At HeroDOT, we observe that technology and practices regarding DevOps are racing like crazy, and perhaps this list could have looked entirely different in January. Nevertheless, our team of experts compared existing trends with new prospects and their own expertise, and although there were changes, it was not a revolution.
Our set of recommendations can help keep you in the growing technology field. If you plan to implement the DevOps methodology, these trends will surely help you develop infrastructure performance or improve it and make the best use of it in the future.
The increasing role of DevSecOps
In many waterfall and agile projects, regardless of whether the organisation has implemented DevOps or not, security only occurs in two places: at the beginning and the end of the project.
Adding the “Sec” aspect across all stages of the software development provides multiple layers of security and reliability in the DevOps process. IT security must be included as an integral part of the lifecycle for DevOps to combat new security threats lurking around the corner. In particular nowadays, when most of the processes take place in the cloud (which we will discuss in a moment).
According to Anitian, 90% of software development projects will claim to be following DevSecOps practices by 2022. That’s an increase of 40% when compared to 2019 stats.
Although this trend is not entirely new, switching to serverless computing is becoming the new foundation of DevOps. However, not even a decade ago, such solutions based entirely on cloud architecture were met with the hesitation of enterprises.
According to 2019 research by O’Reilly, 40% of respondents claim that their company has fully adopted serverless architecture. So the trend is rising, but why exactly go serverless?
It certainly reduces the costs since you don’t have to spend your money on expensive hardware, electricity bills, and other maintenance costs. It is scalable, meaning that you can expand or scale down your serverless infrastructure usage and pay only for what you get.
Have you heard about IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)? If not, make sure to check out our previous article on one of the available serverless solutions!
Strictly from the DevOps POV, serverless architecture provides better control over production deployments, faster and easier updates or patches, and increased productivity and easier release rollouts.
Infrastructure Automation (IA)
The next DevOps trend is closely connected to the serverless approach described above. Although already popular, infrastructure-as-code and other coding-specific infrastructure methods are increasingly becoming more common in the IT world.
DevOps teams are excited about using IA tools to automate their processes. This enables DevOps to ditch the manual configuration of hardware, software and operating systems in favour of automation via the cloud.
Infrastructure automation improves speed and efficiency maintains consistency in the environment so that no component dysfunction could affect the entire setup.
Adoption of low-code applications in DevOps
The low-code platform had gained popularity in recent years, especially in 2020, when companies were forced to quickly build and develop various business applications in response to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How does low-code implementation influence DevOps? Thanks to this building software becomes possible in a purely visual way, without the need to manually write code. The old development process that consisted of a series of time-consuming stages, such as source code review, performance testing etc., goes out of date.
Although low-code has been a divisive topic in the DevOps world, undoubtedly, it has proven to be productive for the development process not only in DevOps, but also in DevSecOps, serverless computing, microservices.
Greater demand for DevOps
Switching to remote work mode in many offices and companies has verified how prepared the companies were for such a change. Some places adapted quickly, while others needed or still need to make up for the shortcomings of digital transformation. DevOps engineers play a huge role in developing new software solutions or implementing and maintaining existing solutions in such organisations.
According to Industryarc.com, DevOps Market is forecast to reach $12.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) of 25.2% during 2020-2025, due to the rising demand from Small, Medium-sized Enterprises, MNCs.
So here we end our top DevOps trends and recommendations for 2022 and beyond. The introduction and improvement of DevOps activities in the organization bring spectacular results in software development. Follow these trends to automate the processes, reduce errors, save time and resources in the lifecycle.