A desire for faster feature additions and software delivery alongside better collaboration between developers and the system operators started the DevOps revolution. DevOps for organizations signifies a shift in their IT culture to be future-ready by adopting agile and lean methods to speed up the delivery of their IT services. An Acumen Research and Consulting report found that the Global DevOps Market size in 2021, which accounted for $ 7,398 Million, is projected to reach $ 37,227 Million by 2030, with a considerable CAGR of 20% during the forecast timeframe of 2022–2030. Along with placing a strong emphasis on people (and culture), DevOps also aims to enhance communication between the development and operations teams by breaking silos. But its implementation relies heavily on technology, particularly automation technologies and newer trends. In that context, every DevOps aficionado should keep an eye on emerging DevOps trends to ensure improved software delivery speeds and operational efficiency. This blog explores the future of DevOps in 2023 by looking at TEN key trends that will shape the DevOps environment of the future.
- Microservices: The IT industry today makes widespread use of microservice-based architectures. Designed to accommodate the most recent DevOps trends, microservices have successfully broken down old, humongous monolithic systems into smaller, easier-to-manage bits and successfully streamlined operations, deployment, testing, and development. Additionally, it has streamlined the regular and constant delivery of applications and software. Facilitating DevOps methods and principles to enhance software quality has become more accessible and straightforward for development teams. Microservice architectures achieve greater agility and manageability across the software development life cycle. Microservices will become a leading force in the future. They will enhance organizational competitiveness as smaller software components can be developed by separate teams, speeding up the software development life cycle and allowing businesses to offer updates and apps more quickly.
- Serverless: Serverless has been a buzzword in the DevOps space for some time and is bound to pick up more interest in 2023 and beyond. Serverless computing has enabled multiple organizations to outsource their infrastructure handling tasks to external experts, transforming their operations. This leaves room for developers to focus on building customer-centric applications without having to focus efforts on managing and maintaining servers, thus minimizing the risk of pipeline management problems. Organizations have recognized the advantages serverless provides, and many have already adopted a serverless strategy. The added operability helps bridge the gap between Dev and Ops with added benefits such as minimal to no server management, cost reduction (since users pay only for what they use), high scalability, quick deployment, more time to focus on UX, improved latency, and high efficiency. You can expect the serverless market to grow in 2023 as more organizations embrace it.
- Infrastructure as Code: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is set to be another leading DevOps trend in 2023 because it uses coding and automation to clear the way for smoother infrastructure provisioning and management. DevOps best practices require continuous monitoring, version control, and virtualization testing of the application code. IaC saves on manual effort for these activities, making it an efficient approach. Infrastructure as code paves the way for better and closer collaboration between software development and infrastructure teams. With increasing infrastructure needs and a need for being agile and fast, IaC will definitely pick up pace in 2023.
- Multi-cloud Environments: Cloud and DevOps go hand in hand. The combination is highly beneficial for boosting productivity as it adds value and more features to the product pipeline. A multi-cloud system approach is proving instrumental, especially for organizations that want the absolute best in class from any provider. Another reason organizations adopt the multi-cloud approach is to support data, applications, and service availability. An increasing number of organizations want a combination of services from a mix of vendors. A multi-cloud environment is often beneficial to ensure High Availability. Multi-cloud architectures also allow selecting the cloud services with the optimal performance or cost for specific use cases. DevOps aims at efficiency and speed, and adopting a multi-cloud approach is one strategy that has shown signs of boosting both. It won’t be a surprise to see a surge in multi-cloud adoption in 2023.
- Low-code Applications: DevOps aims to shorten the application development lifecycle, and low-code platforms are excellent tools for time-saving and reducing complexity. The availability of drag-and-drop elements instead of having to write complex code has given ‘citizen developers’ (non-technical professionals) the chance to develop and deploy applications quickly. Professional developers also incline toward low-code applications to a certain level when the delivery deadlines are tight. Low code using reusable tested components can help reduce the number of bugs in an application, helping organizations develop an edge in a high-demanding, fast-moving marketplace. Expect to see more ready-made solutions and low to no-code applications for frequently used functionalities from many providers in 2023.
- GitOps: GitOps could be called an evolution of infrastructure-as-code and is one of the most radical DevOps trends and best practices to be incorporated into a DevOps workflow. Organizations looking to improve infrastructure control, monitor…Read More