In 2019, we saw the DevOps community adopting AI and automation on a more frequent basis. The growth of containers and FaaS continued, and developers and operations teams took greater control of their applications. Through continuous improvement initiatives, both product and engineering teams collaborated between and among themselves, resulting in more transparency in both operations and development and smarter workflows.
With the first quarter of 2020 almost done, what does the rest of the year hold for DevOps? Let’s look at the upcoming trends:
- More individuals and organizations will adopt DevOps principles and practices. More businesses are looking into DevOps. Decision-makers, engineers, and developers are starting to use DevOps practices more and more, including chaos engineering and unit testing, and the mention of these terms no longer raise eyebrows like they did a few years ago. Engineers, in particular, are getting used to responding to alerts for issues with the applications they are developing. In other words, the line between “developer” and “operations” is slowly getting blurred.
- Cloud computing usage will continue to grow. With the growth of SaaS and related cloud applications, cloud computing is no longer a novelty. It has become a fact of life in most technology companies. DevOps is no exception. Companies are using the likes of AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure to build more resilient software, increase transparency during the development cycle, and to facilitate collaboration across DevOps teams. More than ever, it is now easier for DevOps-oriented organizations to make needed changes to whatever they are working on.
- CI/CD/CD will be more of a standard than a nice-to-have. Businesses are beginning to look at CI/CD as something that can be harnessed to deliver new product iterations faster and to help DevOps teams resolve incidents or to revert to previous software versions quickly. The wide popularity of code repository and version control platforms like GitHub is just one sign that CI/CD is not just the flavor of the month. It is here to stay, and organizations are starting to look at CI/CD expertise as something that they must have, instead of being merely optional.