We are all prepared with new development and innovation plans. However, for the last few years, everything has been focused on one thing: the COVID 19 pandemic. To be on the safe side, you had to prepare contingency plans for all of your plans. The pandemic had a negative impact on businesses all over the world, but it also had some unexpected positive effects. This difficult period accelerated innovation and creativity. Technology was extremely important in people's lives. It also streamlined the businesses in order to adapt to the needs.
Agile methodologies are being adopted by organizations all over the world at a much faster rate than in the past. It was the result of a combination of next-generation coding practices and cultural shifts. DevOps, despite being around for more than a decade, was one of the cultural shifts. DevOps is gaining traction as a result of the introduction of several new technologies and tools. The growing market share confirms the statement. Adding automation capabilities to the cultural shift allows for faster deployment and improved customer experience. According to Puppet's 2021 State of DevOps report, 90% of respondents with highly evolved DevOps practices have automated repetitive tasks. It has been evolving continuously since 2009, and research has been conducted that demonstrates the promising aspects of DevOps.
In this article, you will learn about the DevOps Trends that are constantly changing in order to make it one of the most popular Technologies during the pandemic.
Top Trends for 2022 To Harness for DevOps
In today's fast-paced business environment, DevOps and automation have become essential. DevOps automation enables software teams to focus on frequent releases, faster feedback, and improved user experience. The prevalent mix of remote and in-office teams has fostered cross-functional and hybrid team culture in organizations. It brings together several teams to provide value to the end-user. Automation enables various groups to communicate and collaborate more effectively. With the growing remote work culture and offshore models, automation will continue to play an important role.
First and foremost, security
The COVID outbreak has compelled businesses all over the world to implement major organizational changes, including remote working. As a result, the need for increased security is no longer a choice, but a requirement. Security must be integrated into all business processes, including software development. The cultural shift has already been accompanied by increased security measures at every stage with DevSecOps in order to make DevOps automation practices foolproof with safe and faster deployments. According to the Markets and Markets survey, the DevSecOps market will grow to USD 5.9 billion by 2023. Tools and frameworks that can easily integrate with CI/CD pipelines and test tools may see an increase in popularity in the coming year.
Engineering for Site Reliability (SRE)
DevOps is a broad term that encompasses processes, tools, and cultural change. DevOps is more than just automation, tool adoption, and cultural change. It necessitates a sophisticated synthesis of all three, with a golden touch of architectural transformation. SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) advances by applying engineering principles and practices to the way operations are carried out. Teams that use modern operational practices in conjunction with SRE are more likely to achieve higher operational performance. According to the 2021 Accelerate State of DevOps Report, 52% of respondents said they used SRE practices to some extent. According to the report, SRE drives DevOps success through exceptional dependability.
Make AI and machine learning work for you.
With increasing workloads, changing environments, dynamic requirements, and the need for faster delivery, it's more important than ever to make your DevOps processes smarter than ever. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can help DevOps teams perform better. AI and machine learning are assisting DevOps teams in promoting continuous feedback loops at every stage of the process and managing the flood of alerts. AI and ML have the potential to aid developers in the application development process by evaluating the past performance of applications in terms of operational performance, observing and analyzing patterns, sentiment analysis, building success, and successful testing completion. The use of advanced analytical tools such as predictive analytics to keep up with market advancements will increase. It is critical for organizations to accurately predict trends, behavior, and activities in order to prepare for future DevOps requirements. In short, previously irregular integration of AI, deep learning, data mining, statistics, and modeling in your DevOps may become routine.
Low-code/no-code for faster innovation
No-code and low-code platforms have grown in popularity over the last few years. They have simplified the development processes to the point where even a novice can begin their development journey quickly using these platforms. This year, as low-code and no-code tools, mature, their use in mainstream DevOps processes may become more common. Gartner predicts that low code application platforms will account for 65 percent of application development activity by 2024. Organizations are likely to use more low-code and no-code platforms in order to meet the growing needs of digital-first customers, deliver enterprise-grade applications, and respond to unforeseen scenarios.
The primary reasons for keeping an eye on trends
Some businesses start trends, some companies follow them, and some organizations don't start or follow trends at all. Unfortunately, the latter has little chance of success. However, an intriguing fact is that a company cannot create hot trends on its own. To become market leaders, companies must clearly understand their customers' needs and mix processes of creating and following trends in a never-ending cycle. So, here are the 5-Bs reasons why you should follow trends:
- Better preparation. Trends provide information about future events and changes that you should consider when planning your next steps.
- Improved forecasting. If you understand trends, you will be able to make better and easier predictions.
- Better ideas are emerging. Knowing the trends will enable you to come up with better ideas for improving your products and services.
- Improved monitoring of warnings. Trends, as an extremely reliable source of change, will provide you with early warnings about what is wrong, allowing you to deal with problems as they arise.
- A better and more straightforward path from follower to leader. Following trends will elevate you to the position of a leader because only leaders rule the market.
The future is uncertain, but DevOps is not. Whatever the future holds for organizations or employees, DevOps will evolve and change the way applications are developed. The current challenges will be transformed into new opportunities, and organizations will push their boundaries with a skilled workforce and cutting-edge technologies.
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