The world has witnessed a tremendous upsurge in the popularity of DevOps. Organizations can act smarter, collaborate faster, and deliver better with DevOps in place. As organizations are embarking on the path of digital transformation, DevOps has become more critical than ever. Grand view research estimates the DevOps market to reach US$ 12.85 billion by 2025. DevOps is not a technology in itself but an approach that aims towards “efficiency”.
More and more companies are implementing DevOps methodology in their business workflow as they have realized its essence, and the rest are on the verge of becoming DevOps-driven. This blog will help you understand the latest DevOps trends that will accelerate the pace of innovation, disruption, and digitization in 2021. Without further ado, let’s quickly check out the DevOps industry trends 2021 to help your business stay afloat in the modern competitive landscape.
Top DevOps Trends 2021
#1. Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
Infrastructure as code is more than automation and has become essential in DevOps. IaC takes infrastructure including servers, networks, storage devices (on-premises or in the cloud), and it is a means to manage IT infrastructure through configuration files. Some of the key benefits of IaC include full speed while setting up a complete infrastructure by running a script, consistency in deploying the same configurations, accountability, traceability, and high efficiency during the entire software development cycle.
AgileOps encapsulates a bundle of proven Agile and DevOps methods that I&O heavily uses to improve agility. I&O teams should focus on DevOps, Agile practices, scrum, lean processes, and continuous improvement to support the development and enhance product management techniques. AgileOps techniques are used to manage software development. In 2021, AgileOps will be in huge demand due to swiftness while responding to the user requirements in real-time.
#3. Predictive Analytics In DevOps, AIOps, And BizDevOps
DevOps teams need to divert their time and efforts towards business instead of monitoring the infrastructure. Predictive analytics in DevOps can improve the application delivery capabilities like quality, security, and performance to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction. AIOps techniques will become more efficient in delivering continuous value improvements for the businesses, and predictive DevOps will provide business value in 2021. BizDevOps empowers business leaders to involve in the DevOps lifecycle to develop a streamlined workflow for strategy, deployment, and maintenance.
#4. Infrastructure Automation (IA) And Continuous Configuration Automation (CCA) Tools
DevOps teams will leverage IA tools to bring automation in delivery, configuration, and IT infrastructure management. IA tools empower the DevOps personnel to manage the multi and hybrid cloud infrastructure orchestration, allow them to design delivery services in on-premise and cloud environments, and help them with effective resource provisioning. IA tools enable DevOps and I&O teams to plan and execute self-service, automated delivery services on the on-premises and IaaS environments so DevOps personnel can provide customer-focused agility and robust improvements.
There also will be an upsurge in Continuous Configuration Automation (CCA) tools to manage and deliver configuration changes as code and its scope will expand into networking, containers, and security in the coming years. IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), Application Release Automation (ARA), and Continuous Configuration Automation (CCA) can help ITOps teams to propel business success.
CISOs will embrace the DevSecOps model as it brings the “security first” approach to the DevOps process. DevSecOps integrates security and compliance testing into the development pipelines. It provides swiftness in speed and agility in security mechanisms, prompts responses towards change, leads to quick detection of vulnerabilities and bugs in code. CISOs will focus on security in 2021 as modern organizations are increasingly adopting Kubernetes, serverless, and cloud-native technologies. Also, DevSecOps will become more programmable with automation.
With Kubernetes, the developers can easily share different software and applications with the IT operations team in real-time. The primary reason for bugs and errors is the difference in the IT environment or infrastructure. Kubernetes helps in combating that hindrance and promotes collaboration and effectiveness between both the teams. Efficiency gets boosted by opting for the Kubernetes workflow, as it provides ease to the build/test/deploy pipelines in DevOps.
#7. Artificial Intelligence
The DevOps team can use AI and ML to facilitate their workflow, and AI can optimize the DevOps environment. Handling and managing big data is a cumbersome task that requires an AI-driven approach in DevOps. AI has now become a valuable tool that predominantly helps in the decision-making process in DevOps. AI can assist DevOps through data accessibility has always been a significant concern. AI provides data seamlessly to the DevOps team as and when required in no time.
#8. Microservices Architecture
Microservices has replaced the monolithic architecture for several reasons. The monolithic architecture is in the form of a single or a unified unit, whereas, in microservices, fragments of units are independently connected. DevOps can focus only on those individual units where it is utmost required. Microservices and DevOps together is a better choice for a unified architecture as both target “Operational Efficiency”. Microservices architecture saves both time and effort.
#9. Serverless Architecture
Agile DevOps team helps the organizations when they are on the verge of migrating from traditional IT structure to Serverless Architecture, especially in the initial phases when IT support is utmost needed. After the migration gets done to the serverless platform, the DevOps team is left with minimal maintenance work. DevOps is the only successful way to complete the migration process. The duo goes hand in hand with similar objectives and complements each other on various fronts.
DevOps works on the ideology of “Automate Everything”. Automation in DevOps aims to increase software delivery speed, minimize the lead time, reach the market faster, and improve workflow, flexibility, agility, etc. Automation in DevOps accelerates the pace of everything, whether it is building, deploying, or monitoring. It has become the absolute requirement in DevOps as it minimizes the errors resulting from human negligence or ignorance. It plays a crucial role in delivering the ultimate “value” to the end client.
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Referring to the trends mentioned above, we can conclude the blog with a big YES, DevOps is indeed the future of the entire IT industry. Zymr offers effective and efficient DevOps solutions. We are happy to answer all your questions, concerns, and queries.
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