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    Survey Finds DevOps Adoption Accelerating

    Puppet Labs recently surveyed more than 4,000 IT operations professionals in its annual survey on the state of DevOps. This year’s survey indicated a substantial increase in the DevOps adoption rate across organizations of all sizes, located in more than 90 countries.

    Puppet Labs believes this trend is due to the real business value that DevOps provides – value that is indicated by key performance metrics corresponding to agility and reliability. This slideshow details some key findings from the survey. If you’d like to see more, check out this infographic. You can also read the full survey report.

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    Click through for results from a DevOp adoption survey conducted by Puppet Labs.

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    Sixty-three percent of respondents have implemented DevOps practices. This represents a 26 percent increase in adoption from Puppet Labs’ 2011 survey, which found that half of all respondents had implemented DevOps practices. Both large and small companies are turning to DevOps.

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    High-performing organizations ship code 30 times more frequently and 8,000 times faster than their peers. Additionally, they experience 50 percent fewer failures, and restore service 12 times faster.

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    The best are getting better: The longer organizations have been using DevOps, the better their performance. Organizations improved across all key performance metrics: deploy rate, lead time, failure rate, and mean time to recover.

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    Organizations categorized as high performing – meaning they had the highest software deployment rates, fastest change lead times, and lowest change failure rates – shared two practices that are essential to DevOps: version control and automation.

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    Demand for DevOps skills is growing, with job listings for “DevOps” growing 75 percent between January 2012 and January 2013.

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    Puppet Labs asked respondents what skills they look for when hiring for DevOps roles. Coding and scripting skills were high on the list. Also desired: people skills and process re-engineering skills, indicating a strong need for collaborative,  holistic thinkers. 

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