DevOps Dozen 2023 | Nominations Open

The DevOps Dozen² Awards are back for their ninth year, celebrating the leading innovators in the DevOps community.

Boca Raton, FL, September 18, 2023 — Techstrong Group, the power source for people and technology, has opened nominations for the ninth annual DevOps Dozen² Awards. Submissions will be accepted now through October 20, 2023. As we’ve done the last three years, the awards program has been expanded to include a vendor section and a community member section with 12 categories in each.

DevOps Dozen Community Awards: These awards celebrate organizations and leaders whose accomplishments and achievements have 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.

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. 

“The DevOps Dozen² Awards serve as a tribute to the remarkable achievements made by the DevOps community over the past year,” said Alan Shimel, founder and CEO at Techstrong Group. “These awards are a testament to the relentless dedication and innovation demonstrated by DevOps companies and individuals who are driving the industry forward.”

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Nominations for all categories via public vote or vendor registration are open as of September 18, 2023.
  • Nominations and voting for the first phase will close on October 20, 2023 at midnight PT.
  • Finalists will be announced and public voting begins on November 13, 2023.
  • Public voting ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on December 31, 2023.
  • DevOps Dozen² winners will be announced at the Predict 2024 Virtual Summit on January 18, 2024.

DevOps Dozen² 2022 Awards Categories

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

DevOps Dozen Tools and Services Awards

  • Best End-to-End DevOps Tool/Service
    Consolidation in the DevOps space has led to a greater selection of platforms offering end-to-end solutions. This award honors the platform with the most diverse and robust solution for DevOps teams.
  • Best DevOps Repo/GitOps Tool/Service
    GitOps has become an integral part of the DevOps toolbox. This award is presented to the most outstanding code repository/Git/GitOps tool.
  • Best CI/CD Tool
    This award recognizes the best CI/CD tool that helps teams to deliver quality code faster.
  • Best Value Stream Management Tool
    Value stream management has come into its own as an important tool for measuring the business value of DevOps and application development. This award recognizes the value stream management tool that most effectively helps organizations visualize the value stream, track metrics and measure improvement.
  • Best Observability Solution
    This award recognizes the best observability solution for understanding the performance of individual components, systems and entire applications.
  • Best DevSecOps Solution
    This award honors the best DevSecOps solution, which enables security to be included earlier in and continuously throughout the SDLC.
  • Best Testing Tool/Service
    Testing is a mainstay in the DevOps toolchain. This award recognizes the best testing tool for ensuring the quality of code.
  • Best Kubernetes Platform/Service
    The adoption of containers has paved the way for an entire solutions ecosystem. Kubernetes is perhaps the most widely recognized and utilized tool for container orchestration. There are many platforms and services that offer Kubernetes-based solutions. This award honors the best Kubernetes platform/service available.
  • Best Cloud-Native Security Solution/Service
    The cloud-native movement has taken the IT world by storm due to the depth and breadth of the solutions available and the benefits of building applications and services specifically for cloud-native environments. This award recognizes the best cloud-native tools, solutions and services.
  • Best DevOps for Mainframe Solution
    Despite their age, mainframes are a mainstay in the IT world, and a variety of solutions are available for enabling DevOps practices in mainframe and hybrid environments. This award recognizes the best of them.
  • Best DevOps for DataOps/Database Solution
    Databases often have been left out of the DevOps conversation, but that is changing  as the concept of DataOps is gaining greater traction. This award recognizes the best solution in the database and DataOps space.
  • Best New DevOps Tool/Service Provider
    This award recognizes the best new service provider or tool that has brought innovation to the DevOps space in the past year (must be less than 24 months old).

DevOps Dozen Community Awards

  • Best DevOps Industry Implementation
    This award honors organizations that have successfully adopted and implemented DevOps principles and practices.
  • Best DevOps Survey/Analysis/Research
    This award recognizes research that has significantly and positively impacted the DevOps community.
  • Best DevOps-Related Video Series (video)
    This category highlights the most entertaining, educational and inspirational DevOps video series—those with the most engaging and highest-quality content.
  • Best DevOps-Related Audio Podcast Series
    Which is your favorite DevOps podcast from this year? This category celebrates the many great DevOps podcasts driving discussions about everything from CI/CD and testing to DevSecOps, Kubernetes, containers and more.
  • Best DevOps Book/eBook of the Year
    Each year sees a plethora of well-crafted DevOps-related books and ebooks. This category highlights the most popular and  most-read of the year.
  • Top DevOps Evangelist
    This category is one of our favorites! There are so many great evangelists who spread the DevOps gospel, but we want to know who does it best. Nominees can work within the DevOps space or outside of it.
  • Best DevOps Transformation (non-vendor)
    In a year marked by continued digital transformation, we want to know which organizations stood out in their efforts to transform their business through DevOps.
  • Best DevOps Event of the Year
    Virtual events became the norm throughout  the pandemic. But as more people crave face-to-face interaction, in-person events have slowly made a comeback. Which DevOps event stands out from the crowd?
  • Most Innovative DevOps Open Source Project
    Open source projects are meant to promote innovation and increase efficiency, velocity and quality. While there are many great open source projects out there, the best ones are those that create a community of people who work on and with the technology and support each other.
  • DevOps Executive of the Year (non-vendor)
    This category celebrates excellence among DevOps leaders at the C-suite (or equivalent) level.
  • Best DevOps Presentation of the Year
    This category recognizes the best DevOps-themed presentation from the many (virtual) conferences that took place this year.
  • Best Article of the Year
    This category celebrates excellence among DevOps leaders at the C-suite (or equivalent) level.

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