While organizations across industries have embarked on the digital transformation journey, DevOps has been in the plans for most businesses. DevOps is the need of the hour for most IT teams for bridging the gap between the development team and operations team. Besides fostering a better team culture within organizations, DevOps also promises faster project deliveries, improved customer satisfaction, enhanced time-to-market, and much more. Given these perks, organizations have started implementing DevOps and are witnessing serious benefits.

A report by Markets and Markets says the DevOps market size is likely to climb from $2.90 billion in 2017 to $10.31 billion by 2023.

With the ever-changing business landscape and the technology evolving faster than ever, DevOps has grown leaps and bounds to suit the varying business requirements. In this blog, we will be donning our charlatan hat and predict the emerging business trends for 2022 and beyond.

Our 2022 Predictions

1. Integrating Kubernetes with DevOps

One of the main reasons why DevOps is where it is today is due to the growing adoption of Kubernetes by global tech companies. A perfect choice for organizations to manage software delivery, Kubernetes allows the software developers to easily share applications with the IT operations team in real-time. By implementing Kubernetes workflow, organizations can not only boost their productivity, but also eases the deployment pipelines in DevOps.

Container management systems along with Kubernetes will also reduce human interaction and embraces a fully automatic workflow. Its pipeline architecture allows developers to leverage AI and ML tools to examine, predict, and automate workflows.

Kubernetes’ ability to reform cloud-based apps through container-centric Microservices makes it one of the prime candidates for leading software providers like RedHat.

2. The Rise of Cloud-Native Technology

The cloud-native stack typically refers to a container-based system that supports the platforms to build apps with services that involve containers. Deployed as a part of microservices and run in containers, the technology is managed using agile and DevOps methodology. The sole purpose of leveraging cloud-native technology is to improve the speed and efficiency of the service assembly, allowing the business to adapt to the changing market.

With Netflix displaying a huge success by leveraging cloud technologies, several business platforms are shifting towards cloud-native.

3. AI and ML to the Rescue

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools have left no stone unturned in the digital transformation era. DevOps doesn’t miss out either – the technology has made the best use of AI and ML methods to produce tangible results. AI can change how IT teams approach DevOps in order to boost efficiency without much effort.

The introduction of AI and ML tools will result in reaping maximum rewards, making IT operations extra responsive. AI plays a significant role in the decision-making process in DevOps.

4. High Demand of Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

IaC is not just about automation, but plays an integral part in DevOps. Infrastructure as Code manages the complete infrastructure in the cloud through configuration files, while ensuring continuity since the cloud environment is automatically provisioned and configured with no human errors.

IaC comes with several benefits including easier cloud-native adoption, increasingly ephemeral architecture, traceability, constancy in deploying similar configurations, and better efficiency during the entire software development cycle. With more and more businesses coming to terms with these benefits, IaC will continue to be a prominent feature in DevOps in 2022 and beyond.

5. GitOps Growing Adoption

GitOps is a fairly new entrant to the DevOps culture that provides a way to automate and manage the complete infrastructure. With GitOps, teams can make best use of DevOps best practices including code review, version control, and CI/CD pipelines. Through effortless automation, the declaration files are stored in a Git repository, reducing the downtime.

6. The Rise of DevSecOps

Security has been the talking point ever since cloud took over. DevSecOps is designed to add robust security measures to DevOps practices from day 1. The incorporation of security to DevOps can be done with standard CI/CD testing tools. A DevSecOps-centric approach allows the developers to ensure end-to-end security across every development lifecycle layer, making it easier to detect and mitigate security breaches and threats.

In Conclusion

Incorporating DevOps in your business has become imperative in today’s business landscape and organizations have already started witnessing tangible results. Embrace these trends to stay ahead in your DevOps journey.

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