Digitalization and automation have recently increased, illustrating how technology is changing every facet of the business. DevOps has been demonstrated to be an essential software development strategy for successful digital transformation.
Recent industry research says that the DevOps market will grow at a rate of 24.7% per year between 2019 and 2026, taking it to more than $20 billion. Rapid software development and delivery, enhanced quality, and greater customer happiness have all been made possible because of DevOps.
DevOps, like the rest of the business world, is always adapting to stay current. Let’s peek into the future of DevOps and see what kinds of developments we might anticipate.
Traditional server infrastructure costs a lot to set up and keep running. This will cause DevOps teams to use serverless architecture more and more. Currently, different DevOps teams use modular pieces that give an overview of the whole process. By moving these modules to a serverless architecture, teams will be able to focus less on certain tasks related to pipeline design and more on developing and deploying products.
Overall, DevOps operations are simplified with serverless computing, and this includes the entire software life cycle, from development to deployment to testing to maintenance. By handling tasks like cloud monitoring and system updates, serverless computing also lessens the burden on developers. Advantages over competitors include adaptability, dependability, rapidity, and competitive pricing.
In the IT field, people are becoming more interested in microservices design as an alternative to the more common monolithic architecture, and this trend is expected to continue. Microservices architecture is a way to make computer systems that can be expanded by breaking them up into smaller, more independent parts. Microservices are the next step in the development of SOA, which builds applications out of loosely coupled services. A microservice architecture makes it simple to isolate problematic components without affecting other parts of an application in the event of a failure.
With the help of DevOps and microservices design, decentralized teams may be able to come up with new ideas more quickly. This is because they can track performance metrics, keep an eye on software development and release cycles, and shorten the time users must wait between updates.
Low-Code/No-Code Applications and Platforms
Many companies are now using low-code/no-code development to rapidly launch applications to stay up with the demand for new products and features. Low-code methods combined with DevOps are revolutionary. It helps engineers become more agile and provides an advantage for the company in the highly competitive software industry.
To facilitate participation from non-technical “citizen developers,’ low-code apps incorporate a visual interface. Users aren’t the only ones who will benefit from this trend; developers and DevOps engineers will also play a significant part by employing low-code platforms and technologies that provide drag-and-drop widgets and other extensions. These low-code application development tools help with everything from inspiration to analysis to design coding to testing to deployment and documentation.
Many large organizations are incorporating and automating security into their DevOps operations. The move from DevOps to DevSecOps is projected to gain even greater speed in the future. According to a forecast, the DevOps market size is estimated to reach $5.9 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 31.2% throughout the forecast period.
More firms will implement security measures earlier in the software development cycle to assure application security. Tools and frameworks will simply connect with CI/CD pipelines, and testing tools will witness a boost in 2022. DevSecOps helps developers reliably track, monitor, and remedy security problems during the various stages of development while enhancing the pace of delivery and quality.
Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration software emerging as an infrastructure trend on the operations side. Kubernetes will extend more into the software development area in 2022 and beyond. Setting up a Kubernetes cluster locally on a developer’s machine will be simpler. Kubernetes security is expected to take centre stage as well, through infrastructure-as-code (IaC) scanning.
GitOps is a Kubernetes-related infrastructure trend that allows developers and IT operators to utilize Git to manage clusters and offer efficient, secure apps without misconfigurations. It automates releasing incremental changes, and consistent delivery will enable developers to build, test, and publish applications swiftly.
The use of AI and ML in business has already resulted in significant changes. The entire software development life cycle (SDLC) is predicted to become even more streamlined and accelerated thanks to AI/ML in the coming year (2022). Smart automation, enhanced feedback, and streamlined alert management help DevOps teams perform better.
The importance of cutting-edge analytic tools like predictive analytics is growing as the market changes. Proactive AI examination of the DevOps pipeline can reveal issues and suggest fixes before they become a problem. Deep learning, data mining, statistics, and modelling can all be enabled by integrating AI and ML, making them indispensable to your company’s operations.
As a result, DevOps is always adapting to new situations, and as a result, it is driving major IT transformations that directly support business aims and objectives. It will help the company become better at developing, releasing, and maintaining software products. The developments will facilitate rapid progress beyond automation, allowing businesses to instead concentrate on steadily improving results. These tendencies serve as impetuses for enhancing communication between the development, IT, and business teams and establishing a regular and reliable release pipeline.