One size does NOT fit ALL!
As an advocate of the cloud there's not an awful lot that has been said that doesn't resonate, however I do think the rhetoric coming out of the IT industry boarders on eccentricity. Contrary to popular belief, not every company is an IT company and nor do they want to be.
Start-ups generally have the luxury of being able to start with a blank canvas (with no guarantee of success), however well funded or not as the case may be.
Large enterprises tend to have much deeper pockets than most and constantly assess risk, whether through SWOT analysis or other mechanisms and are generally not shy in making investments, whether through internally run projects or use of external vehicles.
In the non-tech mid-market for many failure isn't really an option, they can ill-afford to experiment, they don't have the infrastructure or resources and are reliant on the tech industry to come up with solutions, here we are already seeing shadow IT take hold and very much part of the mix.
Hence, the need to adopt your own so-called 'DevOps' model is fairly immaterial when utilising services from an Amazon, Google or Microsoft who I'm quite sure are more than happy to extend their services to on-premise, minus the failures.
Other than that I very much look forward to your next 'State of the Stack' update.