A recent survey of IT professionals and software developers, conducted by 451 Research, shows that the use of DevOps methodologies for application development and release has become widespread – at least among large enterprises.
Among companies that claim ‘full’ adoption of DevOps (i.e., DevOps is being used companywide), 69% have been deploying it for more than three years, and 29% have been using the methodology for more than five years.
IT organizations are deploying DevOps across a wide variety of application types, including:
- Data processing, analytics and business intelligence (cited by 59% of the enterprises)
- IT/infrastructure optimization (56%)
- Customer-facing applications that enhance the experience/value of doing business with the organization (49%)
- Specialized business process functions (45%)
- Other internal line-of-business functions (12%)
On average, enterprises use DevOps for about half of their application development projects.
However, despite the benefits and widespread adoption of DevOps, hurdles remain. The success rate of DevOps applications is surprisingly low, as discussed in the last section of this report.