In its third year, the Enterprise Survey Series is a distinct survey series in Evans Data’s stable of market research and explores technologies and methodologies that are important to enterprise IT and development. This report, the first in the annual 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 gives a comprehensive view of the attitudes, adoption patterns, and intentions of developers and IT managers within the enterprise as they relate to DevOps. This volume focuses on aspects of DevOps, as well as on the handoffs and intersections between the development, test/QA, and IT/operations teams. We have segmented each question in this report, where applicable, by developers and IT managers/operations engineers in order to identify differences in these two groups’ perceptions. New to this report, analysis takes a deeper look at the challenges faced in application handoffs and deployments, explores preference for API versus script-based execution, and discusses the use of chaos engineering.