The company also releases a report on the state of DevSecOps adoption in the region.

DevOps adoption rates are on the increase: 25% of companies are in the DevOps ‘sweet spot’ of three to five years of practice, while another 37% are well on their way, with between one and three years of experience under their belts.

This growth had prompted GitLab’s global expansion following year-over-year growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR) of 116%, which increased total ARR to US$100M. GitLab had also recently launched into other markets in the APAC region, namely Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.

Now, the company, which touts a single application for managing the entire DevSecOps lifecyle, has announced a new setup in Singapore to reach the Southeast Asian market. It will be helmed by Anthony McMahon, Regional Director -APAC.

McMahon believes the company is uniquely-positioned to accelerate organizations’ digital transformations via a single application for any DevSecOps action: “The SEA region is an exciting one for GitLab, given the burgeoning growth of the enterprise DevOps market as more companies wake up to disruptive technologies and look to accelerate their own digital transformation. GitLab’s single application approach to the DevSecOps lifecycle is providing a solution to the high costs and inefficiencies that come with multiple tools, as well as silos between developer, security, and operations teams. The business teams are no longer able to tolerate this ‘tool-chain tax’. The future is more remote collaboration, agile secure development, and rapid cloud-native deployment.”

McMahon added that his immediate focus will be to build and grow the partner ecosystem in the region, as well as to diversify sales and accelerate growth. The new hires in Singapore will join the company’s all-remote workforce, which has grown from fewer than 10 people in 2015 to more than 1,250 team members in more than 65 countries and regions across the globe.

Meanwhile, GitLab has released its global DevSecOps 2020 report that shows health adoption rates in the region. The report notes that many businesses are seeing the benefits of continuous deployment: nearly 60% deploy multiple times a day, once a day or once every few days (up from 45% last year). As more teams become more accustomed to using DevOps in their work, roles across software development teams are starting to shift as responsibilities begin to overlap, the report concluded.

Explained McMahon: “Every company is now a software company, and to drive business results, it is even more critical for teams to understand how the role of the developer is evolving—and how it impacts security, operations and test teams’ responsibilities … the lines are blurring between developers and operations teams.”