The DevOps market skyrocketed in 2017 when it generated $2.9 billion. Not only did it reform the way companies worked their business processes, but it also became the key focus that has shaped the world of software. By 2022, DevOps is expected to cross the $6 billion mark.
Read on to know the top five trends that DevOps will set in 2020:
1. DevOps AI
The time is not far when manual testing will stop seeing the light of the day. DevOps automation, in alliance with Artificial Intelligence, has already started transforming how processes are built. AI is being put to use to foretell how code will work on the basis of the activity and log reports. With the power of AI, you can automate the acceptance testing, functional testing, and deployment testing for organizations to make the software release process quicker, more efficient, and error-free by securing continuous delivery.
The predictions say that the increasing number of AI-driven applications will prompt data scientists to incorporate DevOps philosophy into the workflows. Apparently, DevOps will be a prominent option for them to deal with the maintaining and testing of several deployed models in the production chain.
2. Serverless Computing
Serverless architecture can take DevOps to the next level. They are the applications that are dependent on third-party services, also known as Backend as a Service (BaaS), or on custom codes that are run in temporary containers, also known as Function as a Service (FaaS). The term “serverless” simply means that the person or business that manages the system does not need to purchase or rent virtual machines if they want to run the back-end code.
With the serverless architecture, developers get to focus completely on the development part of the application and stay worry-free about the rest. The serverless implementation is light on the pocket, cuts down on the time invested, ensures quick and simple deployment, and eradicates the need for upgrading existing servers.
The majority of the DevOps consulting companies are shifting to DevSecOps because of the exponential increase in security breaches in recent times. More IT firms are regarding DevSecOps as one of the best practices.
DevSecOps is a programmatic approach to application security that, right from the start to finish, embeds security into every line of code.
Implementing security measures in the development process will bring great collaboration in software development and ensure that the entire process remains efficient, flawless, and effective. DevSecOps can expect a high adoption rate over the next several years.
Automation is going to be inheadlines in 2020. It helps in saving time and increasing security by identifying failures early, all by eradicating manual steps throughout the software engineering life cycle.
Understanding the 6 Cs of the DevOps cycle, i.e., continuous business planning, collaborative development, continuous testing, continuous release and deployment, continuous monitoring, and continuous feedback and optimization, and including automation in between these stages is the key that is going to be one of the major objectives in the upcoming year.
After having a successful 2019, the Kubernetes market is expected to further grow exponentially in 2020. Technologists prefer Kubernetes over other containers as it offers a better experience and useful traits. Deemed as the top container technology, K8s will benefit more companies in terms of automation, portability, and scalability. The upcoming year will unfold new and improved Kubernetes features that will support effective and reliable distributed workloads over various environments.
DevOps caters to various different business processes as it has a diverse applicability. This has helped the technology to be an essential aspect of any successful company’s working capabilities.
A few improvements here and there provided by the points mentioned above are going to help DevOps rule 2020 and will pave the path for further growth as we head into the next decade.
Reference: DevOps Online, DevOps U, Randstad, DZone