuable as possible to their clients; thus, they solicit input from subscribers prior to the publication of each volume. This subscriber input is incorporated into the content of the survey, providing answers and insight into issues of interest to their clients. Publication rights to any of the results are not granted to any subscribers outside of their own.

Topics include organizational reporting structures, development and deployment environments, self service and requisitional provisioning, application handoff processes, legacy systems, ITIL, ITSMs, confirmation management tools, cloud dynamics and DevOps, workflows and workloads, security, container use, continuous integration, testing cloud orchestration, DevOps and emerging technologies such as AI, ML, AR, blockchain and more!

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OVERVIEW

  • Objectives of the Survey
  • Survey Methodology
  • Research Design
  • Relative Rankings
  • The Sample – Software Developers and IT Managers

ABOUT THIS REPORT

  • The EDC Panel
  • Multi-Client Survey Series
  • Custom Surveys
  • Targeted Analytics

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

DEMOGRAPHICS AND ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTING STRUCTURE 

  • Job Role
  • Drivers for DevOps Initiatives
  • DevOps Drivers by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Company Size
  • Company Size by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Company’s Length of Time in Business
  • Company’s Time in Business by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Age
  • Age by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Industry
  • Industry by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Organizational Reporting Structure
  • Organizational Reporting Structure by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Dotted Line Structures
  • Dotted Line Structures by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Team Responsibilities within an Organization
  • IT Managers: Team Responsibilities within an Organization
  • Developers: Team Responsibilities within an Organization
  • Test/QA’s Organizational Fit
  • Test/QA’s Organizational Fit by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Individual Responsibilities for Typical Apps
  • Time Spent On-boarding New Developers
  • Time Spent On-boarding New Developers by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Methods Used for Development Collaboration

ENVIRONMENTS – DEVELOPMENT VS. DEPLOYMENT

  • Use of a Formal DevOps Plan
  • Use of a Formal DevOps Plan by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Organizational Deployment Practices
  • Organizational Deployment Practices by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Frequency of Software Releases
  • Frequency of Software Releases by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Team Composition
  • Team Composition by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Organizational Importance of Technologies
  • IT Managers: Organizational Importance of Technologies
  • Developers: Organizational Importance of Technologies
  • Biggest Challenge in Creating New Apps
  • Biggest Challenge in Creating New Apps by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Biggest Organizational Development Challenge
  • Biggest Organizational Development Challenge by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Satisfaction with Speed of Dev-Test-Deploy Process
  • Satisfaction with Speed of Dev-Test-Deploy Process by Developers vs. IT
  • Managers
  • Current or Past Involvement with Shadow IT
  • Current or Past Involvement with Shadow IT by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Drawbacks to Shadow IT
  • Drawbacks to Shadow IT by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Time Needed to Set Up Environments for Changing Teams
  • Time Needed to Set Up Environments for Changing Teams by Developers vs.
  • IT Managers
  • Biggest Challenges in Using DevOps
  • Biggest Challenges in Using DevOps by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Where is DevOps Essential?
  • Where is DevOps Essential? by Developers vs. IT Managers

PROVISIONING – SELF SERVICE AND REQUISITION

  • Likely Outcome of Unexpected Development Needs
  • Likely Outcome of Unexpected Development Needs by Developers vs. IT
  • Managers
  • IT Assets - Self Service vs. IT Approval
  • IT Managers: IT Assets - Self Service vs. IT Approval
  • Developers: IT Assets - Self Service vs. IT Approval
  • Three-Tier Infrastructure vs. HCI
  • Three-Tier Infrastructure vs. HCI by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Operations Involvement in Development
  • Operations Involvement in Development by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Automation of Infrastructure Components
  • IT Managers: Automation of Infrastructure Components
  • Developers: Automation of Infrastructure Components
  • Self-Service Provisioning Outside of IT
  • Self-Service Provisioning Outside of IT by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Primary Advantage to Automated Provisioning
  • Primary Advantage to Automated Provisioning by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Most Important Features of Self-Provisioning Infrastructure
  • Most Important Features of Self-Provisioning Infrastructure by Developers vs. IT
  • Managers
  • Design Patterns Used
  • Design Patterns Used by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Strategies for Development-Deployment
  • Strategies for Development-Deployment by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Time Spent Writing Code for Provisioning
  • Time Spent Writing Code for Provisioning by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Hardware Infrastructure Provisioned via DevOps
  • IT Managers: Hardware Infrastructure Provisioned via DevOps
  • Developers: Hardware Infrastructure Provisioned via DevOps
  • Time Spent Provisioning Hardware Infrastructure
  • IT Managers: Time Spent Provisioning Hardware Infrastructure
  • Developers: Time Spent Provisioning Hardware Infrastructure
  • Perceived Benefit of DevOps-Specific Tools in Provisioning
  • IT Managers: Perceived Benefit of DevOps-Specific Tools in Provisioning
  • Developers: Perceived Benefit of DevOps-Specific Tools in Provisioning
  • Hypervisor Use
  • Hypervisor Use by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Hypervisors Used the Most
  • Hypervisors Used the Most by Developers vs. IT Managers

AUTOMATION AND ORCHESTRATION TOOLS

  • Worst Omissions in App Deployment
  • Worst Omissions in App Deployment by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Greatest Frustrations in Using Automation
  • Greatest Frustrations in Using Automation by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Perceptions of Primary Configuration Management Tools
  • IT Managers: Perceptions of Primary Configuration Management Tools
  • Developers: Perceptions of Primary Configuration Management Tools
  • Use of Non-Sanctioned Code Management Tools
  • Compelling Features of Code Management Platforms
  • Compelling Features of Code Management Platforms by Developers vs. IT Managers

APPLICATION HANDOFFS

  • Resources Used for Application Distribution
  • Resources Used for Application Distribution by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Typical Method of App Handoff
  • Typical Method of App Handoff by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Frequency of Updating Applications
  • Frequency of Updating Applications by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Interaction between Development and IT/Ops
  • Interaction between Development and IT/Ops by Developers vs. IT
  • Managers
  • Level of Interaction with Operational Engineers
  • Cloud Deployment Responsibilities
  • Cloud Deployment Responsibilities by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Go/No-Go Decision for Releases
  • Go/No-Go Decision for Releases by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Use of Test Prior to Deployment
  • Use of Test Prior to Deployment by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Tool Use in Tracking App Dependencies
  • Tool Use in Tracking App Dependencies by Developers vs. IT Managers

CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION, DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING

  • Use of Continuous Integration Processes
  • Use of Continuous Integration Processes by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Most Important Feature of Continuous Delivery Systems
  • Most Important Feature of Continuous Delivery Systems by Developers vs.
  • IT Managers
  • Application Development Models
  • Application Development Models by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Continuous Integration Tool Use
  • Continuous Integration Tool Use by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Reasons for Using Multiple CI Tools
  • Reasons for Using Multiple CI Tools by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Most Important Characteristics of a CI Platform
  • Most Important Characteristics of a CI Platform by Developers vs. IT
  • Managers
  • CI Tool Use: Managed or Standalone?
  • CI Tool Use: Managed or Standalone? by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Product Use to Unify DevOps Toolchain
  • Product Use to Unify DevOps Toolchain by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Perceived Value of Integrating Toolchain
  • Perceived Value of Integrating Toolchain by Developers vs. IT Managers

WORKLOADS AND WORKFLOW

  • Organizational Workflow Management Practices
  • Organizational Workflow Management Practices by Developers vs. IT
  • Managers
  • Open Source Workflow Management Tool Use
  • Open Source Workflow Management Tool Use by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Customization of Open Source Workflow Tooling
  • IT Managers: Customization of Open Source Workflow Tooling
  • Developers: Customization of Open Source Workflow Tooling
  • Biggest Troubles with Workflow Management Solutions
  • Biggest Troubles with Workflow Management Solutions by Developers vs. IT
  • Managers
  • Workflow Activities: Sequential vs. Parallel
  • Workflow Activities: Sequential vs. Parallel by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Most-Used Workflow Patterns
  • Most Used Workflow Patterns by Developers vs. IT Managers
  • Greatest Benefit to Workflow Management
  • Greatest Benefit to Workflow Management by Developers vs. IT Managers
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About this Report

The Enterprise Survey Series is a new survey series in the researcher's stable of market research, and explores technologies and methodologies that are important to enterprise IT and development. This report, the first in the series, focuses on DevOps, and is an important asset for any organization looking to sell DevOps technologies, tools, and services to other companies, as well as for any organization that wants to automate its own processes through DevOps. Along the way, organizations need to get a sense of the current DevOps landscape, the tactics current DevOps users have embraced, and the challenges that these technical professionals face.
 
Why this report matters to DevOps tool vendors:

The practical applications of DevOps have helped push DevOps practices and  philosophies into the limelight. Nevertheless, developers and IT professionals may perceive DevOps as being more appropriate for specific fields, and may also perceive challenges along the way. For this reason, it is important for tool and service providers to understand the frustrations that developers and operations professionals experience in their existing development, as well as the perceived challenges in using DevOps, and address them. Ultimately, tool and service providers need to understand the behaviors and perceptions of developers and IT professionals, and particularly the differences between them, in order to gain a clearer understanding of their target market.

Why this report matters to professionals implementing DevOps within their own organizations:

DevOps initiatives are well underway in IT organizations throughout the  world. Putting DevOps into practice within an organization requires a keen understanding of how developers and IT managers are already using DevOps, including which assets they need to provision, where the handoffs occur between the development and operations teams, and how the Cloud functions as a means of facilitating automation. Furthermore, DevOps implementation requires an awareness of how technical staff members across a variety of different industries perceive the interaction of development and operations and its challenges. 

DevOps builds upon numerous technological advances and patterns of  thought. Understanding developers' perceptions and preferences can help organizations with budding DevOps strategies formulate the smoothest path to adoption. In order to create this path, organizations need to understand the behaviors and preferences that developers and IT professionals alike have at this intersection between development and operations, and how they may differ across the two groups. As with tools providers and other tech companies, organizations with  nascent DevOps strategies also must understand the difficulties that exist in current  development efforts and the perceived challenges of DevOps implementation.

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