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Techstrong Group Announces the 2021 DevOps Dozen² Awards Honorees

Techstrong Group announced the recipients of the seventh annual DevOps Dozen² Awards in recognition of the winners’ exceptional contributions to the DevOps community.

Boca Raton, FL, January 19, 2022— Techstrong Group, the power source for people and technology, has published the list of honorees for the 2021 DevOps Dozen² Awards. The DevOps Dozen² Awards celebrates the most innovative and influential individuals and companies and honors their remarkable achievements and commitment to the DevOps community.

This year’s DevOps Dozen² Awards included 24 award categories, divided equally into two main sections: DevOps Dozen Community Awards and DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards.

The DevOps Dozen² honorees are the most outstanding DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud and digital transformation leaders who have worked tirelessly to achieve their goals and to turn adversity into opportunity. These leaders are driving their business forward while revolutionizing the industry in the process.

“I am very proud to be a part of such a dedicated community overflowing with ambitious and talented leaders that are shaping the future of tech. Each of the DevOps Dozen² honorees represents the best of the best in the industry,” said Alan Shimel, CEO of Techstrong Group. “Congratulations to all the honorees, and to the finalists. Thank you for demonstrating exceptional leadership, determination and service to our community.”

Here are the names of the 2021 DevOps Dozen² Awards honorees:

DevOps Dozen Community Awards

Best DevOps Industry Implementation

City of Gainesville/Gainesville Regional Utilities

Best DevOps Survey/Analysis/Research

2021 State of DevOps Report

Best DevOps Related Video Series (Video)

DevOps Series (DevOps for IBM Z Media Center)

Best DevOps Related Podcast of the Year (Audio Only)

The POPcast, hosted by Dan “Pop” Papandrea

Best DevOps Books / eBook of the Year

A Beginner’s Guide to Observability by Splunk

Top DevOps Evangelist

Abel Wang

Best DevOps Transformation (Non-Vendor)

FedEx

Best DevOps Virtual Event of the Year

DevOps World 2021

Most Innovative DevOps Open Source Project

Prometheus

DevOps Executive of the Year

Shlomi Ben Haim, JFrog

Best DevOps Presentation of the Year

The Value of DevOps Transformation in the Digital Enterprise by Rosalind Radcliffe (IBM) and Mark Howell (Lloyds Banking Group)

Best DevOps.com Article of the Year

Measuring Value Streams by Analyzing Flow Metrics by Jeff Keyes

DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards

Best End to End DevOps Tool/Service

GitLab 14

Best DevOps Repo/GitOps Tool/Service

Red Hat OpenShift GitOps

Best CI/CD Tool

CircleCI

Best Value Stream Management Tool

CloudBees Platform

Best Observability Solution

Honeycomb

Best DevSecOps Solution

JFrog XRay

Best Testing Service/Tool

Applitools

Best Kubernetes Platform/Service

SUSE Rancher 2.6

Best Cloud Native Security Solution/Service

Traceable AI

Best DevOps for Mainframe Solution

Zowe

Best DevOps for DataOps/Database Solution

The BMC AMI SQL Performance for Db2® Solution

Best New DevOps Tool/Service Provider

Nobl9

Winners were chosen from among the finalists with public voting accounting for 40% of the final total and our judges’ selections accounting for 60% of the weighted total.

The DevOps Dozen² Award winners will receive both digital and physical trophies and badges celebrating their achievements.

For more information about the awards and each category, please visit the DevOps Dozen² Awards website. For information regarding the entry process, awards or timing, please contact us at [email protected].

About Techstrong Group

Techstrong Group is the power source for people and technology. Techstrong accelerates understanding of technologies that drive business. With a broad set of IT-related communities and offerings, Techstrong is the only media company serving the needs of IT leaders and practitioners with news, research, analysis, events, education, certifications and professional development. Our focus is digital transformation, DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud and cloud-native. Techstrong Group business units include: Techstrong Media, Techstrong Research and Techstrong Live!. For technology providers, Techstrong business units offer many ways to reach IT professionals and tell their story.

Techstrong Group is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit us on the web and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram.

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Finalists Named in Techstrong Group’s DevOps Dozen² Awards 2021

Techstrong Group has unveiled the list of finalists for the DevOps Dozen² Awards 2021 and has officially opened public voting to determine the winners in each of the 24 award categories.

Boca Raton, Fla.—November 17, 2021—Techstrong Group, the power source for people and technology, has announced the finalists for the 24 categories in the seventh annual DevOps Dozen² Awards. The DevOps Dozen² Awards honor the most innovative and inspiring individuals and companies that have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to the DevOps community.

The DevOps Dozen² Awards are divided into two sections: DevOps Dozen Community Awards and DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards.

The DevOps industry leaders and companies advancing to the finals are those that have received the highest number of votes in each category. Additionally, a panel of five expert judges voted on the finalists. The judges are:

  • Mitchell Ashley, principal, Techstrong Research, and CTO, Techstrong Group
  • Helen Beal, chief ambassador, DevOps Institute
  • Jayne Groll, CEO, DevOps Institute
  • Alan Shimel, CEO, Techstrong Group
  • John Willis, senior director, Red Hat Global Transformation Office

“These awards celebrate the world’s best DevOps leaders, companies and tools that are changing the industry for the better,” said Alan Shimel, founder and CEO of Techstrong Group. “We are very proud of each and every one of the finalists for being able to adapt and pivot during these uncertain times. We are also honored to highlight those who make significant contributions each year through the DevOps Dozen awards.”

Here are the finalists for the DevOps Dozen Community Awards categories:

DevOps Dozen Community Awards

1. Best DevOps Industry Implementation

2. Best DevOps Survey/Analysis/Research

3. Best DevOps-Related Video Series (video)

4. Best DevOps-Related Audio Podcast Series

5. Best DevOps Book/eBook of the Year

6. Top DevOps Evangelist

7. Best DevOps Transformation (non-vendor)

8. Best DevOps Virtual Event of the Year

9. Most Innovative DevOps Open Source Project

10. DevOps Executive of the Year (non-vendor)

11. Best DevOps Presentation of the Year

12. Best DevOps.com Article of the Year

Here are the finalists for the DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards categories:

DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards

1. Best End-to-End DevOps Tool/Service

2. Best DevOps Repo/GitOps Tool/Service

3. Best CI/CD Tool

4. Best Value Stream Management Tool

5. Best Observability Solution

6. Best DevSecOps Solution

7. Best Testing Service/Tool

8. Best Kubernetes Platform/Service

9. Best Cloud-Native Security Solution/Service

10. Best DevOps for Mainframe Solution

11. Best DevOps for DataOps/Database Solution

12. Best New DevOps Tool/Service Provider

Finalists will receive a badge to display on their website and social media and a link to the voting/survey site.

Voting for the winners in all 24 categories is now officially open to the public through Dec. 31.

Winners will be chosen from among the finalists with general public voting weighted for 40% of the final total and the DevOps Dozen judges’ selections for 60% of the total. The DevOps Dozen² Awards 2021 winners will be announced at the Predict 2022 Virtual Summit Jan. 20, 2022. Winners will receive both digital badges and physical trophies celebrating their achievements.

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About Techstrong Group

Techstrong Group is the power source for people and technology. Techstrong accelerates understanding of technologies that drive business. With a broad set of IT-related communities and offerings, Techstrong is the only media company serving the needs of IT leaders and practitioners with news, research, analysis, events, education, certifications and professional development. Our focus is digital transformation, DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud and cloud-native. Techstrong Group business units include: Techstrong Media, Techstrong Associations, Techstrong Research, Techstrong Learning and Techstrong Live!. For technology providers, Techstrong business units offer many ways to reach IT professionals and tell their story.

Techstrong Group is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit us on the web and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Techstrong Group Launches Digital CxO to Advance Digital Business Transformation

Digital CxO

New Digital CxO  website and community will focus on helping executives and aspiring leaders get ahead—and stay ahead—of the challenges in a constantly changing business and world reality.

Boca Raton, Fla. — November 8, 2021 — Techstrong Group, the power source for people and technology, today announced the launch of Digital CxO, a destination site and community to promote collaboration among business and IT leaders in an environment in which members can learn and engage with one another and industry experts.

“CIOs and CTOs typically have deep technology acumen that is applied to benefit the business. At the same time, CEOs, COOs, CMOs and other business executives are keen to understand the true potential of IT’s impact on the success of their organizations. Digital CxO is the only resource that brings all IT stakeholders together in a single, unified community,” said Mike Vizard, General Manager and Editorial Director for Digital CxO.

The modern C-suite has been profoundly realigned as business leaders recognize and embrace the way IT now impacts every aspect of the business. Today, every organization depends on IT to drive business processes.

According to Deloitte1, organizations that have more mature digital processes generate higher revenues and profit. However, while 85% of CEOs accelerated their company’s digital initiatives during the pandemic, most can’t articulate their overall strategy and progress beyond the fact that they made a technology investment.

“Business is digital and the technologies that drive it evolve rapidly. It is challenging for C-level executives to keep up,” said Martin Logan, chief product and technology officer, Caesars Entertainment. “The first challenge is to understand what the emerging technology landscape is, beyond the surface level. The second, perhaps even bigger challenge for CxOs, is to figure out how these technologies can add value or even transform their business and which are bright shiny things best ignored. Digital CxO offers a place for all CxO roles to go to learn both of these important aspects of technology.”

“The divide between IT and the rest of the business has been bridged,” said Vizard. “The mission of Digital CxO is to create a trusted environment for the new breed of CxOs to learn, share and stay ahead of the continuous evolution of digital business powered by technology.”  

Digital CxO will address these issues and more through its website, launching today, and at an upcoming conference series for executive roles kicking off in Boca Raton, Fla., in March 2022. Senior business and IT executives as well as aspiring leaders are encouraged to join the Digital CxO community by subscribing to the community. 

“Since we first launched DevOps.com in 2014 our audience has been a mix of single contributors and managers all the way up to C-level members. Until now we never had a dedicated destination to help today’s generation of Digital CxOs stay up to date on the latest trends, learning from industry leaders and their peers,” said Alan Shimel, CEO of Techstrong Group. “Digital CxO will be that place where the digital leaders of organizations come to see, learn, network and be empowered.”

Mike Vizard has been covering enterprise IT issues for the better part of three decades. Previously, he was editorial director for Ziff Davis Enterprise, publisher of eWEEK, CIOinsight and Baseline and has served as the editor-in-chief for both InfoWorld and CRN.

Resources:

1 Rich Nanda, Ragu Gurumurthy, Sam Roddick, Deborah Golden, Brenna Sniderman, Diana Kearns-Manolatos A new language for digital transformation. Deloitte, September 23, 2021.

About Techstrong Group

Techstrong Group is the power source for people and technology. Techstrong accelerates understanding of technologies that drive business. With a broad set of IT-related communities and offerings, Techstrong is the only media company serving the needs of IT leaders and practitioners with news, research, analysis, events, education, certifications and professional development. Our focus is digital transformation, DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud and cloud-native. Techstrong Group business units include: Techstrong Media, Techstrong Research and Techstrong Live!. For technology providers, Techstrong business units offer many ways to reach IT professionals and tell their story.

Techstrong Group is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit us on the web and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram.

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Techstrong Research Bolsters Focus on Business Value and Outcomes of Disruptive Technologies with Addition of Hurwitz & Associates

Techstrong Research

Judith Hurwitz, Daniel Kirsch and company bring extensive experience in technology and market research, management and strategy consulting, business and go-to-market planning to Techstrong Group business unit

Boca Raton, Fla. — October 13, 2021 — Techstrong Group, the power source for people and technology, announced today that Hurwitz & Associates will join Techstrong Research. The Hurwitz & Associates team, led by Judith Hurwitz and Daniel Kirsch, will join Mitchell Ashley in leading the firm. Hurwitz will serve as president and Kirsch will serve as managing director of Techstrong Research. Ashley will continue as a principal of Techstrong Research, as well as CTO of Techstrong Group. The combined team brings deep technical and business expertise to guide business leaders, technology providers, entrepreneurs and investors on the business value of emerging technologies. 

Techstrong Research is the go-to source for unbiased information, insights and connections that help IT professionals understand new technologies. The Techstrong Research team brings deep knowledge about today’s leading technologies with insights and actionable strategies for DevOps, cloud, IT management, security/governance, AI and data initiatives. It offers a holistic business perspective essential for IT leaders and practitioners to adapt and thrive in the digital economy. 

“I have worked with Judith and the Hurwitz & Associates team for decades with tremendous success,” said Andy Palmer, co-founder, chairman and CEO at Tamr Inc. and co-founder, Koa Labs. “I am looking forward to the potential of this important next-generation research and analyst firm created by the combination of Hurwitz & Associates and Techstrong Research.”

Founded in 1996, Hurwitz & Associates brings industry longevity, experience and credibility earned by working with hundreds of enterprise customers and publishing numerous books and research reports.

Prior to joining Techstrong Research, Hurwitz was president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates. A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, she served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders. Hurwitz has helped clients transition to business models focused on the business value of emerging technologies. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and is the co-author of 10 books, including Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human–Machine Collaboration, Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics and Smart or Lucky: How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success. She serves on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University. She also serves on several technology advisory boards, was a recipient of the 2005 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council award and was named a distinguished alumnus by Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2005.

“I am very excited to join Techstrong Research and to collaborate with Dan and Mitchell to create a bold, next-generation research and analyst firm,” said Hurwitz. “Our ability to couple research and analysis with the reach of Techstrong Group platforms, audiences, events and membership will give us significant differentiation in the market.” 

Kirsch will serve as managing director and co-founder of Techstrong Research, working with clients on their strategy to develop, market and partner in disruptive technologies, including AI, cloud and security. At Hurwitz & Associates, Dan was managing director. He was a trusted advisor to large and mid-size IT vendors, providing them with market perspective and aligning strategy with customer requirements. His research focused on how compliance, governance, security and privacy are impacting the software industry and customer requirements. Kirsch is also co-author of Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human–Machine Collaboration, Big Data for Dummies, Cloud Computing for Dummies and Hybrid Cloud for Dummies. Kirsch has a JD from Boston College Law School where he focused on corporate law, emerging corporations and intellectual property. As an attorney, Dan represented startups, cloud computing ventures and companies going through second-round financing.

“In addition to our unique differentiators, Techstrong Group amplifies our clients’ messages and our research to help reach a curated audience,” added Kirsch.

“I am thrilled to have Judith and Dan join Techstrong Research,” said Ashley. “Their deep experience and skill in helping clients focus on the business outcome potential of emerging and disruptive technologies will help our clients accelerate value from their technology investments.”

“In my time as CMO for IBM’s software, cloud and AI businesses, I worked closely with the Hurwitz & Associates team. They provided our organization with clear customer-focused positioning, collateral and insight for our go to market strategy,” said Buell Duncan, technology and marketing executive/senior advisory board member. “Their knowledge of the market, including competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, is invaluable. Hurwitz & Associates analysts are natural storytellers who understand the world from the customer’s perspective and the problems they are trying to solve. This team helped translate the value of IBM solutions into impactful business outcomes for our clients.”

Techstrong Research is an integrated Techstrong Group business along with Techstrong Media, Techstrong Associations, Techstrong Learning and Techstrong Live!. This gives Techstrong Research a unique advantage over other analyst firms as Techstrong Group is the go-to resource for millions of software development, delivery and security professionals to inform research, validate messages and customize research engagements.

“The market moves fast and keeping up requires data. I’ve worked with Techstrong Research analysts for years, and the only thing I value more than the quality of their research and deliverables is their partnership in helping us identify the right questions to ask,” said Sam Fell, , vice-president, product marketing, Sumo Logic. “This new combination of the former Accelerated Strategies Group and Hurwitz & Associates brings together powerful resources and very experienced, senior analysts.”

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About Techstrong Research

Techstrong Research accelerates the adoption of disruptive technologies that drive business outcomes and provides actionable strategies in rapidly changing markets. We are the only organization serving the needs of IT leaders, practitioners and the industry ecosystem with research, analysis, content, events and education. We bring deep knowledge about today’s leading technologies such as DevOps, cloud, data and AI/ML, security/governance initiatives and supporting infrastructure. We offer our customers a holistic business perspective essential to adapt and thrive in the digital economy. The Techstrong Research team has the knowledge, experience and credibility earned by working with hundreds of businesses across many industries to provide consulting, thought leadership and research services.

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Techstrong Group Launches as the Power Source for People and Technology

Techstrong

Unified Techstrong brand is the go-to source for unbiased information, insights and connections for IT professionals looking to excel personally and professionally

Boca Raton, FL, October 6, 2021 — Techstrong Group, the power source for people and technology, announced its launch today. Techstrong Group is the combination of several market-leading businesses and brands in the DevOps, cybersecurity and cloud-native space. MediaOps, DevOps Institute, Prospera Events and Accelerated Strategies Group are now all part of Techstrong Group. Techstrong Group’s integrated businesses set it apart from others and offer IT professionals and technology providers multiple ways to learn and engage.

MediaOps, a two-time Inc. 5000 winner, is the company behind brands including DevOps.com, Security Boulevard, Container Journal and Techstrong TV. DevOps Institute, a 2021 Inc. 5000 recipient, is the globally recognized professional member association for advancing the human elements of DevOps and the leading certification authority in the DevOps space. For more than 15 years, Prospera Events has run the InnoTech series of conferences as well as other events for organizations in the technology field. Accelerated Strategies Group, founded two years ago, provides research and analysis in DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud and cloud-native, as well as digital transformation.

“Today marks a major milestone as we take the next step in our growth journey by forming Techstrong Group. This also is a major milestone for the industry as we focus on our IT communities, ecosystem and customers,” said Alan Shimel, Techstrong Group CEO and co-founder. “So, to all of our news consumers, members, customers, employees and ambassadors, thank you for helping us to reach this point in our journey. Today we are launching Techstrong Group, but we have big plans beyond today, so stay tuned. We are just getting started.”

Techstrong Group is uniquely positioned as the go-to source for unbiased information, insights and connections that help IT professionals understand new technologies to excel both personally and professionally. With a broad set of IT-related communities and offerings, Techstrong Group is the only organization serving the needs of IT leaders, practitioners and industry ecosystem with news, research, analysis, events, education, certifications and professional development.

“The goal in forming Techstrong Group is to create a safe and holistic ecosystem for today’s digital culture that powers their careers and their organizations with content, events, research, education and certification,” said Jayne Groll, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Techstrong Group.

At today’s hyper-fast pace, it is critical for technology professionals at all levels to understand how technology can improve business processes, revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction. Techstrong Group aims to be the place where technology leaders and practitioners gather to exchange ideas and continually learn, grow and succeed.

“Quality and up-to-date information is what the industry has come to expect from Techstrong brands such as DevOps.com, DevOps Institute, Security Boulevard and others. It only makes sense to align these individual IT information properties, covering news, community, membership associations, broadcast and research under one organization,” said Shlomi Ben Haim, co-founder and CEO, JFrog. “With this move, Techstrong Group has created a unique powerhouse to scale IT resources, enabling us to tap into those resources across a variety of different channels.”

To effectively deliver on this broad array of knowledge offerings and benefits, Techstrong Group is organized into several business units, including:

  • Techstrong Media: Our media business serves IT communities that are reshaping the world of technology. Today DevOps, cloud-native, cybersecurity and digital transformation are the communities we live in. The operational brands and sites serving these communities are DevOps.com, Security Boulevard, Container Journal and TechstrongTV.
  • Techstrong Associations: Our professional associations focus on the people side of technology. With the fast pace of technology, professional associations have become more important than ever to keep members up to date on the latest career-defining skills and knowledge. DevOps Institute is a community for practitioners and their leadership, consultants, vendors and recognized thought leaders to come together. DevOps Institute’s global ambassador community offers experts with a rich mix of industry experience, extensive practical knowledge and regional awareness.
  • Techstrong Research: Techstrong Research analysts from around the world leverage their industry expertise to offer research services, analysis and knowledge to deliver insightful, intelligent and useful information in a variety of formats relevant to the IT community—reports, assessments, digital events, videos, workshops and implementation projects with IT organizations, business leaders and tech vendors.
  • Techstrong Learning: Our educational business offers online education in various formats for IT leaders and practitioners. Techstrong Learning will be an online learning platform catering to topics and capabilities unique to digital transformation from the developer to the executive.
  • Techstrong Live!: Our events serve all of our communities with trends, knowledge, strategic and pragmatic insights and hard-hitting thought leadership in multiple formats including in-person, virtual, hybrid, remote live feed, webinars, seminars and workshops.

“The Techstrong Group brands have been a solid go-to resource for news, updates, research and industry events for many years. The brands have achieved this status by not only keeping a daily pulse on the industries they serve, but by developing long-standing relationships with industry and thought leaders,” said Derek E. Weeks, SVP and CMO, The Linux Foundation. “It is great to see the Techstrong Group brands come together to help the industry keep up with rapidly evolving technologies and in a way that helps us to understand how to gain maximum business value from technology.”

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About Techstrong Group

Techstrong Group is the power source for people and technology. Techstrong accelerates understanding of technologies that drive business. With a broad set of IT-related communities and offerings, Techstrong is the only media company serving the needs of IT leaders and practitioners with news, research, analysis, events, education, certifications and professional development. Our focus is digital transformation, DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud and cloud-native. Techstrong Group business units include: Techstrong Media, Techstrong Associations, Techstrong Research, Techstrong Learning and Techstrong Live!. For technology providers, Techstrong business units offer many ways to reach IT professionals and tell their story.

Techstrong Group has offices in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit us on the web and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram.

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DevOps Dozen Awards 2021

MediaOps Opens Nominations for the DevOps Dozen² Awards 2021 to Honor the Most Outstanding Leaders in the DevOps Community

The DevOps Dozen Awards are back for their seventh year, celebrating the most innovative individuals and companies whose contributions have been of great value to the DevOps community

Boca Raton, FL, September 15, 2021 —  MediaOps, the place to tell your story in the most powerful way, has opened nominations for the seventh annual DevOps Dozen Awards. Submissions will be accepted now through October 22. For the second year in a row, the awards program has been expanded to include a vendor section and a community member section, with 12 categories in each.

There are a dozen awards in each of the two main sections:

  • DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards: These vendor awards recognize the most innovative companies developing and selling outstanding solutions to empower developers, DevOps and IT operations teams. Each entry costs $250. Vendors may nominate themselves. 
  • DevOps Dozen Community Awards: These awards celebrate organizations and leaders who have accomplished outstanding achievements and made significant contributions to the DevOps community. The nominees with the highest number of votes in each category will advance to the finals. A maximum of two entries in each category will be allowed per nomination. There are no nomination fees in this category, but it is not open to commercial vendors.

“Last year we expanded the awards to honor both vendors and community leaders, and we’re doing it again,” said Alan Shimel, founder and CEO at MediaOps. “These awards will recognize those who have displayed exceptional leadership and hard work while navigating through these challenging times.”

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Nominations for all categories via public vote or vendor registration are open as of September 15, 2021.
  • Nominations and voting for the first phase will close at 5:00 p.m. ET on October 22, 2021.
  • Finalists will be announced/public voting opens on November 1, 2021.
  • Public voting ends/judges submissions due by 5:00 p.m. ET on December 31, 2021.
  • DevOps Dozen² winners will be announced during the Predict 2022 Virtual Summit on January 18, 2022.

DevOps Dozen² 2020 Award Categories

Here are the 12 award categories for the DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards:

  1. Best End-to-End DevOps Tool/Service
  2. Best DevOps Repo/Git/GitOps Tool/Service
  3. Best CI/CD Tool
  4. Best Value Stream Management Tool
  5. Best Observability Solution
  6. Best DevSecOps Solution
  7. Best Testing Service/Tool
  8. Best Kubernetes Platform/Service
  9. Best Cloud-Native Security Solution/Service
  10. Best DevOps for Mainframe Solution
  11. Best DevOps for DataOps/Database Solution
  12. Best New DevOps Tool/Service Provider

Here are the 12 award categories for the DevOps Dozen Community Awards:

  1. Best DevOps Industry Implementation
  2. Best DevOps Survey/Analysis/Research
  3. Best DevOps-Related Video Series (video)
  4. Best DevOps-Related Audio Podcast Series
  5. Best DevOps Book/eBook of the Year
  6. Top DevOps Evangelist
  7. Best DevOps Transformation (non-vendor)
  8. Best DevOps Virtual Event of the Year
  9. Most Innovative DevOps Open Source Project
  10. DevOps Executive of the Year
  11. Best DevOps Presentation of the Year
  12. Best DevOps.com Article of the Year

Additional Resources

  • For more information about each award category, please visit the DevOps Dozen website.
  • Read the blog by MediaOps founder Alan Shimel.
  • For any information regarding entry process, awards, timing or any technical issues regarding the website, please contact us at [email protected].

About MediaOps

MediaOps, the place to tell your story in the most powerful way, is an omniversal media company covering IT industries and practices that are re-shaping the world of technology, including DevOps, cloud-native, cybersecurity and digital transformation. Through a convergence of new media distribution platforms, we deliver the experiential stories IT professionals need to gain fresh insights and learn new skills. For marketing partners, MediaOps delivers unparalleled access to inform and engage with a highly involved IT community, for thought leadership, demand generation, and specialized campaigns. MediaOps is not only the most trusted name in technology media, but the most loved as well.

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2020 DevOps Dozen Awards

MediaOps Announces the 2020 DevOps Dozen² Awards Honorees

2020 DevOps Dozen Awards

MediaOps announces the recipients of the sixth annual DevOps Dozen Awards in recognition of their outstanding leadership and service to the DevOps community.

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 22, 2021 —  MediaOps, the place to tell your story in the most powerful way, has published the list of honorees for the 24 categories of the 2020 DevOps Dozen² Awards. The DevOps Dozen Awards highlight the most agile and distinguished individuals and companies who have demonstrated exceptional performance and commitment to the DevOps community.

This year’s awards include twice the number of categories than in previous years, divided into two main sections: DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards and DevOps Dozen Community Awards.

The DevOps Dozen honorees have displayed resilience, determination, commitment and willingness to embrace change in a year of unprecedented challenges to drive their business—and the industry—forward. They represent the best of the best in the maturing DevOps space.

“It is a privilege and an honor to present these awards to such hardworking, inspirational and innovative individuals, projects and organizations,” said Alan Shimel, CEO of MediaOps. “Each and every one of them is a valuable asset to the DevOps community. Congratulations to all the honorees, and to the finalists as well, for making our community better through their leadership and service.”

Here are the names of the 2020 DevOps Dozen² Awards honorees:

DevOps Dozen Community Awards

Best DevOps Industry Implementation

Lloyds Banking Group

Best DevOps Survey/Analysis/Research

2020 State of DevOps Report by Puppet

Best DevOps Related Video Series (Video)

DevOps Unbound

Best DevOps Related Podcast of the Year (Audio Only)

The Modern Mainframe: Building a Better Software Delivery Platform

Best DevOps Books / eBook of the Year

Standing On Shoulders: A Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation by Jack Maher and Carmen DeArdo (foreword by Gene Kim)

Top DevOps Evangelist

Helen Beal, chief ambassador at DevOps Institute

Best DevOps Transformation (Non-Vendor)

Fidelity Investments

Best DevOps Virtual Event of the Year

DevOps World 2020

Most Innovative DevOps Open Source Project

Grafana Loki

DevOps Executive of the Year

GitLab CEO and Co-Founder Sid Sijbrandij

Best DevOps Presentation of the Year

On Ramp to Open DevOps for Mainframe by George DeCandio, chief technology officer of the Mainframe Software Division at Broadcom

Best DevOps.com Article of the Year

How to Reduce Engineer Burnout During COVID-19 by Henry Jewkes, staff software engineer at Split

DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards

Best End to End DevOps Tool/Service

GitLab

Best DevOps Repo/GitOps Tool/Service

GitHub

Best CI/CD Tool

CircleCI

Best Value Stream Management Tool

Digital.ai Value Stream Platform

Best Observability Solution

Splunk Observability Suite

Best DevSecOps Solution

JFrog Xray

Best Testing Service/Tool

Tricentis Tosca

Best Kubernetes Platform/Service

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Best Cloud Native Security Solution/Service

Styra

Best DevOps for Mainframe Solution

CA Endevor Bridge for Git by Broadcom and Compuware’s Topaz (tie)

Best DevOps for DataOps/Database Solution

InfluxDB

Best New DevOps Tool/Service Provider

Opsera

 

Winners have been chosen from among the finalists with general public voting being weighted for 40% of the final total and our judges selections for 60% of the weighted total.

The DevOps Dozen Awards honorees will receive both digital and physical trophies and badges celebrating their achievements.

For more information about the awards and each category, please visit the DevOps Dozen² Awards website. For any information regarding the entry process, awards, timing or any technical issues regarding the website, please contact us at [email protected].

 

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