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 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.

Heidi Gilmore
Techstrong Group
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