DevOps and the cloud are not only two of today’s biggest tech trends, but are inextricably linked. Research from DORA’s 2018 Accelerate State of DevOps Report and Redgate’s 2019 State of Database DevOps Report outline a clear correlation between cloud and DevOps adoption, with the two working together to contribute to greater business success.
For example, in the DORA report, those companies that met all essential cloud characteristics were 23 times more likely to be in the elite group when it came to DevOps performance. Similarly, Redgate found that 43 percent of organizations that have adopted DevOps have server estates that are all or mostly cloud-based. This compares to just 12 percent of organizations that have not yet adopted DevOps or have no plans to.
Looking into the link in more detail, research shows that there are four common factors that underpin DevOps and the cloud:
Cultural Openness to Transformation
Adopting DevOps is not just a technical or process change, but one that requires a certain type of culture to be in place.
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