DevOps & SRE

Take the 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Survey

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The State of DevOps report by Google Cloud and the DORA research team is the largest and longest running research of its kind with inputs from over 32,000 professionals worldwide. It provides an independent view into the practices and capabilities that organizations, irrespective of their size, industry, and region, can employ to drive better performance.  

Today, Google Cloud and the DORA research team are excited to announce the launch of the 2022 State of DevOps survey. For the 2022 State of DevOps report we will be focusing on a topic that has been top of mind recently: security. As technology teams continue to accelerate and evolve, so do the quantity and sophistication of security threats. Security can no longer be an afterthought or the final step before delivery, it must be integrated throughout the software development process. 

Shift Left

The industry must shift from reactive practices to proactive and diagnostic measures, where software teams should assume that their systems are already compromised and build security into their supply chain. In the 2021 State of DevOps report we found that elite performers who met or exceeded their reliability targets were twice as likely to have shifted their security practices left, i.e., implemented security practices earlier on in the software development lifecycle, and deliver reliable software quickly, and safely. Not only that, but teams who integrate security best practices throughout their development process are 1.6 times more likely to meet or exceed their organizational goals.

But how do companies know where to start when it comes to getting security right? In last year’s report we found that companies can integrate security, improve software delivery and operational performance, and improve organizational performance by leveraging the following practices:

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2022 State of DevOps Survey

Like the past six research reports, our goal this year is to perform detailed analysis to help teams benchmark their performance against the industry and provide strategies that teams can employ to improve their performance. For the first time in last year’s report, high and elite performers make up two-thirds of respondents. We can confidently say that as the industry continues to accelerate its adoption of DevOps principles teams see meaningful benefits as a result.

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This year we are doing a deeper investigation into how security practices and capabilities predict overall software delivery and operations performance. 

Achieving elite performance is a team endeavor and diverse, inclusive teams drive the best performance. The research program benefits from the participation of a diverse group of people. Please help us encourage more voices by sharing this survey with your network, especially with your colleagues from underrepresented parts of our industry. 

This survey is for everyone. No matter where you are on your DevOps journey, the size of your organization, your organization's industry, or how you identify. There are no right or wrong answers, in fact we often hear feedback that questions in the survey prompt ideas for improvement.  

The survey will remain open until midnight PDT on July 22, 2022. We look forward to hearing from you and your teams!