2021 DevOps Dozen Finalists - Public Voting

Welcome to the 2021 DevOps Dozen² nominations. For seven years, we have been honoring the most outstanding leaders in the DevOps community. 

The DevOps Dozen² Awards include two categories: 
  1. DevOps Dozen² Community Awards
  2. DevOps Dozen² Tools and Services Awards
Public voting is now open until December 31, 2021. 

Winners will be announced at the Predict 2022 Virtual Summit January 19-20, 2022. 

Please help by following a few rules:

1. One person, one vote. Please don't try to stuff the ballot box. 
2. One vote per IP address (see rule 1).
3. We reserve the right to disqualify any person or entity that is abusing the spirit of the DevOps Dozen Awards² program.
4. You do not have to vote in every category, but we hope you will.

OK, that's it for rules. You can find out more about the DevOps Dozen² and full descriptions of each category at devopsdozen.com.

Thanks for helping us pick the best of the best in DevOps!
DevOps Dozen Community Awards Finalists
Community Awards

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* 1. Best DevOps Industry Implementation

"This award honors organizations that have successfully adopted and implemented DevOps principles and practices."

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* 2. Best DevOps Survey/Analysis/Research

"This award recognizes research that has significantly and positively impacted the DevOps community."

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* 3. 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."

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* 4. Best DevOps-Related Podcast Series (Audio Only)

"Which is your favorite DevOps podcast series this year? Check out the series nominated below. Maybe you'll pick up a new favorite to listen to!"

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* 5. Best DevOps Books / ebook of the Year

"Each year sees a plethora of well-crafted DevOps-related books and ebooks. This category highlights the most popular and best read of the year."

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* 6. 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. This is always a really competitive category."

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* 7. Best DevOps Transformation (Non-Vendor)

"In a year in which digital transformation became a must-have for survival, which organizations stood out in their efforts to transform their business through DevOps?"

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* 8. Best DevOps Virtual Event of the Year

"COVID-19 has changed the game when it comes to hosting events. In 2020, virtual events have become the new norm, reaching a global audience while everyone stays safe at home. Which DevOps virtual event stands out from the others?"

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* 9. 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."

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* 10. DevOps Executive of the Year

"This category celebrates excellence among DevOps leaders at the C-suite (or equivalent) levels."

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* 11. Best DevOps Presentation of the Year

"This category recognizes the best DevOps-themed presentation from the many (virtual) conferences during the year."

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* 12. Best DevOps.com Article of the Year

"DevOps.com publishes multiple new articles every day. Which was the best article from 2020? Let us know so we can recognize the author."

Tools and Services Awards

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* 13. 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."

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* 14. Best DevOps Repo/GitOps Tool/Service

"GitOps is an integral part of the DevOps toolbox. This award is presented to the most outstanding GitOps tool."

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* 15. Best CI/CD Tool

"This award recognizes the best CI/CD tool that helps create a solid pipeline to deliver quality code more quickly."

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* 16. 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 visualize the value stream, track metrics and measure improvement."

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* 17. Best Observability Solution

"This award recognizes the best observability solution for observing and monitoring performance logs and metrics to understand the performance of individual components and systems."

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* 18. Best DevSecOps Solution

"This award honors the best DevSecOps solution, which enables security to be included earlier and continuously throughout the SDLC."

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* 19. Best Testing Service/Tool

"Testing is a mainstay in the DevOps toolchain, and this award recognizes the most popular testing tool for ensuring the quality of code release."

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* 20. Best Kubernetes Platform/Service

"The adoption of containers has paved the way for an entire solutions ecosystem supporting and enhancing the container technology. Kubernetes is perhaps the most widely recognized and utilized. This award honors the most reliable and secure Kubernetes platform available."

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* 21. Best Cloud Native Security Solution/Service

"The cloud-native movement has been steadily gaining ground as more organizations recognize the benefits of building applications and services specifically for cloud-native environments. This award recognizes the best solutions and services considered cloud-native."

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* 22. Best DevOps for Mainframe Solution

"Mainframes are far from being the dinosaur of the IT world, and a variety of solutions are available for enabling DevOps practices in mainframe environments. This award recognizes the best of them."

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* 23. Best DevOps for DataOps/Database Solution

"Databases often have been left out of the DevOps conversation, but that is changing. This award recognizes the best solution to enable organizations to apply DevOps processes and practices to database development and management."

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* 24. Best New DevOps Tool/Service Provider

"This award recognizes the service provider or tool that has brought the most innovation to the DevOps space in the past year."

That's it, you're finished! Thanks for helping us identify the finalists for the DevOps Dozen2 awards. For the final phase of the awards, our panel of esteemed judges will also vote and will review the public voting results to determine the winners. Winners will be announced during our Predict 2022 conference, January 19-20, 2022.

Check DevOpsDozen.com or DevOps.com for updates.

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* 25. What is your first name?

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* 26. What is your last name?

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* 27. What is your email address?

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* 28. What is your company?

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