On Tuesday, Google revealed the findings of its Accelerate State of DevOps study. It was found that respondents using hybrid or multi-cloud were 1.6 times more likely to meet the performance targets of their organization.
This report is the result of Google’s efforts of seven years. During this time, Google queried over 32,000 professionals from all over the world. The study indicates that organizational effectiveness in technological transitions is driven by excellence in software delivery and operational performance.
This year, 1,200 working professionals from different industries of the world shared their insights with the researchers. Here are the findings:
- Over half of all respondents indicated they use a public cloud. It is an increase of 5% from 2019.
- 21% said they use multiple public clouds.
- Around 21% stated that they used data centers or on-premises solutions in place of the cloud.
- Hybrid clouds were used by 34% of respondents.
According to the study, individuals who used hybrid and multi-cloud were 1.6 times more likely than those who did not surpass their organization’s performance objectives. In terms of deployment frequency, time to recover, lead time for changes, change failure rate, and dependability, they’re 1.4 times more likely to outperform.
More and more realize security can no longer be an afterthought but must be integrated throughout the software development lifecycle. Elite performers who met or exceeded their reliability targets adopted security practices early, or before they started developing software. This meant that they were more likely to release reliable software quickly, and safely.
“A secure software supply chain is both essential and drives performance. Security can no longer be an afterthought—it must be integrated throughout every stage of the software development lifecycle to build a secure software supply chain,” wrote Google in its report.
One out of every four respondents stated they use multiple cloud providers because of the different benefits each offers, with availability being the second most popular reason. Nearly 75% of participants employ on-demand self-service, up 16% from 2019, and 74% use wide network access, up 14% from 2019.