Drumroll, Please! The Winners of the 2021 DevOps Dozen² Awards Are …

We are very proud to announce the winners of the 2021 DevOps Dozen² Awards. Over the past seven years, DevOps Dozen² Awards Meet the stars of the DevOps community. Over the years, we’ve expanded our awards to honor dozens of DevOps tools and services as well as dozens of the best and brightest in the DevOps community.

Every year it is difficult to choose only one winner from each category. There are so many worthy contenders that even reducing each category to six or seven finalists is tough.

Once you pick the finalists in each category, things get even more difficult. my fellow judges)Mitchell AshleyAnd Jane GrolAnd Helen Bell And John Willis) and I try to look at the popular vote and use it to guide us. But we’re also very knowledgeable about the space and try to make these prizes more than just a popularity contest.

I know this may sound cliched, but it’s really true – every single finalist in this year’s DevOps Dozen² Awards will be deserving of an award in their category. Congratulations to them all. You can see the full list of finalists here.

However, as they said in the movie Highlander, “There can only be one.” Without further ado, I’m happy to announce the 2021 DevOps Dozen² Awards Honors:

DevOps Dozen Community Awards

Best DevOps Implementation

City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities

Best DevOps Survey / Analysis / Research

DevOps Status Report 2021

Best DevOps Related Video Series (Video)

DevOps Series (DevOps for IBM Z Media Center)

Best DevOps Podcast of the Year (Audio Only)

POPcast hosted by Dan “Bob” Papandrea

Best DevOps Books/eBook of the Year

Beginner’s Guide to Observation by Splunk

Best DevOps Evangelist

Abel Wang |

Best DevOps Transformation (Non-Vendor)


Best Virtual DevOps Event of the Year

DevOps World 2021

The Most Innovative Open Source DevOps Project


DevOps Executive of the Year Award

Shlomi Ben Haim, J. Frog

Best DevOps Show 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 Awards for Tools and Services

Best End to End DevOps Tool/Service

Jet Lab 14

Best DevOps Repo Tool / Service / GitOps

Red Hat OpenShift GitOps

Best CI/CD Tool


The best value management tool

CloudBees platform

Best solution for note


Best DevSecOps Solutions

G Frog X Ray

Best service/testing tool


Best Kubernetes Platform/Service

SUSE Rancher 2.6.1 Update

Best Cloud Native Security Solution/Service

AI can be tracked

Best DevOps for Mainframe Solution


Best DevOps for DataOps / Database Solutions

BMC AMI SQL Performance for Db2® Solution

Best New DevOps Tool/Service Provider

Nobel 9

Winners will receive trophies and badges, both digital and physical, to celebrate their achievements.

A big thank you to our jury for making the difficult calls and thank you to everyone who nominated the candidates and cast their votes. Thank you for supporting DevOps.com and the DevOps community.

For more information, please visit 2021 DevOps Dozen² Awards Website Stay tuned for the 2022 DevOps Dozen Awards whose nominations will begin in late August 2022.

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