Welcome!

@DevOpsSummit Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

Automation Driving DevOps Adoption

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today published survey results from its DevOps Conference hosted in conjunction with SoftLayer. The survey confirms that the rapid adoption of DevOps is driven by the need for increased automation and constant pressure to complete tasks. When asked to describe their greatest challenges and most time consuming tasks, leading responses referenced deployment and patching activities. User management and log file analysis and forensics were also near the top of responses by the DevOps Conference attendees.

Regardless of the specific challenges or tasks identified, attendees of the event unified around an increasing lack of time with expanding responsibilities and accelerated production cycles. Survey results pointed specifically to manual tasks as hurdles to time management. In order to address this issue, DevOps focused organizations are searching for ways to automate tasks and more effectively manage the explosion of online infrastructure.

“We decided to hold this DevOps conference with Foundry Group, TechStars, and Bullet Time Ventures companies in order to gain some base level insight and understanding into the state of the DevOps movement,” said Rajat Bhargava, CEO, JumpCloud. “The conference aimed to advance the DevOps movement through the sharing of best practices and a compilation of survey data from a highly targeted respondent group of leading voices in the DevOps movement. We could not have been happier with the over 200 leaders in the field from over 100 companies who were able to attend and help us to gain and share some insight into this increasingly important movement.”

Over three quarters of respondents classified themselves as DevOps organizations. Another 15% were on their way to becoming DevOps organizations.

When asked which cloud providers respondents utilized:

  • AWS – 55%
  • Rackspace – 14%
  • SoftLayer – 6%
  • Digital Ocean – 6%
  • Heroku – 6%
  • Misc. – 13%

When asked about steps to increase automation in their organizations:

  • Over 75% reported using some form of configuration automation tool such as Chef or Puppet.
  • Approximately one-third reported using some form of patching solution.
  • Over half are utilizing pre-built images.

When asked which tasks most commonly required manual management processes

  • 1. Deployment and patching tied for first
  • 2. User management
  • 3. Log file analysis and forensics

The DevOps Conference was co-founded and sponsored by JumpCloud and SoftLayer. Gold sponsors included Authentic8, DH Capital, and VictorOps. Silver sponsors were Cooley, Pantheon, PivotDesk, SendGrid, and Silicon Valley Bank. For more information about the DevOps conference please contact [email protected]. Conference organizers are planning to implement multiple events in 2014 in conjunction with DevOps.com. The conference videos are available here. Full results of the survey are available here.

About JumpCloud

JumpCloud automates manual, tedious server management tasks from the cloud for DevOps and IT pros. Complementary to and integrated with Chef and Puppet, JumpCloud picks up where they leave off by automating management of users, patches, security, and compliance. JumpCloud returns days to DevOps and IT admins’ lives while increasing security. An automated SaaS-based offering, JumpCloud installs in seconds and deploys on physical, virtual, or cloud servers. For more information visit JumpCloud.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@DevOpsSummit Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazine is the premiere platform for CIOs to discuss their innovative enterprise solutions and allows IT vendors to learn about new solutions that can help grow their business.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers learn their thoughts on their experience.
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.